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School Secretary - Full-time/Part-time

Four Elms Primary School, Edenbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-2134-73S
  • Posted:05/07/2019
  • Pay:KR4
  • Start Date:September 2019
  • App Close Date:17/07/2019 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Inspire Federation

School Secretary – based at Four Elms Primary School

We are seeking to appoint a friendly, professional, efficient and reliable person to work in our busy office.  This post will suit somebody with proven administrative experience, who works well in a busy environment, enjoys finding solutions and who is willing to work as part of a team as well as independently.  Working with the Administration Manager to ensure there is a smooth transfer of information with other members of staff at Four Elms and within the Inspire Federation.

The successful candidate will be able to multi task, have the ability to keep calm under pressure and to meet deadlines.  Experience of working in a school office and knowledge of SIMS is essential; you will need excellent IT skills and good initiative. You will need to have enthusiasm for learning new skills and will need to be flexible, adaptable and have a good sense of humour. 

Essential qualities

  • Excellent communication skills with both adults and children
  • Experience of working in a school office
  • Experience of SIMS / school comms (or similar)
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Be adaptable and work well under pressure
  • Be able to prioritise efficiently and work to deadlines
  • Have the ability to deal with issues sensitively and confidentially

General Duties

  • Provide all aspects of effective administration and secretarial support to the Head of School and staff
  • Be fully aware of, and follow, all school policies and procedures to ensure compliance
  • All aspects of maintaining the SIMs database including managing returns, data collection
  • Deal with all enquiries, received by email, telephone or in person as appropriate
  • Provide a professional and friendly first point of contact for pupils, parents and visitors
  • Provide First Aid to pupils sent to the office, training will be given

Working hours: Monday – Friday 8.30am to 3.45pm, term time, plus two weeks based on KR4, pro rata according to experience.   For those with extensive, relevant school experience a KR5 would be considered.  A job share would also be considered.

For more information about the post please contact our Office Manager, Mrs Wade, email: fwade@four-elms.kent.sch.uk

Closing date for applications: 17 July 2019

Interviews:  TBC

This school and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young persons. The post is subject to a DBS check and the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Additionally, all appointments will be subject to the receipt of satisfactory references.


Information about the school

Four Elms is a small village primary school located in the lovely village of Four Elms. The School has four classes, Reception are taught in Class 1 following the EYFS Curriculum. Years one and two are taught together in Class 2, Years three and four in Class 3 and Years five and six in Class 4.

At Four Elms we are committed to achieving the highest aspirations for ourselves, both personally and as learners. An enriched, inspirational curriculum gives pupils opportunities to develop courage and grit from within.

The Four Elms culture of reflection enables children to learn from mistakes and celebrate achievements. Our culture of respect, for ourselves and others as well as the world around will carry children confidently forward.

Job Contact Information

Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.