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Business/Office Administrator - Part-time

Groombridge St Thomas School, Tunbridge Wells

  • Ref:KCC845-3332-19S
  • Posted:10/06/2024
  • Pay:£23,893 (£3982 pro rata)
  • Start Date:1st September 2024
  • App Close Date:01/07/2024 at 09:00
  • Interviews:TBA


Groombridge St Thomas School is looking to recruit an administrator to work in the school office alongside the Office Manager.

We are a beautiful rural school situated on the Kent/East Sussex border. We have a great team, fantastic pupils, and wonderfully supportive parents. As the business administrator, you will be a key front-of-house person welcoming visitors to the school and on the phone. You will also support the Office Manager and Headteacher with general administrative tasks (see job description attached).

We are looking for candidates who:

  • Have excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Are able to work independently and with their own initiative- have a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Are always polite and welcoming to visitors and children alike
  • Can provide efficient support that is needed to keep the school running smoothly

The hours are 6.5 per week (8.30am- 3.30pm including a half hour lunch break), working every Friday, however, additional hours may be available in the short term as the school looks at possible federations and collaborative working. To apply for this role please complete the attached application form being sure to address how you meet the criteria as advertised drawing on any relevant work/life experience, education, or personal interests. Please email your completed form to the school.

Salary: Single Status Grade 5 £23,893 (£3982 pro rata)

           6.5 hours per week (work day is Fridays) term time only plus INSET days 

Start date: 1st September 2024

Groombridge St Thomas is committed to safeguarding and child protection. The successful candidate will be subject to Child Protection/DBS checks and professional references.

Information about the school

Groombridge St Thomas is a one form entry primary school situated just inside East Sussex, on the Kent/East Sussex border and a few miles from Tunbridge Wells. We are a happy school with positive, friendly, highly motivated and hardworking pupils and staff. Our school enjoys strong partnerships with parents, governors and the local community providing a creative, broad and balanced curriculum. We offer a wide variety of extra-curricular clubs.

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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.