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Administration Officer - Maternity

Maplesden Noakes School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-5401-345S
  • Posted:08/09/2023
  • Pay:MNS Range 5
  • Start Date:November 2023
  • App Close Date:02/10/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:To be advised


We are seeking to appoint an outstanding administrator with excellent ICT and interpersonal skills. You will need to have the ability to deal with staff, students and visitors to school and must be able to work with minimal supervision, be extremely well organised with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.  An interest/experience in careers would be advantageous as the role will entail admin support in this area.

Previous administrative experience essential, together with a good working knowledge of Word and Excel.  Experience and knowledge of working in a school would be advantageous, however this is not essential as training will be available.

Although this vacancy is for maternity cover in the first instance (approximately nine months to one year), there may be further opportunities available in the future due to the school expansion programme.

Further details are available to view via the attached job description and person specification.

This position is full time with 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays. 37 hours per week. 7.30 am until 3.30pm Monday to Thursday and 7.30 am until 3.00 pm Friday (inclusive of a 30-minute lunch break).  Some hybrid working is possible. It is a condition of this contract that no leave can be taken during term time.

Salary:  £20,709.00 - £21,938.00 per annum depending upon experience. Please note that the school operates a review of salaries in September of each year and as such, the salary range may be subject to an increase in September 2023, although precise details have not currently been agreed.

The school ensures that there is the right work-home balance to support the wellbeing of all staff. We are dedicated to providing outstanding training and development.

Applications should be made via Kent teach by the closing date of Monday 2nd October 2023 (9 am).  This date may be brought forward in the event that a suitable candidate is found earlier.  Early applications are therefore recommended.

Maplesden Noakes School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As such, this post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services check.

Information about the school

Maplesden Noakes is an 11-18 co-educational non-selective school. The school has an excellent reputation, is popular with parents and regularly over-subscribed. Having been recently accredited as a High-Performance Learning World Class School, we believe that all of our pupils have the potential to achieve the very highest standards of performance no matter what their background or previous achievement.

Maplesden Noakes is situated on the west side of Maidstone approximately 40 miles south-east of London. The school benefits from having strong links with the local business community.

Passionate about the wellbeing of staff, the school supports good physical health and mental wellbeing. With a staff Wellbeing Policy now in place, this highlights the importance placed on a good work/life balance. Our wellbeing committee are regularly thinking of new ways to support all staff in this area with wellbeing afternoons, flexible working and financial wellbeing high on the agenda.

We believe passionately in equity and diversity. Our school is committed to embracing the lived experience of people of every race, sexuality and gender. We believe strongly in giving everyone the opportunities they deserve, no matter what social barriers may have held them back in the past.

We are committed to the professional development of all staff and offer excellent CPD, whether in house or by external providers. All teaching staff have a laptop for use at school and home.

The governing body has recently amended the school admission policy to ensure that staff who have been employed by the school for two or more years and/or are recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage, receive preference in terms of admission to the school for their child(ren).

We look forward to receiving your application.

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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.