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Administrative Assistant - Term Time

St John's Church of England Primary School, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-2000-134S
  • Posted:22/09/2022
  • Pay:Kent Range 3 (£19,293 FTE / £10,973 actual)
  • Start Date:3rd November 2022
  • App Close Date:05/10/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


We are looking to recruit an Administrative Assistant to to join our friendly team. This is a varied and interesting role which comprises supporting our main office team with front of house duties (dealing with parents and other visitors/callers to the school), office administrative tasks and filing.

This position is KR3 (£19,293) for 25 hours per week (8.15am - 1.15pm) for 39 weeks of the year (term-time only plus 1 week). Actual salary for this position is £10,973 pa gross.

The successful applicant will be hard working, efficient and a pro-active team player. You will be confident answering the phone and dealing with a range of enquiries, both internally and externally. You will naturally be a warm and friendly person with the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff, pupils and parents/carers. Experience of working in an office environment and using Arbor would be advantageous.

You will possess strong administrative skills, along with a willingness to undertake any necessary training. This is a varied and busy role incorporating a range of tasks.

If this sounds like the job for you, we look forward to hearing from you.


Information about the school

In 2018, Ofsted graded St John's as a good school with an outstanding early years provision.

The school, based in the heart of Canterbury, is a larger than average primary school, with two classes in each of Years 1 to 6. The school has provision for Early Years Foundation Stage children, including two year olds, with a nursery and two reception classes. In addition to our teaching team, we have a supportive pastoral team consisting of a Head of Inclusion and Welfare, SENDCo, EAL Specialist and two Family Liaison Officers. The school is a Church of England voluntary controlled school.

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, and the school reserves the right to carry out online checks on shortlisted candidates as per KCSIE 2022 guidelines. Our Child Protection Policy can be found in the Policies section of our website: https://www.stjohns-canterbury.kent.sch.uk/policies.

Please note that unfortunately we are not in a position to contact unsuccessful applicants. Previously unsuccessful applicants need not apply.

Job Contact Information

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.