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Job Ref No. ECC3238-107 Position Type: Administration Pay Range: Scale 8 point 25 - 28
Position Start Date: 15/04/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 14/04/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: TBC  

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We are looking to recruit a highly skilled Busar to join our enthusiatic and motivated team at Dr Walkers C of E Primary School. You will be expected to support the Headteacher and Governors in maintaining and developing the high standards of management within the school. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in the operational side of the school. This position would especially suit an experienced Bursar or Business Manager looking for part time hours in a small rural school.

Hours: 25 hours per week - term time (39 weeks per year) - Working pattern to be agreed at interview

Salary: LGPS Scale 8 pt 25-28 (pro-rata) - actual starting salary £19,184

The successful applicant will have:

  • An understanding and knowledge of human resources, safeguarding and payroll
  • Experience of financial management and budgetary controls ideally in schools with the relevant qualifications
  • Experience of IT and knowledge of accounting and management information systems, e.g. FMS, Microsoft Office.
  • A high degree of motivation to be fully committed to working in a school environment.
  • An understanding and knowledge of GDPR
  • A knowledge base of Health and Safety in the workplace.
  • The ability to work under pressure to deadlines, on your own initiative, as well as part of a team.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

We can offer:

  • A community and family feel to the school.
  • Amazing, friendly and well-behaved pupils.
  • A creative, highly motivated, passionate and hardworking group of staff.#
  • Teamwork.
  • CPD opportunities through accredited training.
  • A very supportive governing body.

For more information about our school, please visit:

We would encourage you to visit our school to discover first-hand the surroundings and working environment that we can offer you.

To arrange an appointment please contact the School Bursar, Mr Keith Haywood on 01277 899298 or email

Dr Walkers C of E Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required for the successful candidate in accordance with Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education Legislation.

Information about the School

Are you the one we are looking for? If so, then don’t delay in applying!

Dr Walker’s Church of England Primary School is a small village Voluntary Controlled community school, in the heart of Fyfield, Ongar. We might be small, but have a lot to offer!

We are a creative school, where pupils are supported to become the best they can be. Pupils access the curriculum through additional fun activities such as dressing up days, hatching ducks, circus workshops, visiting zoo, residentials, initiatives, etc. and where appropriate participation in sporting events with local schools. Our school website evidences all our fun activities in the weekly newsletters (do have a look at how we are having fun, whilst learning!).

Our school aims to be An Exceptional Place to Flourish, where we work together to grow, progress, achieve and develop to become well-balanced British and global citizens; aspiring to live a life in all its fullness and to succeed. Our associated Christian Values aligned with the fundamental British Values.

The school has had a number of improvements over the last two years, inclusive of: • The building of two new classrooms (with aircon) • new playground multi-sports markings • multi-sports goalposts • an adventure trail • classrooms have been re-decorated • new access to KS2 classrooms • EYFS has had a make-over (inside and out!) and • new fencing to secure the school’s main entrance.

Why consider working at Dr Walker's? • We have smaller than usual class sizes and host year groups in mixed classes. • We seek excellence by ensuring a safe, dignified, and respectful learning environment, where diversity, differences, talents, and interests are celebrated. • We pride ourselves in our amazing, friendly and well-behaved pupils. • We believe that every school day counts and that every child is valued, nurtured and cared for. • Being affiliated with the Church of England, we preserve and develop its Christian ethos, principles and character and work in partnership with the local church (St Nicholas) and the Diocese of Chelmsford. • We emphasise the importance of dignity, respect, honesty, kindness, courtesy and consideration. • We have a very supportive Governing Body. • We place a high premium on staff well-being and teamwork. • We have a creative, highly motivated, passionate and hardworking group of staff. • We offer CPD opportunities through accredited training.

Please note that we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils and expect all those who work with us to share this commitment. Successful applicants will need to undertake a DBS Enhanced Clearance check (Disclosure and Barring Service).

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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Contact Information

School Office
Dr Walker's C of E Primary School
Walker Avenue
Fyfield, Ongar
Essex, CM5 0RG
Telephone: 01277 899298

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