Job Ref No. ECC2915-80S Position Type: Administration Pay Range: Scale 3 Point 5-6 (Depending on experience)
Position Start Date: 15/04/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 18/03/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: w/c 25th March 2024  

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School: Westwood Academy

Position: Early Years Funding and Admissions Administrator

Contract: Permanent

Hours per week: 10 hours per week (38 weeks - Term time only)

Scale: 3 Point 5-6 (Depending on experience)

Actual Salary: £5,311.06 to £5,399.88 (Depending on Experience)

Start Date: 15th April 2024

Closing date: 18th March 2024 - midday

Interview date: w/c 25th March 2024

There is undoubtedly something very special about Westwood Academy, and we take immense pride in our school community. Here, we work collaboratively to create a safe, happy, and vibrant environment where students can learn and thrive.

As Early Years Funding and Admissions Administrator, you will play a key role in ensuring the smooth and efficient administration of our nursery and reception funding and admissions. Your responsibilities will encompass financial duties, various administrative tasks, communication with staff and parents and maintaining a safe environment for all.

Hours are Monday to Thursday 9.00am to 11.30am, term time only.

We would like to hear from you if you have:

· Experience in using the Early years Provider Portal and knowledge of the Early Years funding and admissions process is highly desirable.

· Proficiency in relevant software applications for finance and office management (E.g. ParentMail, Excel, Provider Portal).

· Proven experience in office administration, preferably in an educational or nursery setting.

· Strong organisational and multitasking abilities.

· Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

· Knowledge of first aid procedures and willingness to maintain current certifications is desirable.

· The ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and engage positively with families.

What we can offer you:

· Engaged and enthusiastic pupils who are 'proud to belong' to our school and enjoy learning in a stimulating environment.

· A forward thinking, proactive Trust that is dedicated to the success of its pupils and staff.

· Access to ongoing training empowering you to grow and excel in your role.

· An additional week's holiday in October resulting in a 2-week break during this term.

· A comprehensive Employee Assistance programme available to all employees, providing you with the support you need whenever you need it.

Take the Next Step:

Visits to our school are warmly welcomed and encouraged. Please contact the office team directly at 01702 559467, to schedule an appointment. We hope to meet you.

We encourage you to submit your application at your earliest convenience as we reserve the right to close this job vacancy early.

Westwood Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. We follow safer recruitment practice and appointments are subject to satisfactory DBS certification and references.

As part of the South Essex Academy Trust we are an equal opportunities employer.

How to apply:

If you would like to apply for this position, please click on the 'apply for this vacancy' icon to complete the application form. Once completed please send to Sarah O'Donnell, Recruitment Consultant at along with your Recruitment Monitoring Information form.

Please take care to complete the application in full as incomplete applications will no

Information about the School

There is undoubtedly something very special about Westwood Academy, and we take immense pride in our school community. Here, we work collaboratively to create a safe, happy, and vibrant environment where students can learn and thrive.

We have a great deal of fun in our learning, whether in the classroom or playground, on the sports field, during one of our educational visits or themed learning days.

Supporting our school, South Essex Academy Trust plays a pivotal role by providing leadership, CPD, and school improvement through the peer review model, Leadership Academy, and the support of our School Improvement team. Leaders invest time and CPD in developing staff expertise and teachers value the training they receive; this gives teachers the confidence to adopt teaching approaches that get the best from pupils.

Our team is wholeheartedly devoted to children’s well-being, setting high standards, and nurturing the skills and enthusiasm necessary for our pupils to embrace the opportunities, responsibilities, and experiences that life has to offer.

If you would like to find out more about us, please contact the school and make a convenient appointment; we will be delighted to welcome you!

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

Vicky Merrell
Beresford Close
Hadleigh, Benfleet
Essex, SS7 2SU
Telephone: 01702 559467

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