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School Secretary (Broadstairs) - Full-time

Ripplevale School, Deal

  • Ref:KCC886-6047-208S
  • Posted:15/11/2022
  • Pay:NJC 5-7 £11.18 to £11.59
  • Start Date:January 2023
  • App Close Date:30/11/2022 at 23:00
  • Interviews:TBC


School Secretary - Term Time - Special Needs School

Ripplevale School, Ripple

  • Posted: 05.10.22
  • Pay: NJC 5-7
  • Start Date: December 2022
  • App Close Date: 30/11/2022 at 11 pm
  • Interviews: TBC

Job Description

Ripplevale School is looking for a professional, adaptable, friendly and hardworking School Secretary to join our new primary-aged provision in Broadstairs. The successful candidate will work under the direction of the Senior Administrator and Senior Leadership Team.

The successful candidate must be reliable, be adept at managing competing priorities and work well under pressure. This role requires the ability to maintain confidentiality and be willing to take on a variety of tasks. They must be approachable and sensitive to the needs of all students, as well as a team player who takes an interest in the range of work undertaken by a highly successful school.

This post is based at our site in Broadstairs and is term time, plus 10 days in the holidays (as directed by the Senior Administrator). Hours of work 37.5 hours a week, 8.00 am to 4.00 pm (flexible start time can be discussed for the right candidate), plus 70 inset hours which presently includes 2 hours on a Tuesday early evening twilight session.  You will be working under the direction of the Senior Administrator and the SLT.


Applicants should be committed, enthusiastic, self-motivated, and resilient and enjoy working with young people.  

Application pack (covering letter & information for applicants, job description, person specification, application form and relevant policies) is available to download from this site. Please note; APPLICATIONS ARE ONLY ACCEPTED ON RIPPLEVALE SCHOOL APPLICATION FORM PLEASE. CVs on their own will be rejected.  You can also email: hr@ripplevaleschool.co.uk or telephone 01304 373866 to request an application pack.


Child Protection & Safeguarding

Ripplevale School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and the successful candidate will be required to;

Have an Enhanced DBS Disclosure and the successful candidate as per KCSIE will also subjected to have an online search undertaken, if you have any questions regarding this process please email hr@ripplevaleschool.co.uk.

Ensure you are aware of all Ripplevale School’s Child Protection & Safeguarding Policies.


Ensure you abide by those policies (names and points of contact for all relevant agencies can be found in the policies


Participate in all Child Protection & Safeguarding training as required by the school.

Immediately report any incidents of a child protection/safeguarding nature.

Be aware that failure by a member of staff to report actual or suspected physical, sexual or emotional abuse or neglect of a pupil is a disciplinary offence

Please note: This post is not exempt from the rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. 

Information about the school

Ripplevale School is an independent day special school for boys aged from 6 to 18 years old who have an EHCP (Education Health Care Plan) with a diagnosis of ASD, often with associated conditions.

Ripplevale School is situated over two sites. Ripplevale Lower School is situated in Broadstairs, teaching a Primary provision and Ripplevale Upper School is based in the village of Ripple near Deal, with our Secondary and Post 16 provision.

We have a committed and dedicated team which includes teachers, teaching assistants, higher level teaching assistants, a range of therapists, administrative staff and support staff. All play a significant role in the education and development of each pupil and work to create a warm, informal, friendly atmosphere in which the pupils feel secure, safe and confident.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Jane Norris
  • Address:Chapel Lane, Ripple, Deal, Kent, CT14 8JG
  • Telephone: 01304 373866
  • Email: hr@ripplevaleschool.co.uk


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.