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Administration Assistant (3 Days Per Week) - Part-time - Special Needs Position

Elms School, Dover

  • Ref:KCC886-7045-406S
  • Posted:20/02/2024
  • Pay:KR4 + Allowance
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:13/03/2024 at 09:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Administration Assistant

Kent Range 4

22.2hrs per week (3 days), 39 weeks per annum

Salary FTE: £21 389, plus Elms Allowance £1422

Pro rata Salary: £11 136, Plus Allowance £971


We are looking to recruit a part time Administration Assistant who is able to multitask in a busy and demanding environment.  The school office also undertakes reception duties and you will often be the first point of contact for our parents, children and visitors. Therefore, you will have a confident, professional and friendly manner.

Previous experience of working within a school environment is desirable, but not essential.  A great telephone manner and knowledge of relevant computer software are essential.  You will need to be organised, reliable and able to prioritise work.  General administration, data entry and filing will also be required and a high level of confidentiality maintained at all times.

This is a 3 day a week position, with Friday being one of the days, the school can be flexible with the other 2 days.  The hours to be worked are 8.00am – 4.00pm.

Elms School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of every student and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. References will be taken up before interview and the successful applicant will require an enhanced DBS check, employment medical and verification of the right to work in the UK.

In line with KCSIE 2023 guidance, as part of the shortlisting process, we reserve the right to conduct an online search on shortlisted candidates as part of our due diligence and to share any pertinent information found concerning a candidate’s suitability to work with children with the Headteacher.

Candidates need to possess a minimum of GCSE grade C/4 or above in English and Mathematics (or equivalent). 

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible. 

For any queries or discussion, please contact Melanie Wright on hr@elms.kent.sch.uk or 01304 201964.


Information about the school

Elms School is a nurturing place of learning that has high expectations for all.

Our therapeutic approaches nurture students so they form relationships and to learn to; self-regulate; demonstrate respect; take responsibility; understand their and others’ emotions.

Our curriculum enriches the experiences of our students, develops independence and promotes collaboration.

Elms is a special school for pupils with social, emotional, mental health and learning needs. Most pupils display associated challenging behaviours resulting from a variety of difficulties and needs, including PTSD, attachment difficulties, ODD, ADHD, ASD and FASD.

Our broad and balanced curriculum is relevant, engaging and provides opportunities to achieve academic success as well as equipping them with skills for life. Our highly-trained staff provide bespoke therapeutic interventions, such as Thrive, to target developmental gaps and enable pupils to manage their behaviour and regulate their emotions so that they can form meaningful relationships throughout their lives. We also use Restorative Approaches to build and maintain a sense of community and to provide our pupils with the ability and attitude to respect the viewpoints of others and, when necessary, take responsibility for resolving conflict and putting things right.

In our Ofsted inspection in March 2023, Elms continues to be a Good school.

We have a large team, including our transport team who bring the pupils to and from school in our fleet of MPVs.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Melanie Wright
  • Address:Elms School, Elms Vale Road, Dover, Kent, CT17 9PS
  • Telephone: 01304 201964
  • Email: hr@elms.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01304 225000

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.