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Administration Officer Administration - Full-time

Water Meadows Primary School, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-2013-65S
  • Posted:10/05/2022
  • Pay:KR4 (£18517 FTE)
  • Start Date:ASAP (subject to DBS being returned)
  • App Close Date:26/05/2022 at 10:00
  • Interviews:wb 6 June (subject to references returned)


Water Meadows Primary School are looking for a new Admin Officer to oversee the school office and provide essential front of house support. 

The successful applicant should be enthusiastic and hardworking. They will be the face of Water Meadows Primary School and will ensure a welcoming, professional reception to all children, parents, carers, staff and visitors. Excellent customer service and communication skills are essential.

Candidates will need to be positive, highly confidential with all matters, have a professional attitude, be well organised, highly flexible and have excellent inter-personal skills. They will be 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 HR department.

While some office experience is desirable, we are looking for someone with a positive attitude and strong work ethic, as a full induction and training will be provided with ongoing support.

The joy of being part of an Academy Trust is that a wealth of experience and support is always just a phone call away! This role is directly supported by the Central Team Admin Lead, who can provide day to day support remotely and will provide regular face to face catch ups. There are a further 9 Office Managers and Admin Officers within the Trust, as well as the HR Assistant, all with many years experience who are also on hand at any time of day. 

We wish to appoint someone who has:

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • A friendly, flexible and professional approach, particularly when multi-tasking under pressure.
  • Experience of working within an office environment, preferably a school setting. A good working knowledge of office management systems such as Microsoft Word/Excel
  • A working knowledge of Arbor (similar to SIMS) is a significant advantage, although training and support will be provided to the suitable candidate.
  • The ability to prioritise workload to ensure office systems operate efficiently for the smooth running of the school.
  • You will have a positive approach to working with children and a commitment to our safeguarding procedures.

The role is:

  • Term time working plus 5 staff development days
  • 37 hours a week - Monday to Friday 8am - 4pm
  • Pro rata'd KR4 salary = approximately £15927 per year

PLEASE NOTE: Induction and training throughout the year may be off site at other Trust schools.

For more information about our school, please visit our website and facebook page. 

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

Water Meadows Primary School is a growing 1FE school on the outskirts of Canterbury. The School was inspected by Ofsted in March 2019 and was judged to be Outstanding in Early years provision and and Outstanding in effectiveness of leadership and management with a Good rating overall.

In September 2020 Water Meadows was expanded with the opening of a new school building, which provides additional teaching space in the form of 4 brand new state of the art classrooms and a learning resource centre.

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.watermeadows.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).