School Administration Officer

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Term-time only (Permanent)
Working Pattern:
Full time - term time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
02/12/2021 23:59
£20,092 - £22,183 pro rata
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Schools - Support
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Ferryhill Station Primary
Number of posts:
Closing date:
2 Dec
Further Information

School Administration Officer
Grade 5 £20,092 - £22,183 pro rata
Required as soon as possible

The Governors and Headteacher of Ferryhill Station Primary School, part of the Limestone Learning Federation, seek to appoint an excellent, enthusiastic, resourceful and motivated administration officer to work in our school office. Previous experience in a school office is very desirable.

The successful candidate will provide a confidential, efficient and effective secretarial service to the Head Teacher and other staff. Their duties will include assisting the Head Teacher with the school’s administrative, financial and clerical functions. They will be responsible for controlling the school’s administrative and financial information systems, ensuring that these functions support the management of the school in an efficient and effective manner.

The role is customer facing and you are required to speak to members of the public, the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post. As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required.

Calculation of term time only pay

Standard term time only pay is calculated on the basis of the following:
• Number of ‘teaching’ weeks – 38 weeks; plus
• Public (bank) holidays – 1.6 weeks (8 days); plus
• Individual leave entitlement - 5.2 weeks (26 days) or 6.2 weeks (31 days)
Individual leave entitlement is calculated on the length of continuous service.
Employees with less than 5 years’ service will receive 26 days annual leave.
Employees with more than 5 years’ service will receive
31 days annual leave.
For example:

Calculation for employees with less than 5 years’ service:
38 weeks (term time) + 26 days (annual leave) + 8 days (public holidays) = 44.8 weeks’ pay, to be paid in 12 equal monthly instalments

Calculation for employees with more than 5 years’ service:
38 weeks (term time) + 31 days (annual leave) + 8 days (public holidays) = 45.8 weeks’ pay, to be paid in 12 equal monthly instalments

Visits to the school are welcome and can be arranged by telephoning the school office.

Durham County Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We want to develop a more diverse workforce and we positively welcome applicants from all sections of the community. Applicants with disabilities will be invited for interview if the essential job criteria are met.

The Governing Body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure.

Please note that the Childcare Disqualifications Regulations 2009 apply to this position and therefore you are required to complete the “disqualification by association” declaration form. Should you be successful in your application for this post, your appointment can not be progressed without this declaration.

Closing date: 2nd December 2021
Interview date: 9th December 2021

This post is not open to job share.

Ferryhill Station Primary
(part of the Limestone Learning Federation)
Chilton Lane,
Ferryhill Station,
DL17 0DB

Tel: 01740 651291
Email: j.sones@limestonelearning.co.uk
Website: www.ferryhillstationschool.co.uk