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Administration Officer Administration - Term Time

Thistle Hill Academy, Sheerness

  • Ref:KCC886-2034-118S
  • Posted:09/05/2022
  • Pay:KR4 (£18,517 FTE)
  • Start Date:July 2022 (subject to DBS being returned)
  • App Close Date:23/05/2022 at 10:00
  • Interviews:wb 6 June (TBC & subject to references returned



Thistle Hill Academy are looking for an Admin Officer to oversee the school office, working in collaboration with the existing Office Manager.

The successful applicant should be enthusiastic and hardworking. They will be the face of Thistle Hill Academy, 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: July 2022 (to work alongside the existing postholder for training and development throughout July)

Working pattern: 

  • Monday - Friday
  • 8:00am - 4pm (37 hours per week)
  • Term time only working plus 5 days during school holidays (days will be agreed in advance with line manager) 

Contract: Permanent

Salary: Pro rata'd KR4 is approximately £15926 per year gross (£18517 FTE) 

Location: Minster on Sea

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 Thistle Hill 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

Thistle Hill Academy is a large 2FE Primary School in Minster on the Isle of Sheppey.

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.thistlehill.kent.sch.uk

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

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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).