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Administrative Assistant - Part-time - Special Needs Position

The Ifield School, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-7039-438S
  • Posted:29/11/2023
  • Pay:KR4 (£21,293 to £22,493) pro-rata
  • Start Date:January 2024
  • App Close Date:06/12/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC

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We are seeking to appoint a friendly, enthusiastic, and skilled administrator to join our outstanding school from January 2024, to fulfil the role of Administrative Assistant. This post is for 30 hours per week, term time only, Kent Range 4 (£21,293 to £22,493) pro-rata, depending on experience. Working days will be Monday to Friday 8:30am – 3:30pm with 1 hour lunch break.

The post holder will provide a positive and professional reception service and general administrative support to the school under the direction of the Headteacher and Director of Finance and Resources.

The successful candidate should possess GCSE Maths and English (or equivalent), Grade C or above. They must be flexible in their approach to work, self-motivated and be able to prioritise their work effectively to meet deadlines. They will also need to possess excellent interpersonal qualities, strong communication skills and be computer literate with a sound knowledge of Microsoft Office and strong excel skills. Knowledge of management information systems and previous experience of working in a school environment would be advantageous, although not essential as training will be provided.

The successful candidate will provide support in a variety of administrative and reception task within the school. These may include responding to reception and visitor enquiries following the school's safeguarding procedures, organising arrangements for offsite visits and events, producing marketing and promotional material for the school, and assisting Teachers and Teaching Assistants with the collection and delivery of pupils to class. The candidate will act as a point of contact within the school for staff, parents and others seeking contact with the Headteacher and other leaders ensuring visitors receive a professional welcome.

The benefits of working at Ifield School are:

  • Supported by a consistently high-quality leadership team.
  • Entitlement to Kent Rewards, KCC Employee Benefit Scheme.
  • Enrolment in Local Government Pension Scheme.
  • Focus on Mental Health & Wellbeing with access to key services including a free counselling support line.
  • Comprehensive CPD programme.

 

Ifield School and all its personnel are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young people. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and against the ISA Barred List for Children including overseas criminal background checks where applicable. Appointments will be subject to satisfactory recruitment and vetting checks, including two references, one of which must be your current or most recent employer.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a Self-Disclosure Form and in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023 and will also be subject to an online search.

Informal visits to the school are welcome. Please contact the Director of Finance and Resources, Suzanne Hayward, to discuss the post and obtain further details.

For further information about the school, please visit the school website, Ifieldschool.com.

 

Information about the school

Ifield is a Foundation District Special School for pupils with profound, severe and complex learning needs and communication and interaction difficulties from age four to nineteen. Ifield School has a dynamic and innovative staff who work closely with pupils to create an ethos of care, respect and success. Inclusion is one of our priorities and this is achieved through our outreach, resources and training centre, Ifield SMILE.

In October 2023 Ofsted judged Ifield as an Outstanding school for the Fourth consecutive time.

Ifield was designated a National Teaching School in September 2014 and is committed to the development of the Thames Teaching Alliance for the remainder of its tenure.

Ifield School is one of the founding members of KSENT, a co-operative trust for Kent Special Schools.

In September 2015, Ifield School federated with Kings Farm Primary School under one Governing Body collectively known as the Cedar Federation. Ifield School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and check against the ISA Barred List for children. Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Safe in Education legislation.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Rosie Owen
  • Address:Cedar Avenue, Gravesend , Kent, DA12 5JT
  • Telephone: 01474 365485
  • Email: rowen@ifield.kent.sch.uk

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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.