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School secretary

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time - term time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 28/06/2018 23:59
£17,972 - £19,446 pro rata
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Schools - Support
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
The Oaks Secondary School

Job details 

Closing date:
28 Jun

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Maternity cover required for September 2018 until the return of the post holder.

The post is based at the Oaks Secondary School which is a generic special school for pupils who have moderate, severe, or profound and multiple learning difficulties or Autism Spectrum Conditions. The school has received an “outstanding” grading from Ofsted in its last three inspections.
The Oaks is federated with Evergreen Primary School at Bishop Auckland and there may be a requirement to work at Evergreen.

The Governors wish to appoint a school secretary to provide secretarial and administrative service to the Executive Head teacher and other senior staff, commencing on the 1st September 2018. This is a temporary appointment to cover maternity leave and will end on the return of the post holder. The secretaries are the first point of contact at the reception and on the telephone, and support the school in a wide range of clerical duties.

The successful candidate would be expected to attend up to three training days prior to taking up the post which would be paid.

Candidates should have general experience of clerical work and be able to work as part of a team. Experience of working in a school setting is desirable, but not essential. Good communication skills, both written and oral, and a high level of numeracy are essential, along with good word processing skills, including speed typing. Knowledge and experience of school administrative and ICT systems are desirable.

Applicants should also have 4 GCSE’s at grades A-C (including English & Maths) or equivalent, and preferably hold a typing and word processing qualification.
The work is varied and demanding so the successful candidate will be hardworking, flexible and versatile.

Application packs and further information are available to download from this webpage and are returnable to Miss S Cochrane, Finance Officer, at s.cochrane200@durhamlearning.net

Closing date for receipt of applications is 28th June 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.

In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CV’s. Any information provided on CV’s will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

The Oaks Secondary 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 pre-employment and DBS enhanced disclosure checks.

This post is not open to job share.

The Oaks Secondary School
Rock Road,
Co Durham,
DL16 7DB

Telephone: 01388 827380
Email: s.cochrane200@durhamlearning.net
Website: www.theoaksschool.co.uk

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