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Office Assistant ( 3 Days a Week - Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) - Part-time

Barming Primary School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-2080-167S
  • Posted:05/06/2023
  • Pay:KR 4 £21,389-£22,493
  • Start Date:As soon as possible
  • App Close Date:16/06/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Barming Primary School has a fantastic opportunity for an Office Assistant at our busy school.

This is a part-time position for 3 days a week - Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and term time only. 

The successful applicant should be friendly, enthusiastic and hardworking.   They will be the face of Barming Primary School and will ensure a warm and bubbly welcoming, professional reception to all children, parents, carers, staff and visitors.   Excellent customer service and communication skills are essential.

In addition, candidates will need to be positive, highly confidential with all matters, have a professional attitude and be well organised. They will be the first point of call for all visitors to the school office as well as for any incoming calls.   Excellent typing skills, knowledge of relevant computer software and a good level of education, including GCSE English and Maths, are essential. The post requires the ability to be methodical, organised and the ability to prioritise work within a busy environment.

We wish to appoint someone who has:

  • Experience of working within an office environment, essentially a school setting.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • A friendly, flexible and professional approach, particularly when multi-tasking under pressure.
  • A good working knowledge of office systems such as Microsoft Word/Excel
  • A working knowledge of Scholar Pack (Cloud based MIS for Primary Schools) is a significant advantage, although training and support will be provided to the suitable candidate.
  • The ability to prioritise workload to ensure office systems operate efficiently for the smooth running of the school.
  • You will have a positive approach to working with children and a commitment to our safeguarding procedures.

Please read the job description for a more detailed explanation of what the job entails.

This post is term time only from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

We warmly welcome visits to the school. Please visit our website for more information about the school or contact the school office in order to arrange: office@barming.kent.sch.uk or ring 01622 726472.


Barming Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

Appointment will be subject to DSB and reference checks.   References will be sort before interview, unless otherwise stipulated on your application form.

Please submit your application online via the Kent Teach website.  

Hours: 8:00pm to 4.00pm (To include lunch)

Applications Close: 9:00am Friday 30th June 2023

Interviews: TBC

Start Date - As soon as possible 


NB: We reserve the right to appoint before the closing date and to remove the advert.

Information about the school

Barming Pre-School and Primary School is a member of the Orchard Academy Trust family of schools and is made up of Allington Primary School and Barming Pre-School and Primary School. We cater for 2 - 11 year olds. It is a well-equipped two-form entry primary school serving the village of Barming (and surrounding areas) on the edge of Maidstone. We have approximately 466 children in purpose built accommodation, including shared resource and work areas, corridor libraries and a computer suite. Our school has a large site which provides admirably for our social and academic work. We strive for a provision committed to enabling every child to become the very best they can be, encouraging high expectations and working hard to achieve the very best for everyone in our school.

Barming Pre-School and Primary School is committed to developing staff in order to ensure that teaching and learning in the school is of the highest standard. We endeavour to provide a high quality provision within an inclusive environment and ever changing financial position.

Well-being is high up on our priorities, ensuring that this is cascaded throughout our school for children, staff and wider community. This helps to provide an environment that is continuously looking at work/life balance - work hard / play hard!

Barming Pre-School and Primary School is committed to safeguarding children. This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure application to the Disclosure and Barring Service, check against the ISA barred list for children, online checks and it is subject to references. References will be sought before interview, unless otherwise stated on your application form with a valid reason.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mr Chris Laker
  • Address:Belmont Close, Barming, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 9DY
  • Telephone: (01622) 726472
  • Email: hr@barming.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01622 729844


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 Education.