Office Assistant - Full-time

The Brent Primary School, Dartford

  • Ref:KCC886-2679-176S
  • Posted:13/02/2020
  • Pay:KR4
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:28/02/2020 at 19:00
  • Interviews:ASAP


We are seeking to appoint a suitably skilled and friendly person to the post of Office Assistant at our popular, busy school.

The vacancy is for 37 hours per week - 8.30am until 5pm. The position is for 39 weeks per year (38 weeks term time, plus 5 INSET days).

The office is the centre of communications between pupils and adults, both within and outside our school. The maintenance of an accurate diary system with a proactive approach are crucial. A positive, professional outlook is essential as well as a calm, caring approach and a track record of attention to detail. 

The successful candidate should have had previous experience of working within a school environment. Excellent typing skills, knowledge of relevant computer software and a good level of education, including GCSE English and maths, are essential. The post requires the ability to be methodical, organised and the ability to prioritise work within a busy environment.

A caring, patient and understanding approach and a good sense of humour are essential. We are seeking to appoint a 'Brent' person: someone who is enthusiastic, flexible, resourceful and full of energy! We will then offer immense job satisfaction.

We provide quality support and appropriate professional development.

A First Aid qualification would be advantageous.

Visits to the school are definitely encouraged. Please email: rebecca.parker@brent.kent.sch.uk for further information, or to arrange a visit.

Information about the school

The Brent is an OUTSTANDING school - Ofsted, March 2017:

'The behaviour of pupils is outstanding'.

'Relationships between adults and pupils are warm and mutually respectful. A strong sense of harmony pervades the school'.

'Pupils are unfailingly friendly, polite, courteous, and well behaved. They take great pride in their work'.

'The imaginative curriculum thoroughly engages pupils. They enjoy learning and make every effort to do well'.

With a great reputation in the community, Team Brent prides itself on providing the best possible education for the pupils in its care. We achieve this through creating a stimulating, supportive and inclusive environment where the well-being of all members of our community are at the heart of everything we do.

With extensive grounds, which include a swimming pool and wildlife area; we are committed to an outdoor learning approach. Our creative, topic-based curriculum 'IGNITE' promotes: engagement and enjoyment, as well as the knowledge and skills for life-long learning.

We offer many opportunities for staff to develop their career within our mutually supportive team. We are a growth mind-set school, with no limits on pupil or adult learning. We encourage everyone to strive to be the best that they can be.

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