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Administration Officer/ Cover Co-Ordinator - Full-time

Maplesden Noakes School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-5401-377S
  • Posted:10/06/2024
  • Pay:Range 5
  • Start Date:As soon as possible
  • App Close Date:25/06/2024 at 09:00
  • Interviews:To be advised


Administration Officer/Cover Co-Ordinator

Salary:  MNS Range 5

We are looking to employ an Administration Officer/Cover Co-ordinator to assist in organising the administration of planned staff cover as well as supporting our school admin team.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the input of the cover diary where staff absences are known in advance and will also support the school admin office with general office duties including telephone/email enquiries, the typing of documents and administering paperwork connected to student leave of absence requests.

Candidates are required to have excellent word processing skills using both Microsoft Word and Excel.

Hours are 37 per week 7.30am until 3.30pm Monday to Thursday and 7.30am until 3.00pm on Friday (inclusive of a 30-minute lunch break). There is some flexibility with working hours which can be discussed at interview.  The school will also consider either term time or full time across the year employment and some hybrid working is possible.


Further details are available to view on the attached job description/person specification.

About the School

The school ensures that there is the right work-home balance to support the wellbeing of all staff. We are dedicated to providing outstanding training and development.  Other benefits include, but are not limited to, wellbeing afternoons and free annual flu vaccinations.

Alongside a salary of between £22,595.00 - £23,693.00 per annum (which is subject to an annual review in September 2024), the school will contribute 22.5% (the equivalent of between £5,084 and £5,331 pa for a full-time member of staff) towards you being a member of the Local Government Pension Scheme.

Closing date for applications is Tuesday 25th June 2024 (9 am).  This date may be brought forward in the event that suitable candidates are found earlier.  Early applications are therefore recommended.


Maplesden Noakes School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As such, this post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services check.

Information about the school

Maplesden Noakes is an 11-18 co-educational non-selective school. The school has an excellent reputation, is popular with parents and regularly over-subscribed. Having been recently accredited as a High-Performance Learning World Class School, we believe that all of our pupils have the potential to achieve the very highest standards of performance no matter what their background or previous achievement.

Maplesden Noakes is situated on the west side of Maidstone approximately 40 miles south-east of London. The school benefits from having strong links with the local business community.

Passionate about the wellbeing of staff, the school supports good physical health and mental wellbeing. With a staff Wellbeing Policy now in place, this highlights the importance placed on a good work/life balance. Our wellbeing committee are regularly thinking of new ways to support all staff in this area with wellbeing afternoons, flexible working and financial wellbeing high on the agenda.

We believe passionately in equity and diversity. Our school is committed to embracing the lived experience of people of every race, sexuality and gender. We believe strongly in giving everyone the opportunities they deserve, no matter what social barriers may have held them back in the past.

We are committed to the professional development of all staff and offer excellent CPD, whether in house or by external providers. All teaching staff have a laptop for use at school and home.

The governing body has recently amended the school admission policy to ensure that staff who have been employed by the school for two or more years and/or are recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage, receive preference in terms of admission to the school for their child(ren).

We look forward to receiving your application.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01622) 661707


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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.