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Administrative Assistant - Term Time

Phoenix Community Primary School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-3893-104S
  • Posted:20/10/2021
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:02/11/2021 at 17:00
  • Interviews:Friday 5th November 2021


The governors, staff and children at Phoenix are looking for someone to join our friendly and hardworking team.

We are looking for someone to work alongside our Office Manager to ensure all members of the school community as well as visitors to the school receive a friendly, warm and efficient service.

Duties will include: Answering the phone, dealing with general queries and visitors, some cash handling, photocopying, First Aid, word processing, attending to the needs of the children, supporting the Office Manager and Headteacher.

Applicants should have:

A good standard of education - A grade C or above in English and Maths GCSE essential. Proven ICT skills in Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with adults and young people. A good sense of humour. The ability to work within tight time frames. Flexibility and a 'can do' attitude. Ability to multitask. Confidentiality, efficiency and able to use own initiative.

Experience of a school environment and the importance of confidentiality and knowledge of the importance of promoting good attendance is preferred but not essential

This position is for term time only, 8.30am to 3.30pm daily.

Information about the school can be found on our school website: www.phoenix-primary.kent.sch.uk or our school Twitter feed: @Phoenix_Ashford although we would strongly encourage all applicants to visit the school in person which can be arranged by contacting the school office on 01233 622510

Phoenix Community Primary School and all its personnel are committed to the highest safeguarding practices and we will seek references prior to interview. If appointed staff are subject to a full Disclosure and Barring request and safeguarding induction.

Information about the school

Phoenix Community Primary School is a one-form entry school situated on the outskirts of Ashford. We benefit from extensive grounds and a well set out modern building (currently undergoing some further improvements). The school is exceptionally well-resourced and, as such, is able to provide opportunities for children significantly beyond that of the National Curriculum. The majority of visitors comment on the warm, friendly atmosphere and the attractive environment. As a member of the CARE Foundation Trust, we work closely with nine other primary schools in our local area.The school places a high emphasis on the Creative Arts. We have our own Music Studio where all children have weekly lessons with specialist music teachers and where subsidised instrument lessons are offered to pupils. The school invests heavily in ICT with three sets of 32 iPads, which are used on a daily basis, and each classroom is fitted with a Clever Touch interactive TV. Pupils also receive specialist sports and computing teaching and our school supports the emotional well-being of pupils with structured pastoral provision including a Family Liaison Officer, pastoral support workers, therapeutic play and bushcraft. At Phoenix, we pride ourselves in being a welcoming and safe environment for all of our community: pupils, parents, wider family, staff and visitors as well as a school that is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of its pupils.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01233 664462


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).