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Administration Assistant

Cobden Primary School
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Contract Type
Full Time
Grade 5, Pts 7-8 (£10,731 to £10,911 per annum)
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
31st May 2024 09:00 AM
Contract Type
Job ID
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1421073

Administration Assistant

Cobden Primary School


Contracted Hrs: 20 Hours per week

Working Wks: 39 (Term Time + Inset Days)

Grade: Grade 5, Pts 7 to 8

Salary: £10,731 to £10,911 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 Cobden Primary School as an Administration Assistant on a permanent basis. The Administration Assistant will be responsible for supporting the Office Manager in leading the administration of the school. The successful candidate will be required to work 5 mornings and 2 afternoons a week. This is a varied and exciting role for someone who has experience of working in a busy office environment.

This is a key position in the school, being the face of the school and providing 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 a vibrant, multi-cultural school community where pupils are motivated to learn and behave well. You will have the opportunity to work alongside our excellent team and be part of our flourishing wider Cobden community. Cobden Primary School has great transport links with the train station a 5 minute walk away.

The ideal candidate will:

• Have experience of working in a busy administration office, ideally in a school

• 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 Interim Headteacher, Andy Kitchen, 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, Friday 31st May 2024

Provisional Interview Date: Wednesday 5th June 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.


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.


Safeguarding Statement:

Cobden Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applicants regardless of ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

The post is subject to a medical and an enhanced DBS check. Previous employment references will be taken up at shortlisting.

Cobden Primary School

Cobden Primary School