Administration Assistant

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Term-time only (Permanent)
Working Pattern:
Full time - term time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 17/10/2018 16:00
£16,863- £17,391 pro rata
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Schools - Support
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Catchgate Primary School
Closing date:
17 Oct
Further Information

Required as soon as possible
Full Time/Term Time Only

The Governors and Senior Leaders of Catchgate Primary School are seeking to appoint an efficient Administration Assistant to join the Administration team.

A rare and highly sought after position has become available within our very busy school office starting in November 2018.

The successful candidate will support the operation and management of school office services, working on the front desk in the school reception.

Working under the direction of the Head Teacher and School Business Manager (SBM) the Administration Assistant will work alongside the Administration Officer carrying out the following duties:

• Assisting the SBM with managing the school finances
• School meals administration
• Supporting children with Medical conditions
• Clerical duties including typing, filing, photocopying
• Maintaining school website and Social Media platforms
• Maintaining lines of communication with all school stakeholders
• Reprographics
• Support the Admin Officer with pupil attendance

The essential skills required to fulfil the role are:

• Exceptional communication skills both verbal and written
• Excellent time keeping skills, in line with being able to manage their own workload
• The flexibility to adapt to change
• Be able to work under pressure and to strict deadlines
• Outstanding organisation skills
• Has a keen eye for attention to detail

The ability to integrate into a large organisation fostering and adopting the school aims and values is key to the role.

Please note that the entire application process will be carried out electronically, including informing candidates of shortlisting and invites to interview. This post is not open to job share.

Where our roles are 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.

Durham County Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We want to develop a more diverse workforce and we positively welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Applicants with disabilities will be invited for interview if the essential job criteria are met.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure.

Mrs Bambridge, School Business Manager will be giving a tour of the school on Wednesday 10th October at 4.00pm and Monday 15th October at 4.00pm. If you would like to attend please contact via email or phone.

Application forms are available to download from this site and must be returned to:
Catchgate Primary School
Blackett Street,
Co. Durham,

Closing Date: Wednesday 17th October 2018 at 4pm
Interviews: Friday 19th October 2018

Contact for further information:
Nicola Bambridge
Catchgate Primary School
Blackett Street,
Co. Durham,

Tel: 01207 234252

Please note
This job is closed for applications.