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Administrative Officer

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time - term time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 17/04/2018 23:59
£16,123 - £17,419 pro rata
Job Category:
Schools - Support
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Catchgate Primary School

Job details 

Closing date:
17 Apr

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Administrative Officer - Grade 3 - £16,123 - £17,419 pro rata – (TTO + 15 Days) 15 days to be worked during school holidays as determined by the school.

From June 2018, an exciting and highly sought after position has become available for an Administrative Officer to join the school office team. The successful candidate will oversee the day to day running of the school office under the supervision of the School Business Manager; as directed by the Head Teacher.

Catchgate Primary School is an average sized primary school with 300 children on roll aged 2-11. The small but very busy admin team support the organisation and delivery of the curriculum across the whole school including school’s private childcare facility.

Successful candidates must be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills, both verbally and written, using a range of media. Attention to detail is paramount within the role therefore applicants are encouraged to specifically emphasise these skills on their application.

The school ethos is adopted by all staff and all employees work together as a team to achieve the aims of the school.

The main duties of the post are:
• Manage the day to day operation of the school office as directed by the SBM
• Provide clerical and administrative support to all staff and pupils as required
• Manage, maintain and process data and information in accordance with schools systems and processes complying with school, local and national government policy
• Create and maintain a friendly, warm, welcoming reception for all school stakeholders entering the school building
• Carry out a range of admin and clerical tasks, updating records and providing support toward the delivery of teaching and learning across all phases of the school
• Assist the SBM with the managing of school finances by processing orders and invoices, managing lettings and payments, administer school fund and petty cash systems
• Provide pastoral support to children throughout the day

The Admin Officer is responsible for:
• Administering first aid and medication
• Operation of the school’s private funds
• Operation of school’s petty cash function
• Assisting with management and operation of School Finances
• Working to strict deadlines, being able to prioritise own workload; including often changing/postponing tasks to meet the needs of the school

The post is 37 hours generally worked either 08.00am to 4.00pm or 8.30am – 4.30pm. There are specific times within the school year where work may be required out of these hours.

This is a re-advertised post from February 2018, where an appointment was not made. Previous applicants, need not apply, however should contact the school should they wish their applications to be re-considered.

Visits to the school are encouraged and can be arranged by contacting Nicola Bambridge by telephone / email and will take place on Monday 26th March at 4.00pm, Wednesday 28th March at 9.30am and again at 4.00pm.

Application packs can be downloaded from this web page and should be returned to the school by the closing date, Tuesday 17th April 2018.

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.

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 check.

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.

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.

This post is not open to job share.

Catchgate Primary School
Blackett Street,
Co. Durham,

Telephone: 01207 234252
Email: Catchgate@durhamlearning.net
Website: www.catchgate.durham.sch.uk

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