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Administration Assistant - Full-time

Westlands School, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-5434-684S
  • Posted:21/07/2022
  • Pay:Swale Academies Support Staff Pay Scheme
  • Start Date:September 2022
  • App Close Date:12/08/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:W/C 15th August 2022


Salary:£19,026 - £19,945 SAT 4

Fixed term for 12 months

Full time. 37 hours a week

We have an opportunity for an Administration Assistant to join our team at Westlands School.

As an Administration Assistant you will perform daily clerical tasks, including dealing with emails, post and messages and will be the first point of contact at reception to deal with queries. You will have day to day contact with the school staff, pupils, parents and Governors as well as staff from the Trust, other agencies, the local community and representatives of a wide variety of goods and services.

The successful candidate will need:

  • A good standard of education with English and Mathematics GCSE C or higher or equivalent;
  • Experience of working in a fast paced office;
  • Be able to cope with interruptions;
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft packages and / or Google Suite;
  • An understanding of the issues surrounding the safeguarding of children and commitment to child welfare and safety.

An NVQ 2 in Business Administration and / or experience of using School systems such as SIMS or Brom Com would be an advantage but it is not essential.

Full details of the requirements of the post can be found in the accompanying recruitment pack.

Westlands School is part of Swale Academies Trust, a leading Multi-Academy Trust for school improvement. We are particularly proud of the fact that our curriculum provides a variety of academic, arts, technology and other vocational subjects; helping focus on students of all abilities making exceptional levels of progress, particularly in the key skills of literacy and numeracy.

Please visit https://www.westlands.org.uk/ for more information.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our school. In return, we offer a stimulating, supporting and rewarding working environment, where all staff are valued and where you will have the opportunity to access a range of excellent professional opportunities to support your progression.

Additional benefits include:

  • Excellent on site facilities;
  • Excellent CPD programme;
  • Being part of a highly successful Trust;
  • Local Government Pension Scheme – with generous employer contribution;
  • Employee Assistance Programme – Wellbeing and advice;
  • Cycle to Work Scheme;
  • Kent Rewards Scheme – access to local and national retail discounts;
  • Employee Referral Recruitment incentive;
  • Generous Holiday entitlement of 25 days plus bank holidays and a concessionary day at Christmas;
  • Christmas closure (3 days holiday entitlement is used for this);
  • Additional holiday entitlement for 5 years + service;
  • Early finish on Fridays.

If you are interested in this post, please contact Ellen Apps, Office Manager at ellen.apps@swale.at or 01795 477475.

If you experience any difficulty in completing the application form, please contact recruitment@swale.at  or 01795 426091 (option 2)

We are happy to discuss any support you may need during your application process as part of our reasonable adjustment approach.

In accordance with current GDPR compliance we will not keep any details / application forms on file once the position is filled.

Swale Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is exempt from ROA and will require an enhanced DBS disclosure

Information about the school

Westlands School is a large, mixed, 11-18 school with a tradition of excellent outcomes for students and a ‘Good’ OFSTED judgement. We have an enviable reputation in the local area, being significantly over-subscribed on an annual basis. As part of Swale Academies Trust we work in collaboration with other schools across Kent and East Sussex. We are a Teaching School and provide professional development of the highest quality.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Miss C Honess (Head of School)
  • Address:Westlands Avenue, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 1PF
  • Telephone: (01795) 477475
  • Email: wssrecruitment@swale.at

Fax: (01795) 431946


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). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.