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Job Ref No. ECC3241-78S Position Type: Administration Pay Range: Scale 4 Point 7
Position Start Date: 04/01/2024 Contract Type: Full-time/Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 23/11/2023 Midday Date of Interviews: w/c 27th November 2023  

Job Description

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We would like to appoint an Admin Assistant to support the work of our School Office Manager in running our small and busy School Office. We are a small, friendly Primary School with a wonderful school community. We are in the village of Birchanger on the Herts/Essex border near Bishops Stortford.

As part of the school's administrative team, you will act as the first point of contact for telephone and face to face enquiries supporting staff, students and parents and will represent the school in a professional and friendly manner.

You will also take responsibility for a variety of operational admin tasks to deliver efficient administrative systems and processes and to provide a welcoming and supportive service in our School Reception.

The main aspects of the role will be maintaining our communications on the school website, carrying out the admin of the school clubs and working closely with our catering staff to compile the numbers for the school lunches. Daily lunch duty is part of the role. During this time, the role will be to supervise pupils during the lunch break and encouraging a range of games and activities.

The hours for this role are as follows:

Part Time ~ Monday ~ Friday 08:30am ~ 1:00pm (22.5 hours per week) during term time.

Full Time ~ Monday ~ Friday 08:30am ~ 3:15pm with lunch duty to take place from 12:00noon ~ 1:00pm

The post is Scale 4 point 7 (7 ~ 8) of Local Government Pay scale.

The successful candidate will have:

· Have a good standard of maths & English & excellent oral and written communication skills.

· Be flexible, able to use initiative and prioritise workload.

· Be able to work effectively with parents, staff, and children in a positive and professional manner.

· Have experience of general admin, data entry and IT systems and finance work

· Be willing to undertake relevant training.

The person appointed will be able to work using their own initiative and to provide an efficient and effective administrative service for the school.

Starting date 4th January 2024

Closing date Thursday 23rd November 2023

For more details, please contact Mrs Carolyn Field in the School Office on 01279 812362

In line with recommended practice in the statutory guidance 'Keeping Children Safe in Education' the school will conduct searches for information on shortlisted candidate's which is publicly available on-line.

No detriment will be applied whether or not an individual has an on-line presence.

Searches will be conducted by an appropriate individual and any information will be discussed with candidates at the interview before any decisions regarding the recruitment process are made.

Information about the School

We are a small rural primary school on the border of Hertfordshire and Essex. We have 102 wonderful children in our school and staff who are devoted to the care and development of our children.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Information about the school

Contact Information

Mrs Carolyn Field
Birchanger, Bishops Stortford
Hertfordshire, CM23 5QL
Telephone: 01279 812362

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