Hours: The job is offered on a variable hour contract of 18 to 30 hours. It is likely to be 25 hours initially.
Band 3 (£16 481 to £17 547 PRO RATA ) Term time + 5 days
We are looking to appoint an Administrative Officer to work in our busy school office. The role requires excellent interpersonal skills and a flexible approach to work. You will need to be highly organised and committed to the wellbeing of children.
The successful candidate will also be the receptionist to the school so will need to be pleasant and helpful, dealing with the many and varied visitors and queries to school.
Whitfield Church of England Primary is committed to the safety of our children and follows safer recruitment procedures. The post is subject to enhanced DBS checks.
Main Purpose of the job:
Under the guidance of the Acting Head Teacher and, our Administrative Officer will be responsible for the administration, finance and organisation of school processes. The nature of the role means that the candidate will have to be adaptable to a quickly changing school day and the needs of children, staff and parents.
Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Deal with complex reception/visitor matters
Contribute to the planning, development and organisation od support service systems
Organise school trips and events
Manage manual and computerised record and information systems eg SIMS or Scholar Pack
Undertake typing, word processing and complex IT tasks
Complete and submit complex forms and returns eg LA local accounts
Monitor and manage stock within an agreed budget
Comply with policies and procedures
Health and Safety
More detail can be found in the job description and person specification within the application pack
Vision, direction and development:
Our beautiful and happy Church school is located in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Our school is committed to serving this rural area which has a geographically and socially very diverse local community. We are Northumberland’s first carbon neutral school and we make the most of our stunning natural surroundings.
Our ethos is founded on Christian principles of respectful neighbourliness, treating each child with kindness and as individuals with the belief that happy children learn well.
Our Administrative Officer will support the school’s Christian ethos, vision and values, demonstrating these values in everyday working practices and in contact with visitors to school, the children and all members of the school community.
We aim to recruit a kind, caring person who is willing to become involved in bettering the lives of the children and helping forge and maintain links with our wider community. Community events are a very important feature of our ethos.
We aim to provide the best possible education for our young children, at the moment our age range is 4-11 years, which we plan to extend in 2017 with the building of our new Pre-School.
Closing date: Wednesday 29th March
Whitfield CofE VA School is an Equal Opportunities Inclusive Employer