Administrative Assistant Administration - Term Time

St John's Catholic Primary School, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-3708-59S
  • Posted:27/04/2020
  • Pay:Kent Range 3 (FTE £18,039)
  • Start Date:September 2020
  • App Close Date:12/06/2020 at 15:00
  • Interviews:TBC


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a candidate with previous administration experience to join our fantastic team.  We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, professional and self-motivated individual as an Administration Assistant, acting as the first point of contact for all visitors and callers to the school.  You will be responsible for greeting parents and visitors in the Main Reception area and responding, in a professional manner, to all incoming telephone calls and enquiries.  You will also provide a wide range of clerical and administrative support to ensure the smooth running of the school. 

This is a key role within the school and, as our front of house person, the ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience of working in a busy office and managing their own workload
  • An understanding of the importance of confidentiality and safeguarding   
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to develop good relationships with students, parents, staff and visitors                                  
  • High standard of presentation including professional telephone manner      
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to use own initiative          
  • A confident and professional manner
  • A good eye for detail                                                                
  • An excellent knowledge of IT systems such as Word (including Mail Merge), Excel and Publisher
  • The ability to multi task and work flexibly and calmly while under pressure 

Experience of primary school admissions processes and procedures, including new Reception class intake and SIMS would be advantageous, although training will be given for the right candidate.

The successful candidate must have a minimum of 5 GCSE’s at grade C/4 (or equivalent), including Mathematics and English. Certificates will need to be shown at interview. 

Annual leave is not to be taken during term time. 


Information about the school

St John’s is a 3/4 form entry Catholic Primary school, with a 100 place Nursery attached.  Our Mission is to provide for the spiritual, ethical and moral education of our children, as well as to strive for outstanding academic excellence. Our strong Catholic ethos ensures that all staff and children feel valued and supported.

The school is graded as Good by Ofsted, but we are not resting on our laurels and the strong leadership team is driving rapid improvements.

Jonathan Shields HEADTEACHER

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01474 536112


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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.