Admissions and Administration Assistant

Home Farm Primary School, Colchester
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Job Ref No. ECC2064-118S Position Type: Administration Pay Range: Scale 3, Points 5-6
Position Start Date: 14/05/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 19/04/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: To be confirmed  

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Vacancy for an Admissions and Administration Assistant

Scale 3 within the range of points 5 to 6 (FTE £23,500 - £23,893)

Actual annual salary £8,712 - £8,858

Working hours - 16 hours per week 08:00am to 12:00pm and 12:30pm to 16:30pm Tuesdays and Thursdays during 38 weeks of term time and non-pupil days.

We are looking for a friendly and efficient person to join us in our school office to be responsible for admissions and the monitoring of attendance.

The role involves:

· Managing the admissions for the school, maintaining the admissions waiting list, updating and maintaining the school's pupil data and preparing appeal paperwork;

· Monitoring pupil attendance and preparing attendance letters to parents;

· Providing medical and welfare support to pupils, including the administration of first aid;

· Supporting the receptionist and offering cover for the front desk, including monitoring emails, answering the phone, daily attendance and dinner numbers for the kitchen;

· Providing general administration support.

Experience of working in a busy school office environment would be helpful, particularly experience managing admissions, together with the ability to communicate clearly and sensitively with pupils and parents and to manage competing priorities.

At Home Farm we offer

· Happy, confident and hardworking pupils who are eager to learn;

· A dedicated and talented team of committed staff and an active, supportive governing body;

· A secure, caring and inclusive environment where achievement is celebrated;

· A Headteacher who is not above a mid-week jam doughnut run for staff morale!

You can read more about us on our website at Home Farm Primary School is part of The Alpha Trust. For further information, please contact the school office on 01206 577430 or by email at

We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people in our care and expect all staff to share this commitment. We follow safer recruitment practice and appointments are subject to successful DBS checks and references.

Please note that we may not be able to reply individually to every application and if you do not hear from us within ten days of the closing date, your application has not been successful on this occasion. If a sufficient number of qualified applications are received we may decide to close the job application period earlier than advertised. We look forward to receiving your application.

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

Hannah Howlett
Shelley Road
Lexden, Colchester
Essex, CO3 4JL
Telephone: 01206 577430

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