Central Administration Assistant - Full-time

Potential in Everyone Academy Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F19-30-S
  • Posted:01/08/2020
  • Pay:Kent Range 3 pro rata (FTE £16825-£17411)
  • Start Date:1 October 2020
  • App Close Date:24/08/2020 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Thursday 3 September 2020


We are seeking an experienced, well organised and enthusiastic Administration Assistant to join our central team based at Lynsted & Norton Primary School in Sittingbourne. The successful candidate will work calmly amidst frequent interruptions whilst priding themselves on making an excellent first impression of the Trust by creating long-lasting relationships with all stakeholders.

You will have some financial and data entry experience, able to process basic financial transactions to facilitate the effective use of the Trust’s budget. You will be the first point of contact for Trust schools and suppliers dealing with simple financial and HR queries, support the recruitment of staff, and maintain HR data systems. You will be able to process and manage information in a variety of formats and work accurately and calmly under pressure to meet deadlines and maintain high standards of performance levels.

You will have good interpersonal skills, a professional flexible approach, be a confident clear communicator and have proven experience in establishing positive working relationships. You will be friendly, professional, efficient and reliable with previous experience of working in busy admin office and delivering front-line customer service. You will be very methodical with good planning and time management skills to adjust to the daily demands of a busy environment and work effectively.

You will have strong IT skills, know to create simple spreadsheets and mail merge information from databases into documents using Microsoft Office. You should have quick and accurate keyboard skills. Experience of using school administration and financial systems would be an advantage

This is a full-time position (37 hours per week) 42 weeks of the year (term time, inset days plus 3 weeks). Leave can only be taken during school holidays.

An understanding of relevant child protection policies which keep children safe in a school setting would be beneficial but is not essential as full training would be provided

The salary for this post will be paid pro rata on Kent Range 3 (FTE £16825-£17411). Pay review pending from 1/9/20

Your completed application form should demonstrate how your experience meets the person specification for the post. CVs will not be accepted unless accompanied by a fully completed application form

For further information, please contact Elaine Latham, Trust Finance Manager, via email trusthr@pieat.org.uk.

The Trust and its staff are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children, putting children at the centre of everything we do 

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check

Closing Date: Midday Monday 24 August 2020 

Interviews will be held on Thursday 3 September 2020

To ensure the safety of all, and following the government guidelines, during this challenging time, interviews may take place via video link. This link may also be used to verify identification documents for DBS purposes


Information about the trust

Potential in Everyone Academy Trust is a Church based Multi Academy Trust which is made up of two small Church of England Primary Schools (Bredgar and Borden), a three form entry Infant School (The Oaks) and a three form entry Junior school (Minterne). We also proudly provide a specialist resource provision for children with speech and language difficulties on the Oaks and Minterne site. The Trust's registered office is Bredgar CE Primary School.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Sue Coveney
  • Address:Bredgar Church Of England Primary School,
    Bexon Lane,
    ME9 8HB
  • Telephone: 01795 606503
  • Email: trusthr@pieat.org.uk



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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.