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Administration Assistant - Term Time

Aspire School, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-7005-79S
  • Posted:12/06/2024
  • Pay:£8,236 pro rata (£23,410 FTE)
  • Start Date:September 2024
  • App Close Date:21/06/2024 at 23:45
  • Interviews:w/c 24th June


Bourne Alliance Multi Academy Trust is seeking an experienced administrator to work in our busy school office at Aspire school. This is a part time, permanent position, working 15 hours per week (days and times to be negotiated)  term time only (39 weeks per year).

This is a key role in school and the successful candidate will provide administration, reception and general office support to the school.  The post involves a wide range of tasks including dealing with visitors and parents, provide support to children and attend to their queries, and a range of general administration duties.  
The successful candidate will:-
  • Have strong interpersonal skills.
  • Have good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Be organised, adaptable and able to use own initiative.
  • Be a proficient user of Microsoft 365.
  • Be a strong team member who can work co-operatively to improve outcomes for children. An individual who is keen to learn and able to take direction.
  • Be committed to the organisation’s success, flexible and well organised.
  • Be an attentive to detail, accurate and efficient administrator.
  • Be familiar with Arbor, although this is not essential.
  • Be kind, caring and committed to committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and families

The successful candidate will also be polite, confident and have a friendly manner with a can-do attitude and be someone who can create a welcoming atmosphere in the school office.

In return, we can offer you:

  • A friendly and supportive team;
  • Opportunities for progression and development through training, coaching and mentoring;
  • A healthy work-life balance;
  • An inclusive environment where you feel valued;
  • A supportive leadership team.
  • Excellent pension scheme
  • Counselling Service
  • Health Cashplan
  • Free parking
  • Discounted breakfast and after school club for your child (if your child attends one of our trust schools)

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to attend the interview at Aspire School.

Aspire is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare for all children and preventing extremism. We expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All post holders in regulated activity are subject to appropriate vetting procedures. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service. Shortlisted candidates will be subject to online searches for publicly available information.

CVs will only be accepted when accompanied by a fully completed online application form. No agencies please.

In cases where we receive a high volume of applications for a post, we may bring the closing date forward. We reserve the right to make an appointment before the closing date, so early applications are encouraged to avoid disappointment.

Information about the school

Aspire School is a special free school in Sittingbourne for children aged from 4 to 11 years; opened in September 2020. The school provides 168 places for pupils with autism and speech and language needs. Aspire School will provide exceptional specialist teaching from a team of specialist teachers, teaching assistants and other professionals. The new premises have been specifically designed to meet the needs of the children and will include therapy rooms, a high tech sensory room, soft play and a swing room. The curriculum will reflect the individual needs of the pupils and will offer opportunities for academic learning and the development of communication, life skills and personalised targets.

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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.