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Ksent Trust Administrator - Term Time

Five Acre Wood School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-7056-357S
  • Posted:29/06/2022
  • Pay:KR5 (Actual salary £17,792.02-£18,740.58)
  • Start Date:1st September 2022
  • App Close Date:11/07/2022 at 10:00
  • Interviews:TBC


KsENT Administrator

The Kent Special Education Needs Trust (KsENT) is a well-established Cooperative Foundation Trust of 26 special schools located across Kent. We are looking for an organised and proactive candidate who enjoys a varied and flexible workload and the opportunity to develop their skills and responsibilities within a small team setting.

The person we are seeking will be responsible for administrative support to the Trust including but not limited to: meeting, event and diary support; marketing and PR (including managing the website, social media accounts and portal); finance support; and networking and communicating across the 26 member schools. The administrator is also responsible for administering our ITT (teacher training) programme which will involve some flexible overtime home-based work during the school holidays.

Experience of administration at a senior level or within a school setting is desirable but not essential. Training will be provided on all aspects of the role. This is a permanent term-time contract with an office based at Five Acre Wood School although frequent travel to meetings across Kent is required and some flexible home-working is accommodated.

Please see attached job description for a full list of duties and responsibilities. 


Information about the school

Five Acre Wood is a successful outward looking and expanding District Special School based over sites in and around Maidstone, Kent.

We currently have over 730 pupils on roll aged 2-19 years with profound, severe and complex needs, we are one of the largest special needs schools in the country. We have 420 employees. Our Outstanding school will continue to expand and we are looking for people with a positive approach to join us who share our vision of "Only the best will do" for all our students.

Our achievements include the WAS Wellbeing Award, which recognises how we look after employees and pupils.

We are a very supportive school, we offer opportunities for further professional development and career development.

For further information regarding the school, please go to our website www.fiveacrewood.co.uk

We hold an annual music festival for our pupils and employees, it gives them the opportunity experience something they may not ordinarily be able to access. You can see it here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xOR-PlaONI (If the link doesn’t connect - You Tube “Five Acre Woodstock 2019 – Amazing Festival in a Day”)

Nathan Grisdale was on the X factor and reached the “Six chair challenge”. He heard about our school. He wrote a song for us and filmed it with our pupils. You can see it here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJF9MlJHt-I
(If the link doesn’t connect – You Tube Nathan Grisdale - Don't Give Up (Official music video)

We have recently released our own single feat. Jack Rose, view the video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maa_veNaobU (if the link doesn't work search 'Five Acre Wood School Hall of Fame'

Our school is committed to safeguarding pupils and staff. Our staff recruitment policies and practices comply with safe recruitment and selection requirements. We always ensure clearance of enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) prior to employment.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Nicola Devereux
  • Address:Boughton Lane, Maidstone , Kent, ME15 9QF
  • Telephone: (01622) 743925
  • Email: hr@five-acre.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01622 744828


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).