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Apprentice Office Assistant

Chaldon Road, Caterham, Surrey, CR3 5PG
Hillcroft Primary School
Term Time
£6213.00 per annum pro rata
25th May 2021
Start Date
1st September 2021
19th June 2021 12:00 AM
Contract Term
Fixed term contract
Job ID
Start date
1st September 2021
  • Contract type: Fixed term contract
  • Contract length: 18 months
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1153559

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and proactive Apprentice Office Administrator to join our hard working, friendly, dedicated team in the school office.

Are you leaving education and looking to continue your studies and earn a qualification ‘on the job’? Or perhaps you are a mature individual looking to return to the workplace after a career break, to learn new skills or have a change of career?

Your opportunity

An opportunity has arisen for an Apprentice Office Administrator to provide administrative support as a member of the school’s office team. This varied role will give the successful candidate an opportunity to learn all aspects within the department, developing their knowledge and skills. They will be prepared to work hard and respond positively to the busy day to day school life and be a strong team player.

The successful candidate should have good communication and organisational skills with strong IT skills. Due to the nature of the post, they will need to be flexible in their work ethic and willing to help the rest of the team.

With support from the Office Team and an Independent Learning Support Tutor through our trusted provider, you will complete a fully funded apprenticeship course. The course will run for approximately 18 months. You will learn ‘on the job’ and have 20% dedicated ‘off the job’ study time.

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship you will be awarded a Level 3 in Business Administration, equivalent to 2 A Levels. There may be opportunities available within GLF once you have completed your qualification.

About Hillcroft Primary School

Hillcroft is a happy, vibrant and forward thinking school, our excellent staff team are committed and dedicated in ensuring that each and every child is nurtured to achieve their personal best. We have high standards and expect the best. As part of the Chalklands Cluster, comprising of four GLF schools within the area, we have a collaborative approach towards working which means the schools work closely together to provide an exceptional educational experience to the local communities. The schools benefit from being able to share resources and support each other where needed. It will also allow for more opportunities for career progression across the cluster and give you the chance to enhance your professional development.

What we are looking for

The successful candidate should:

• Be dynamic, enthusiastic and motivated

• Be able to develop positive relationships with young children

• Be able to stay calm and objective when presented with unusual or challenging behaviour

• Be enthusiastic and committed to working as part of a team

• Be a confident and clear communicator with parents

• Have GCSE Maths and English at Grade C or above

Why work at Hillcroft Primary School

• A chance to work in a diverse, inclusive, vibrant and fast growing community with excellent transport links

• A supportive senior management team and wider staff body within GLF Schools

• Part of the GLF Chalklands cluster (including Hillcroft Primary, Warlingham Primary, Marden Lodge Primary and Whyteleafe Primary), encouraging a collaborative approach to working Part of the Chalklands

• Excellent CPD opportunities

The Details

Hours: 8.30am – 3.30pm, 5 days a week (32.5 hours per week), 39 weeks of the year (term time plus 1 week)

Salary: £8000.00 (FTE)

Pro Rata: £6213.00

Closing date for applications: 11th June 2021

 Interview date: TBA


We usually encourage informal visits and look forward to showing you around our school, however in the current climate we are unable to have visitors. If you would like more information about the role, or a virtual tour of the school, please contact the school office.


Safeguarding Statement:

GLF Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

As a Trust, we are happy to discuss flexible working opportunities. We particularly welcome applicants from under- represented groups including those based on ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.

We also reserve to right to interview shortlisted candidates ahead of the closing date.

Please be advised that references may be requested on receipt of your application. Please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interviews have taken place.

Hillcroft Primary School

Hillcroft Primary School

Part of GLF