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Administrator / Data Officer - Term Time

Ripplevale Upper School, Deal

  • Ref:KCC886-6047-215S
  • Posted:30/11/2022
  • Pay:NJC 5 - 7 (£11.18 to £11.59 per hour)
  • Start Date:January 23
  • App Close Date:03/01/2023 at 23:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Ripplevale School is looking for a professional and friendly Administrator / Data Officer to work under the direction of the Senior Administrator and Senior Leadership Team.

The successful applicant will be enthusiastic, hardworking and have recent admin experience.  They will be responsible for supporting all areas of administration and data entry associated with the school. When covering the Receptionist, they will be providing a professional welcome to all students, parents, carers, staff and visitors.  Excellent customer service and communication skills are essential as this role involves being one of the first points of call for all visiting or contacting the school. The successful candidate will work to a high standard, have excellent teamwork skills and can prioritise and adapt their workload.

  • This post is based at our site in Ripple near Deal and is term time, plus 10 days in the holidays (spread out over the academic year, as directed by the Senior Administrator. 5 days are required for part-time positions).
  • Hours of work 37.5 hours a week, however, we would consider fewer hours a week or 2 part-time roles working 2.5 days each.
  • Ideally, we are looking for 8 am to 4 pm working day pattern, however, we can be flexible on the start/finish times for the right candidate.
  • Staff currently are required to work an additional 70 inset hours, which includes 2 hours on a Tuesday early evening twilight session. 

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.

Participate in a social media check prior to appointment.

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 pupils 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, for 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.