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St Columba C of E Primary School

Administrative Assistant

Closing date: 20/06/2024 at 12:00

Interview date: 27/06/2024

Job Start Date: 02/09/2024

Contract/Hours: Permanent , Full-time

Salary Type: Support Staff

Salary Details: Grade B

Hours of Work: 32.5 hours per week, to be worked 8.30 am to 3.30 pm

Location of Role: St Columba C of E Primary School

Job/Person Summary

St Columba Church of England Primary School are looking to appoint an Administrative Assistant to be a key part of our new administration team. As our Administrative Assistant, you will be an integral part of the school office and the broader school team. You will work closely with the Headteacher and the School Business Manager to ensure the office is run efficiently and professionally and offers a warm welcome to all.

We are a rapidly improving school with a new leadership team. We are looking for an Administrative Assistant to join us on our exciting journey.

In this role you will:

1. Work with the School Business Manager to ensure all administrative duties in the office are delivered in a timely and professional manner

2. Be a key part of our front office team ensuring a highly secure, professional and organised ‘front of house’ is maintained at all times and a welcoming environment is created for all stakeholders.

3. Be key to the smooth running of the school’s reception, postal, telephone and electronic communications

4. Be highly competent in IT skills

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for more information about the role requirements.

The school joined the Diocese of Chichester Multi Academy Trust [DCAT] in January 2020, this is an exciting time to join the school and be part of our journey. As a School Business Manager in a DCAT school you will benefit from the support given by the Trust Centre team. You will have the opportunity to join the regular SBM Hub meetings and also benefit from the wide range of training and professional development available to all staff in the DCAT family of schools.

This post is Term Time only, plus INSET Days

The successful candidate will be:

· Supportive of the Christian ethos of our school

· A hard-working team member

· Inspirational and motivate children and staff through their high expectations

· Committed to a creative approach to learning

Our school can offer you:

· A role which is varied and rewarding

· An enthusiastic, hardworking staff team

· A happy, caring atmosphere to work in

· A commitment to your continuing professional development

Our staff benefits include:

· Local Government Pension scheme

· Employee Assistance Programme

· Wellbeing Platform

· Cycle to Work Scheme and much more!

Details of the post:

· This is a permanent post

· This post is Term Time only, INSET Days, so a total of 39 working weeks per year.

· 32.5 hours per week, to be worked 8.30 am to 3.30 pm (half hour unpaid lunch break)

· Start date: Monday 2nd September 2024, or possibly earlier by arrangement.

· Salary: Hampshire Grade B.

Application Procedure

How to Apply

If you are interested in this role and would like to find out more or to arrange a visit to the school please contact Karen Stant, DCAT Co-Head of HR at [email protected]

Applications should be submitted using the attached application form and returned via email to [email protected]

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early ahead of the advertised closed date, early applications for this role are therefore encouraged.

Closing Date: Midday on Wednesday 20 June 2024

Interview Date: Thursday 27 June 2024

Safer Recruitment

Safeguarding Information This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018. The Trust will need to ensure that they are not knowingly employing a person who is disqualified under the 2018 Regulations in connection with relevant childcare provision. Accordingly, shortlisted candidates will be required to demonstrate to the Trust, by completing a self-declaration form as part of the pre-employment checks process, that they have not been disqualified under the 2018 Regulations. If the preferred candidate is found to be disqualified under the 2018 Regulations, the offer of employment will be subject to the application by the preferred candidate to Ofsted for a waiver and the receipt of a waiver from Ofsted. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service check (http://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring service-check). The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All school-based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children. All school staff should be aware of the school's Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.

About us

Address: Tewkesbury Ave, Fareham, Fareham, Hampshire, PO15 6LL

Telephone: 01329 843226

Website: https://www.stcolumbaprimary.co.uk/

Application form