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Office Assistant - Fixed Term

Hamstreet Primary Academy, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-2286-73S
  • Posted:30/11/2022
  • Pay:National Minimum Wage
  • Start Date:4th January 2023
  • App Close Date:12/12/2022 at 08:00
  • Interviews:15th December 2022


We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, friendly and committed Office Junior to provide effective administrative and clerical support to the Office Manager and school staff. Energy and commitment, combined with excellent administrative and organisational skills will be essential, as will the ability to multi-task whilst keeping a calm nature and happy disposition. The successful candidate must have excellent communication skills and be able to relate equally well to parents, pupils and visitors; it is important to bear in mind that you will be the first point of contact for all parents and visitors to the school

Prior experience of working in a school setting would an advantage, but not essential as training will be provided. You will field phone calls to the office, provide general administration support as required within the team, and work within school policies to ensure confidentiality at all times. You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and will have good working knowledge of office management systems, Microsoft Word/Excel/Google. You will also be responsible for administration associated with attendance and some data management, so experience of using a school MIS system would be an advantage but not essential as training can be given.

You will be: • Highly organised, able to meet set deadlines and have the ability to multi-task  (Workload can be demanding and eye for detail and accuracy whilst working to tight deadlines in essential) • Friendly, with a good sense of humour • Flexible, with the ability to prioritise work effectively • Able to work as part of a team as well as on your own initiative • Willing to work hard and contribute within a small and dedicated team.

We offer: • An excellent, well-resourced working environment • Supportive colleagues, trustees and community • A friendly, welcoming atmosphere • Polite, enthusiastic and friendly children • Positive, welcoming and supportive staff.

The successful applicant will have a good standard of education with a minimum requirement of English and Mathematics at GCSE (C) or equivalent.  

Salary: National Minimum Wage.  8.30am -  4.00pm (30 minutes lunch break, 7 hours per day)  Monday to Friday. Term time only.

The post will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service, Teaching Agency and satisfactory references.

Information about the school

Hamstreet Primary Academy is part of ACE Learning Multi Academy Trust and has a PAN of 315 pupils. The school is located south of Ashford in a village setting. The school has excellent facilities including a woodland, swimming pool, well stocked library and first class ICT resources. It serves a wide catchment area with pupils attending from the village and surrounding areas.

At ACE Learning we support our local communities in the education of children to develop respect for themselves, each other, their families, and the environment. Our vision is to offer a rich, broad and balanced curriculum which provides pupils with a first class, exciting and creative experience. We will develop thoughtful and responsible young people with high self-esteem and with the motivation, skills and knowledge to succeed in life.

  • We aim to provide a safe, caring, supportive and stimulating environment with high quality teaching to achieve….
  • A high level of literacy and numeracy;
  • Independent young people who are confident, flexible and able to cooperate with others;
  • A high level computing and technological competence.
  • Imagination and creative expression through a wide range of media;
  • Conscientious young citizens who are tolerant and respect others’ values;
  • Effective links between the school, the home and the community;
  • Equality of opportunity for all;
  • Celebration and humour – we feel good about ourselves!

We want ACE Academy to be the best place for the children who come to learn; where they are supported by adults who are positive and show a love for learning; where we dare to be bold and different!

All who work at the academy believe that it is vital that we are all responsible for improving the basic skills of all children and we are here to support the raising of standards for everyone.

In return we offer excellent career development opportunities and an enhanced staff benefit package.

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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.