Administrative Assistant

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Term-time only (Temporary)
Working Pattern:
Part time - term time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
21/06/2024 15:00
£22,737 - £23,114 pro rata
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Schools - Support
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Oxhill Nursery School, Stanley, Co. Durham, DH9 7LR
Number of posts:
Closing date:
21 Jun
Further Information
Administrative Assistant
Grade 2   £22,737 - £23,114 pro rata
21.5 hours per week
Temporary – Required from September 2024 until August  2025

The Governors of this popular Nursery school seek to appoint an excellent, enthusiastic and experienced Administrative Assistant, who is wholly committed to becoming an integral member of our hard-working and dedicated team. They will be responsible for providing an administrative and clerical support service to facilitate the day to day running of the School Office.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate skills in the following areas:

• Be committed to our school ethos;
• Recent experience of working in a School Office environment;
• Is a team player with a positive attitude and outlook;
• Sensitive to the needs of children and their parents and carers;
• Has a calm and positive approach with a ‘Can Do’ attitude;
• Ability to use own initiative and be pro-active;
• Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines;
• Ability to be flexible and adaptable;
• Be a good role model to staff, parents and pupils in speech, dress, behaviour and attitude;
• Have a sense of humour and willingness to work as part of a team;
• Fulfilment of the Durham County Council Grade 2 Job Description.

The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

Application forms are welcomed from experienced Administrators.. Completed application forms are to be emailed to:

Visits to the school are welcome and will be arranged by appointment. 
Please telephone the School Office to arrange a visit.

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 - 5.4 weeks (27 days) or 6.4 weeks (32 days)
Individual leave entitlement is calculated on the length of continuous service. Employees with less than 5 years’ service will receive 27 days annual leave. Employees with more than 5 years’ service will receive 32 days annual leave. For example:

Calculation for employees with less than 5 years’ service:
38 weeks (term time) + 27 days (annual leave) + 8 days (public holidays) = 45 weeks’ pay, to be paid in 12 equal monthly instalments

Calculation for employees with more than 5 years’ service:
38 weeks (term time) + 32 days (annual leave) + 8 days (public holidays) = 46 weeks’ pay, to be paid in 12 equal monthly instalments

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and, if successful, you will need to apply for an enhanced DBS disclosure.

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.

Closing date: Friday 21st June 2024 at 3pm
Interview date: Tuesday 2nd July 2024

Oxhill Nursery School
Co. Durham 

Tel: 01207 232266
Email: oxhillnursery@durhamlearning.net
Website: https://oxhill.durham.sch.uk/