Administrative Assistant – Gillingham St Michael’s Primary Academy


Posted on: Wednesday 27 March 2024 | Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust

Gillingham St Michaels Primary Academy, The Boundaries, Geldeston Rd, Gillingham, Beccles NR34 0HT

Trust:  DNEAT

Academy Name: Gillingham St Michael’s Primary Academy

Vacancy Job Title: Administrative Assistant

Pay Scale:  Scale C, Point 3 – 4

Annual Value: £

Pro-Rata Value:   £

Full Time/Part Time:  Part Time

Hours per week:  25

Term Time:  38 weeks  +  2 weeks per year

Start Date: ASAP

This is wonderful opportunity for a people focussed and highly organised colleague to join the administration team at Kingfisher Federation. The post will be based at Gillingham St Michael’s with the possibility of working across the Federation. The successful candidate will have a professional and calm manner, be self-motivated and enjoy working with our children, staff, families and visitors.

The person appointed will need to demonstrate sympathy with the Christian ethos of the Academy Trust.  The role involves supporting administrative and clerical functions to a high standard within the partnership, ensuring consistency.

You should:

  • Ideally have relevant experience of working in a school. However, if you feel you have transferable skills and are looking for a new challenge then please tell us these in the personal statement of your application.
  • Have good literacy and numeracy skills
  • Flexibility and ability to work under own initiative
  • Proficient in a wide range of office skills including use of Microsoft Office.
  • Confidentiality is an important part of the role with particular regard to maintaining data involved with data protection
  • Able to prioritise work and meet deadlines

Visits to the school are warmly encouraged by prior arrangement.

Culture and ethos:

  • Proactively promote and demonstrate the Diocese’s vision and values in all aspects of work
  • Challenge, motivate and empower others to set high aspirations and attain ambitious outcomes
  • Treat everyone as a valued individual who is loved by God
  • Promote and demonstrate a culture of continuous improvement which includes keeping abreast of educational developments and best management practice
  • Work collaboratively developing the concept of family across the Trusts and their academies
  • Ensure regular open and honest communication in all professional duties
  • Recognise the importance of serving the wider community and promoting inclusivity.
  • Undertake such other reasonable duties as may be required from time to time as are consistent with the responsibilities of the grade.

The duties and responsibilities highlighted in this job specification are indicative and may vary over time.  Postholders are expected to undertake other duties and responsibilities relevant to the nature, level and scope of the post and the grade has been established on this basis.

Closing date: Thursday 18 April 2024

Interviews: Tuesday 23 April 2024

How to apply

Completed application form to be emailed to; gillinghamfinance@kingfisherpartnership

References may be requested prior to interview and may be contacted on receipt of your application form.  Please contact us to discuss this further if you have any queries.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed. Please contact the school office to book an appointment or speak with the Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check will be required.

This post will come under the requirements of the Childcare (Disqualification) 2009 Regulations and the successful applicant will be required to complete a declaration form to establish whether they are disqualified under these regulations.

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