The Merton Primary School
Contracted Hrs: 37 Hours
Working Wks: Term Time + Inset Days (39 weeks)
Grade: Grade 5, Pts 7 to 8
Salary: £19,854 to £20,186 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Are you a highly organised individual with experience of providing excellent customer service?
Are you looking for a rewarding role in which you can make a real difference?
Would you like to work in a supportive team that values each individual’s contribution?
If so, this could be the perfect opportunity for you!
An exciting opportunity has arisen for someone to join The Merton Primary School as an Administration Assistant on a permanent basis. The Administration Assistant will be responsible for supporting the Office Manager and in leading the administration of the school. The successful candidate will be required to work 8:30am – 4:30pm, Monday – Thursday and 8:30am – 4pm on Friday.
This is a key position in the school, being the face of the school and provide a courteous service, resolving routine queries and those relating to an area of work and liaising with an appropriate person to assist where necessary. The post holder will undertake a full range of administrative duties and support the Office Manager in offering excellent customer service to the school; ensuring the administration of the school runs efficiently and effectively. You will be expected to build strong positive professional relationships with our families and stakeholders, answering telephone calls and deal with general enquiries, forwarding more complex enquiries where appropriate.
We are looking for someone who is friendly and has the ability to work well in a team. The ideal candidate will have a good sense of humour and a flexible attitude towards work.
This role is a rewarding one with a successful candidate having the opportunity to join an experienced, supportive, and friendly team and develop the relevant skills and knowledge to advance their administration career. This is the perfect opportunity for someone who is looking for a new challenge and for someone to contribute towards making a difference in children’s lives.
The ideal candidate will:
• Have experience of working in an administrative role
• Have good communication and organisational skills
• Have the ability to prioritise their workload
• Have a positive ‘can-do’ attitude with a friendly approach
• Be flexible with the ability to adapt in a busy working environment
• Be computer literate and familiar with Microsoft Office
• Have the ability to work under pressure whilst providing a calm demeanour
In return we offer:
• Opportunity to work within a supportive team
• Opportunities for career development with access to apprenticeship and training schemes
• Generous annual leave entitlements
• Access to the generous Local Government Pension Scheme (24% contribution by the employer)
• Employee Support Service (counselling) for employees and close family members (24/7 support)
• Employee Discount and Benefit Scheme
• Opportunity for an annual flu vaccination
If you would like to discuss this post or arrange a visit to the school please contact the Headteacher, Matt Lee, prior to applying.
To apply for this position:
1. Apply using the online application form
2. Submit a supporting statement outlining the reasons why you are applying and your suitability for the position
Application Closing Date: 9am, Monday 26th February 2024
Provisional Interview Date: Wednesday 6th March 2024
We look forward to receiving your application!
Bradgate Education Partnership is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All staff and volunteers are therefore expected to be-have in such a way that supports this commitment. As part of the Trust’s shortlisting process, all shortlisted candidates will be subject to an online search as part of our due diligence. Appointment to this post will also be subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks.
WE ARE ALL UNIQUE…
At our Trust inclusion means everyone is welcome. Everyone is treated fairly and with respect. We value individuality and uniqueness and aim to create a sense of belonging. We want an inclusive workplace that helps build the success of our pupils and reflects the diversity of the communities we serve.
The school has a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS clearance will be applied for and required for this position