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Administrative Assistant Administration - Part-time

St John's CEP School, Sevenoaks

  • Ref:KCC886-3037-78S
  • Posted:11/05/2022
  • Pay:KR4 (pro rota)
  • Start Date:Tuesday 7th June
  • App Close Date:18/05/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Friday 20th May


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

The successful applicant should be enthusiastic and hardworking. They will be the face of St John's 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. Experience of working in a school offfice would be beneifical but not essential.

Please see job description for more detail about the role. 

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)
  • 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: 7th June 2022

Working pattern: 

  • 8:30am - 1:30pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday,  8-4pm Thursday 
  • Term time only 

Please contact St John's should you wish to arrange a tour/visit or for more information

St John's is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.   St John's is an equal opportunities employer

Advert closes: Wednesday 18th May

Interview:  Friday 20th May


Information about the school

St John’s Church of England Primary School (controlled) is a one form entry thriving, oversubscribed school in the heart of Sevenoaks town. With close community links and a strong Christian ethos, everyone is valued, encouraged and nurtured to be their best. The school was judged Good at the last Ofsted report and there has been a continued focus on sustained improvement.

We are a happy, caring school where staff and children thrive. Visitors often compliment us on the children’s confidence and the positive atmosphere in the school.

The teaching team is dedicated and ambitious for all pupils. We are committed to providing engaging and inspiring learning opportunities for all. Pupils’ well-being sits firmly at the heart of our provision. Academic excellence is valued equally alongside personal development.

The school enjoys an active, positive working relationship with the Governing body, parents, Church and the wider community. We are leading members of the Sevenoaks Partnership of schools, which provides support and professional development to a group of local schools.

The school is a stimulating and engaging learning environment that is both well-resourced and in good order. It is rare in offering specialist Spanish, Music, and PE teaching, a real strength in a rich curriculum.

Close links exist with the Church of St John the Baptist, the parish priest leading worship and being a frequent pastoral presence in the school.

It is our aim for the children to leave St John’s confident, resilient, and ready to contribute to society, leading fulfilling lives and enriching the lives of others.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Therese Pullan
  • Address:St Johns CEP School, Bayham Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3XD
  • Telephone: 01732453944
  • Email: office@stjohnssevenoaks.co.uk


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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).