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School Secretary/Office Administrator
Orchards Academy are looking to appoint an enthusiastic individual to take up the position of School Secretary/Office Administrator. The successful candidate will perform a key role within the busy School Administration Team and will work closely with the Headteacher's PA to ensure the smooth running and efficiency of the office.
Strong IT skills, including Microsoft Office, are essential for this position. Knowledge of SIMS and previous school office experience, including First Aid Training, would be highly advantageous.
We are looking for a flexible team member with strong interpersonal skills who is confident in dealing with both parents and staff of all levels. On occasion the School Secretary may be required to cover the main Reception Desk.
As part of The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT), Orchards Academy has a strong commitment to professional development of staff.
The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post, in accordance with the Immigration Act 2016
NO AGENCIES PLEASE
Closing Date for Applications: 24/02/19
Interview Date: TBC
Hours: 37 hours per week
8.00am to 4pm Monday to Thursday and 8.00am to 3.30pm Friday, Term Time Only, plus one week of Inset Days, plus 2 additional weeks to be worked during school holiday periods.
Salary: Kent Range 5 (£18,059pa FTE). Pro rata salary for Term time only role approx £15,931pa.
Start Date: ASAP
Orchards Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students. Successful candidates will be expected to share these views. Offer of employment is subject to an enhanced DBS check, Right to Work in the UK check, and satisfactory references. Orchards Academy is an equal opportunities employer.
Interested applicants are invited to view the Job Description and to complete the application form on the Orchards Academy website www.orchards-tkat.org or alternatively to contact the Personnel Officer, Mrs Jones on Tel: 01322 616136 to request an application pack.
Orchards Academy aims to provide a caring yet challenging curriculum and environment in which the talents of each student are nurtured and enabled to flourish.
As a small school we quickly develop a strong sense of belonging. This strong sense of community allows students to grow personally and academically as they trust and feel supported by a staff body that knows them well. This results in a calm, orderly and purposeful atmosphere where students enjoy their learning, make good progress and feel safe.
We aim to work with students, parents and the wider community to provide a safe, supportive and stimulating learning environment where high expectations and levels of challenge enable our students to achieve academically, socially and emotionally so they can make a positive contribution to society.
Fax: 01322 661006
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