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Administration Assistant (STLS) - Job Share

Elms School, Dover

  • Ref:KCC886-7045-312S
  • Posted:26/07/2022
  • Pay:KR5
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:31/08/2022 at 09:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Administration Assistant

We are looking to recruit a flexible, friendly, motivated and organised person to provide administrative support on a job share basis to the Dover District Specialist Teaching and Learning Service (STLS).

You will be highly motivated, enthusiastic, have a good sense of humour, be discrete and have the ability to work under pressure.  The successful candidates will be able to work well in a team, be flexible, and have an organised approach to their work.  An ability to take accurate notes and minutes is essential.

Please note that though the employer is Elms School, you will be based at the Smile Centre at Whitfield Aspen School along with the rest of the STLS team.

This is a job share position, working two days per week (Monday and Tuesdays).

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • To work collaboratively with Job Share partner in all aspects of the role
  • To provide organisational support and assist in the smooth running of the Dover District Specialist Teaching & Learning Service (STLS) taking a proactive role in relation to its day-to-day functioning.
  • To undertake all aspects of the administrative function surrounding the LIFT process and work of the LIFT Executive.
  • To record, analyse and present data.
  • To co-ordinate and plan training events and key meetings.


Elms School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of every student and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. References will be taken up before interview and the successful applicant will require an enhanced DBS check, employment medical and verification of the right to work in the UK.

An Application Form must be completed, application by CV is not acceptable

Information about the school

Elms School is a nurturing place of learning that has high expectations for all.

Our therapeutic approaches nurture students so they form relationships and to learn to; self-regulate; demonstrate respect; take responsibility; understand their and others’ emotions.

Our curriculum enriches the experiences of our students, develops independence and promotes collaboration.

Elms is a special school for pupils with social, emotional, mental health and learning needs. Most pupils display associated challenging behaviours resulting from a variety of difficulties and needs, including PTSD, attachment difficulties, ODD, ADHD, ASD and FASD.

Our broad and balanced curriculum is relevant, engaging and provides opportunities to achieve academic success as well as equipping them with skills for life. Our highly-trained staff provide bespoke therapeutic interventions, such as Thrive, to target developmental gaps and enable pupils to manage their behaviour and regulate their emotions so that they can form meaningful relationships throughout their lives. We also use Restorative Approaches to build and maintain a sense of community and to provide our pupils with the ability and attitude to respect the viewpoints of others and, when necessary, take responsibility for resolving conflict and putting things right.

Our Ofsted inspection in October 2017 was rated Good.

We have a large team, including our transport team who bring the pupils to and from school in our fleet of MPVs.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Melanie Wright
  • Address:Elms School, Elms Vale Road, Dover, Kent, CT17 9PS
  • Telephone: 01304 201964
  • Email: hr@elms.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01304 225000


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