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Orchard Junior School

Senior Administrative Assistant

Closing date: 01/07/2024 at 12:00

Interview date: 05/07/2024

Job Start Date: 01/09/2024

Contract/Hours: Permanent , Part-time

Salary Type: Support Staff

Salary Details: Grade C

Salary Pro-Rata: 16031

Hours of Work: 30 hours per week, 8.00 am start, shift pattern negotiable, term time only

Location of Role: Orchard Junior School

Job/Person Summary

Orchard Junior School have a vacancy for a Senior Administrative Assistant to work with our experienced, friendly admin team.

Are you the type of person who is able to react to changing circumstances and demands as they arise and enjoy helping children, parents and staff at our popular school?

We are looking for a calm, friendly, energetic, versatile person who is able to both multitask and work under their own initiative in our busy school office.  We need someone who will ‘muck in’. We are wanting to recruit someone who has a cheerful nature and is courteous and professional at all times. Prior experience of working in an office would be advantageous.  Ideally you will have experience of working in a school office.

Do you have an excellent interpersonal manner, understand the importance of confidentiality and highly developed ICT skills? 

This role involves the use of different school-based systems including Arbor, Tucasi, CPOMS and HCC intranet (on the job training will be offered to the successful candidate). We want to recruit a team player and someone who thrives on the demands of a very busy school office environment together with the understanding of the importance of complete confidentiality.  You must be able to work under pressure and be able to prioritise your work at a moment’s notice.  A sense of humour is essential as is an understanding that no two days in a school are ever the same!

Your job will be to assist in the general daily admin tasks, including reception duty.  The duties will  also include pupil related administration including attendance, admissions, leavers, school dinners, school trips and general pupil support.   You will be part of a team of qualified first aiders looking after the children together with general wellbeing.  As part of the office team, you will be ‘front of house’ dealing with children, parents, visitors and contractors.  Ensuring the safeguarding of our pupils through checking attendance and visitors to the school is vital. 

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Application Procedure

To apply please obtain an application pack from the school website www.orchardjunior.com and return it to Ms Angela Symes, School Business Manager, [email protected] by 12 noon on Monday 1st July 2024

Safer Recruitment

Orchard Junior School and Hampshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

About us

Address: Water Lane, Dibden Purlieu, Southampton, Hampshire, SO45 4SB

Telephone: 023 8084 3162

Website: www.orchardjunior.com/

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