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Administration Assistant - Full-time/Part-time

Highsted Grammar School, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-4080-520S
  • Posted:22/03/2024
  • Pay:Highsted Academy Band 4
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:26/04/2024 at 12:15
  • Interviews:TBA


Administration Assistant

37 hours a week, Term Time plus Staff Development Days plus Two Weeks.

Highsted Academy Trust Pay Band 4: £21,389 - £22,439

We are looking for a skilled and enthusiastic person to join our office and admin team at this high achieving girls’ grammar school.  You will provide general admin and clerical support as necessary.

The successful applicant will join a highly professional and supportive team in a department that is crucial to the success and smooth running of the school. The successful candidate must demonstrate professionalism, be able to work on their own initiative as well as working as a team member and have a positive and ‘can do’ approach.

This post requires an innovative hard-working individual who is dedicated, diligent and flexible with a good knowledge of Microsoft office and preferably SIMS. The ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines in an accurate and effective manner is essential.

A first aid qualification is desirable or willingness to undergo first aid training.  ICT experience essential but specific training will be given. 

The post offers an exceptional opportunity in a high performing school where we can offer you:

  • a friendly, hardworking and dedicated staff team
  • the opportunity to inspire highly able and well-motivated students to fulfil and exceed their potential
  • a dynamic and supportive working environment
  • opportunities for professional development
  • a private health care package supported by Benenden Health Care
  • a competitive salary commensurate with experience


Please contact Karen Hugill at the school via email or visit our website to download further information and an application form: www.highsted.kent.sch.uk

(Closing date 26th April 2024)

Applications are reviewed on a continual basis. Should a suitable applicant be found prior to the closing date we reserve the right to close this advert prior to the date published. Early application is recommended.

Highsted Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.  This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Highsted Grammar School is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Information about the school

Highsted Grammar School (approx 900 on roll, 182 in Sixth Form) is a high-performing girls school, where pastoral care and enrichment feature as highly as academic success.
Our pupils are exceptional in every way – they are enthusiastic, personable, caring, and show considerable initiative – and we enjoy the strong support of parents. Likewise, the staff team – teaching, support and administrative – is talented, dedicated, hard-working and committed to the continuing success of the school. The governing body represents a group of capable, multi-skilled individuals, wholly supportive of the work we do. ‘Pupils and students flourish and succeed at Highsted Grammar.’ ‘Pupils are courteous, polite and welcoming – they are happy, safe and well cared for’. Ofsted 2023

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Anne Kelly
  • Address:Highsted Road, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 4PT
  • Telephone: (01795) 424223
  • Email: admin@highsted.kent.sch.uk

Fax: (01795) 429375


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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 Education.