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Office Assistant - Term Time

Sheldwich Primary Sch & Little Hedgehogs Pre-Sch, Faversham

  • Ref:KCC886-2246-60S
  • Posted:07/03/2023
  • Pay:KR4
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:28/03/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBA


We are seeking an Office Assistant to join our lovely school and be part of our support team of staff.  Working hours will be Monday to Friday (term time only) from 8.15am until 4.15pm.

The position will involve administrative duties including answering the telephone, responding to emails, photocopying and filing, administering first aid, liaising with parents and external agencies, helping to supervise pupils, providing reports for staff and other duties.

Previous experience would be beneficial but is not essential as full training will be given. More importantly, candidates should have the following skills:

  • Proven IT skills
  • Excellent telephone manner and inter-personal skills
  • Organised and flexible
  • A mature and positive approach to work
  • Ability to manage confidential data
  • Prioritise tasks and use own initiative.

Personal qualities we are looking for are:

  • Conscientious and enthusiastic
  • Committed and reliable
  • Polite and friendly
  • Ability to work within a team
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Presentable

As well as our wonderful school environment, we can offer a friendly and caring working environment where staff are supportive, happy children who have a positive attitude to learning and achieve high standards, support and guidance with professional development opportunities a strong school community. 

We are committed to Safer Recruitment, inclusion, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

We welcome visits to our school.  Please ring 01795 532779 to arrange an appointment.

Information about the school

Come and join our amazing team!

We offer lots of opportunities to develop and enhance your skills through training and working within our extremely dedicated team of staff and trustees who contribute with enthusiasm and commitment to the life of our school. Our pupils are happy, confident and motivated learners displaying the highest standards of behaviour at all times.

Sheldwich Primary School and Little Hedgehogs Pre-School is an Outstanding (Ofsted July 2018), popular, over subscribed Academy School set in the picturesque village of Sheldwich with 260 pupils. We have well resourced classrooms and excellent facilities which the children benefit from including a dedicated library building, computer suite and external classroom. Our beautiful grounds and extensive outside learning space have enabled us to develop our Forest School.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Sarah Garrett
  • Address:Lees Court Road, Sheldwich, Faversham, Kent, ME13 0LU
  • Telephone: (01795) 532779
  • Email: office@sheldwich.kent.sch.uk

Fax: (01795) 532682


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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 Education.