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Office Administration Assistant - Job Share

Lunsford Primary School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-2562-60S
  • Posted:13/09/2023
  • Pay:MPS
  • Start Date:31st October 2023
  • App Close Date:27/09/2023 at 23:00
  • Interviews:12 October 2023


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a candidate with previous administration experience to join our fantastic School.  We are looking to appoint a welcoming, personable and helpful Administration Assistant to act as the first point of contact for all visitors and callers to the school. The role will also require a wide range of clerical and administrative support to ensure the smooth running of the school. The ability to multi-task, work flexibly and have a can do approach to work is essential. This post is for a job share 3 days per week - 8.15am – 4pm (days of week to be agreed upon appointment),

 This is a key role within the school and, as our front of house person, the ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience of working in a busy office and managing their own workload
  • An understanding of the importance of confidentiality and safeguarding   
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to develop good relationships with students, parents, staff and visitors
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to use own initiative
  • A confident and professional manner
  • A good eye for detail
  • An excellent knowledge of IT systems such as Word (including Mail Merge), Excel and Publisher
  • The ability to multi task and work flexibly and calmly while under pressure 

Experience of primary school admissions processes and procedures, including new Reception class intake and Arbor would be advantageous, although training will be given for the right candidate.

For further details, please download a copy of the Job Description for this role.

The role is currently for a one year fixed term contract with a view to permanent depending on school budget.

Please note that an application form must be used and CV's alone will not be considered for shortlisting purposes.

Suitable candidates who apply before the deadline, may be invited to attend an interview before the official closing date.

Information about the school

Information about the school

Thank you for taking the time to read about our vacancy.

We are an oversubscribed one form entry primary school in Larkfield, Aylesford catering for pupils from Reception to Year 6. The school has recently been fully refurbished and has seven classrooms, a brand new computer suite, a library at the centre of the school, a Design and Technology/ music room and a spacious hall. We are fortunate to have an extensive playing field which is used for PE and games as well as a woodland crafts area for Forest School and outdoor learning.

The school has a reputation for high attainment and we are justly proud of this. We have a commitment to high academic standards whilst maintaining a rounded view of education where the needs of all learners are catered for.

We recognise that our staff (along side our children here) are our most important resource and are to be valued, supported and encouraged to develop personally and professionally within a learning and caring community. We have a genuine commitment to promoting and ensuring a good work / life balance for all our staff.

As part of our local collaboration, we work closely alongside other local primary schools. We also have strong links with Canterbury Christ Church University.

We have well behaved, hard working and polite children who are a real credit to their parents and the school. We have a very active School Council and Eco Club and offer a wide variety of lunchtime and after school clubs for a small school.

You would be joining a fabulous and experienced team which includes a number of highly trained teaching assistants.

Lunsford Primary School really is a fantastic place to work that very much cares about their staff and children’s wellbeing. This is such an exciting opportunity for the right candidate. Don't just take our word for it, come and see for yourself.

Suitable candidates who apply before the deadline, may be invited to attend an interview before the official closing date.

Lunsford Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and relevant references being received.

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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.