Administrative Assistant, Business Support
Job Title: Administrative Assistant
Location: Based at Uffculme School
Pay Grade: NJC Point 4 – 6 (FTE £21,189 - £21,968)
Starting Salary: £12,206 NJC Point 4
Hours of Work: 25 hours per week; 39 weeks pa (Term-time plus 5 INSET days)
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic Administrative Assistant to join our busy Business Support office at Uffculme School. You will be part of our Business Support Team, delivering HR and Finance services to Uffculme School and Uffculme Primary.
You will be supporting the work of the two Administrators and the School Business Manager. The role is varied and includes placing orders with suppliers, responding to emails, administering the school’s cashless payment system and dealing with general queries. You will also have the opportunity to assist with HR processes including preparing interview packs and undertaking pre-employment checks for successful candidates. You will be a key person to respond to general queries from staff and parents and will be expected to provide a positive and welcoming response.
We are looking for a candidate who is proactive, enthusiastic and confident in communicating effectively with a wide range of people. You will play an instrumental role in the day to day running of the Business Support Office as well as providing support to the Administrators. This is an ideal role for someone who is interested in developing a career in administration.
You should have excellent communication skills, be flexible, adaptable and be able to prioritise tasks. The role will require both independent working and the ability to be a team player.
While previous school administration experience is not essential, candidates should be experienced in working in a busy professional office environment. You should be proficient and confident with ICT. An up to date knowledge of Microsoft systems including Teams would be an advantage, but full training will be provided to the successful candidate.
The role is based at Uffculme School and is typically 5 hours a day, 5 days a week; start times can be flexible and a working pattern will be agreed with the post-holder on appointment.
We can offer a competitive salary, a Local Government pension, free onsite parking, and discounted membership at our onsite gym. We are supportive of learning and development and encourage our staff to broaden their skills and knowledge and encourage continuous CPD.
If you are looking for a varied administration role in a supportive organisation, then we would love to hear from you.
See the Job Description for a full breakdown of the role and responsibilities.
Disclosure and Barring Service Check
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
The closing date is midday Monday 5th December 2022, with interviews to be held during the week of 12th December. Please note interviews will be held during school hours and cannot be rearranged.
Early applications are recommended, as the Trust reserves the right to withdraw the advertisement before the published closing date.
Uffculme School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
As part of our due diligence process when shortlisting, we may carry out an online search of publicly available material to identify any incidents or issues which we might want to explore with the applicant at interview.