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Admin Officer - Term Time

Lansdowne Primary School, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-2055-160S
  • Posted:09/05/2022
  • Pay:KR4 (£18,517 FTE)
  • Start Date:ASAP (depending on DBS)
  • App Close Date:18/05/2022 at 10:00
  • Interviews:wb 6 June (subject to references being returned)


Lansdowne Primary School have a great part time opportunity to support our busy school office!

We are looking for an Admin Officer to work alongside, and support, the existing Office Manager in the school office.

The successful applicant should be enthusiastic and hardworking. They will be the face of Lansdowne Primary School, providing a welcoming, professional reception to all children, parents, carers, staff and visitors. Excellent customer service and communication skills are essential as this role involves being the first point of call for all visitors to the school office as well as for any incoming calls. They will also be responsible for supporting the administration associated with school admissions, attendance and some data management. There is also an element of electronic filing to support the Trust Central HR department.

Candidates will need:

  • a positive attitude and willingness to work collaboratively/perform as part of a wider team
  • a positive approach to working with children and a commitment to our safeguarding procedures
  • a friendly, flexible and professional approach, particularly when multi-tasking under pressure
  • a strong work ethic
  • excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • strong literacy and numeracy skills (ideally English and Maths GCSE Level 4-5 / Grade C or above - or CSE/O Level equivalent)
  • strong computer skills including use of Microsoft Teams
  • to be highly confidential with all matters
  • to be well organised, highly flexible and have excellent interpersonal skills
  • the ability to prioritise workload to ensure office systems operate efficiently for the smooth running of the school

Essential information:

Start date: June 2022

Working pattern: 

  • Monday - Friday
  • 8:30am - 12:30pm (20 hours per week)
  • Term time only working plus 5 days during school holidays (days will be agreed in advance with line manager) 

Contract: Initially fixed term for one year, to be review July 2023

Salary: Pro rata'd KR4 is approximately £8609 per year gross (£18517 FTE) 

Location: Sittingbourne

Training: Training and development days may be off site at other schools therefore willingness to travel for these days and access to transport is essential

Please contact Lansdowne should yo wish to arrange a tour/visit

Our school and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children.  This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Please note that references will be requested prior to interview, at least one reference must be from your most recent employer.

Candidates who are invited for interview will be required to bring with them photo ID (either a valid driving licence or passport)

Information about the school

Lansdowne Primary School is a large 2FE Primary School in Sittingbourne, Kent. The school was rated as a Good school with Outstanding in Leadership and Early Years by Ofsted in September 2017, with inspectors praising the school’s “high-quality professional development for staff” and “outstanding curriculum”.

The school is a member of The Stour Academy Trust, a forwarding thinking Multi Academy Trust of primary schools that are transforming that way that children learn in order to better prepare them for the 21st century.

For more information, please visit the school’s website: www.lansdowne.kent.sch.uk

For more information about The Stour Academy Trust, please visit the Trust website: www.thestouracademytrust.org.uk

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01795) 423752


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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).