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Office Support Assistant - Term Time

Shenstone School, Crayford

  • Ref:KCC303-7001-72S
  • Posted:09/11/2022
  • Pay:£19,331 (Actual salary)
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:04/12/2022 at 23:45
  • Interviews:12th December 2022


Post Title:  Office Support Assistant

Post Location: Shenstone School Belvedere

Contract Type: Fixed-term contract

Hours:  36 hours per week (8.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.) (45 minutes lunch)

Weeks:  39 weeks per year (term time only + plus training days)

Grade:  Bexley 05 (£12.03 per hour)

Salary: £22,575 (full-time equivalent), £19,331 (Actual salary)

Post Start Date:  ASAP

Tour:  2 p.m. on Tuesday 29th November at the Crayford site, If you wish to attend the tour, please e-mail hr@shenstone-tkat.org with your name and contact number.

Closing Date: 4th December 2022

Interview Date: 12th December 2022

We are looking for an efficient, professional and meticulously organised Office Support Assistant to join our existing friendly and supportive office team.   You will be required to provide administration/secretarial duties along with exceptional customer services skills.  You need to be motivated and be able to problem solve as unforeseen/new challenges often crop up and need to be dealt with promptly and competently.        

The Office Support Assistant would mainly be based at our Belvedere site but when necessary could be required to work at Crayford and Sidcup sites.  Training and mentoring will be provided.

It is paramount that you feel confident and resilient in working with pupils with challenging behaviour.   As individuals, each pupil presents with different abilities and behavioural needs which vary from child to child. 

For further details and how to apply – please refer to our Recruitment Pack.

Thank you

Information about the school

Shenstone School is an all-through specialist school for children and young people with severe and/or profound and multiple learning difficulties. We only opened our doors to our secondary provision in September 2022, when we welcomed our first year 7 cohort. As a school community, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to extend our learning offer to ages 3-12 with the aim of being 3-19 by 2027 as we expand our school and the secondary provision on a third site.

Our Secondary site is situated in Belvedere. Although we currently have a temporary facility for our secondary students, a specially adapted secondary school is currently being built in Halt Robin Road, Belvedere. We hope our permanent site will be up and running next academic year; however, we are expanding to welcome two new Year 7 classes in September 2023.

Our staff are passionate about providing the best opportunities and education to our students. Working in partnership with parents and carers, we successfully foster and develop a positive attitude in our young people and support them to have opportunities that will allow them to achieve beyond their expectations. The support and guidance students receive from staff gives them the confidence to learn independently and strive to achieve their most aspirational outcomes. The school positions itself as a centre of excellence for its students, parents/carers, staff, local authorities and the wider community.

We aim to ensure that all students have the maximum opportunity to participate fully in society to enhance their life chances. We pride ourselves on ensuring that learning remains purposeful but is equally fun. We are committed to supporting the emotional health and well-being of all our students, staff and parents/carers, and we stand by our motto of “together we engage, thrive and achieve”.

We are very proud of Shenstone School and our achievements which include: The Wellbeing Award for Schools, Outstandingly Happy School status, Move Centre of Excellence Award, National Online Safety Certified School status, and we are also an accredited Arts Award Centre. We continue to expand with new ideas and initiatives to maintain and improve services for students and staff.

Staff at Shenstone School can access the following benefits: excellent induction and probation processes, comprehensive in-house training, competitive pension scheme, employee counselling services, vaccination programmes, on-site mental health first aid team and various other well-being and social activities. We have an initiative called Rainbow Friday, where staff and students are invited to dress in non-uniform on the first Friday of every month to start the month off brightly.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Georgia Bissett
  • Address:94 Old Road, Crayford, Kent, DA1 4DZ
  • Telephone: 01322 524145
  • Email: hr@shenstone-tkat.org


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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.