Would you like to be part of our creative and passionate team, as we plan the next step on our journey, and Grow, Learn and Flourish within GLF Schools?
We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and proactive Office and Finance Administrator to join our dedicated and hardworking school office team. You will join a supportive and friendly school in Southgate, Crawley.
This is a varied role that requires a strong team player who is flexible and highly organised. You will be given the opportunity to learn all aspects of the school office whilst developing your knowledge and skills.
As a member of our friendly office team, you will be prepared to work hard and thrive in a busy school environment.
You will have experience of working in an administrative or financial role and should have good communication and organisational skills. Experience of working in a busy school office environment would be desirable but not essential.
About Southgate Primary School
Southgate Primary School is an improving school situated in the heart of the Crawley Community. You will join a genuinely caring and supportive team who want every child to succeed. Our pupils are given opportunities and experiences which opens their eyes to the possibilities ahead of them and are provided with the skills and knowledge to help them reach their full potential.
What we are looking for:
• A strong team player that is able to use their own initiative
• Excellent organisational skills
• Enthusiasm and a calm and friendly personality
• Flexible and adaptable to suit the needs and requirements of the role
• An ability to remain professional when handling confidential material
• An excellent communicator with both parents, children and staff
• Maths and English GCSE (or equivalent)
• Aware of the importance of confidentiality and safeguarding of children
• Confident in the use of Microsoft Office
• Knowledge of school systems (SIMS is desirable)
• Good level of IT skills
Join Our Community
GLF Schools operates 42 primary and secondary schools in 7 Local Authority areas across the south of England. This year we are celebrating 10 years as a growing Multi-Academy Trust with over 2,000 colleagues and over 16,000 pupils.
Our vision is to raise the aspirations and achievement of all children within our schools. We believe that every child can achieve the highest academic standards with a vibrant, challenging and rich curriculum. We work as a community whilst ensuring each school maintains its own unique identity and serves the needs of their local community; we are committed to ensuring all children and young people receive the best possible education.
Our Employment Offer
• GLF Schools has a generous employment offer, which allows all our colleagues to Grow, Learn and Flourish:
• Access to our highly competitive pension scheme (LGPS)
• Flexible working options
• Generous holiday allowance
• Work life and family friendly policies
• Employee wellbeing initiatives
• Career pathways and talent management
• Access to a staff benefits portal
• Community and collaboration working model
Hours: 37.5 a week (8.30am - 4.30pm), 39 weeks per year (term time plus one week, including INSET days).
Salary: Associate 2 £19,300 (FTE)
Pro Rata: £17,295.50
Closing date for applications: 29th January 2023
Interview date: TBC
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. GLF Schools recognises and celebrates the diversity of its schools and their communities. There is a shared commitment across the Trust to develop further a culture of respect, where discrimination is not tolerated, and individuals are treated equitably and fairly and feel a sense of belonging. We strive for an inclusive environment where staff, children and students are comfortable to express their own identity, should they wish, in which diversity and inclusion is of mutual benefit for everyone in our schools. 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