Administrative Assistant – Tacolneston and Morley Primary Federation


Posted on: Wednesday 3 April 2024 | St Benet's MAT

Tacolneston Church of England Primary Academy, Norwich Rd, Tacolneston, Norwich NR16 1AL

Trust: St Benet’s MAT

Academy Name: Tacolneston and Morley Primary Federation

Vacancy Job Title: Administrative Assistant

Pay Scale:  Scale C Point 3 – 4 (pending experience)

Annual Value: £22,737 – £23,114 full time equivalent

Pro-Rata Value: £12,369 – £12,574 pro rata per annum

Full Time/Part Time: Part time

Contract type: Permanent

Hours per week:  23.5 hours      

Term Time:  Term Time + 1 week (39 weeks)

Start Date:  20th May 2024

The Role

  • We are looking for an Administrative Assistant to work with our established administrative team across both Tacolneston and Morley Primary Federation sites.
  • The role will involve being the welcoming face of the schools, managing day-to-day enquiries, answering messages, liaising with parents, children and staff, and supporting the administrative tasks of the school offices.
  • The part-time hours will be working alongside the school office manager in each school, with time shared between both Tacolneston and Morley schools. The likely working pattern is two full days and three mornings per week.                      

We would love to hear from you if

  • You have an NVQ 2 or equivalent qualification or experience in a relevant discipline
  • You have experience in customer service, in a receptionist role or working in a school office or similar environment
  • You are hard working, flexible and efficient, remaining positive and calm when working under pressure
  • You understand the responsibility of every individual for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children

About us

Tacolneston and Morley is a Federation of two friendly and forward-looking Church of England primary schools. We are proud of our reputation for providing a good quality education within a caring Christian environment. Our schools provide a wide range of experiences for all children so that everyone can have success and enjoy coming to school. We aim to encourage a love of learning from an early age, delivering an exciting curriculum.

The schools sit at the heart of their villages and are highly regarded by their local communities. Both schools are judged ‘Good’ by Ofsted and play an active part in the St Benet’s Multi-Academy Trust. Under the leadership of a new Executive Headteacher, the schools are at an exciting time as they seek to further develop the curriculum and vision of each school, as well as their role within the local community. We are also schools that share practice across the Trust and are developing wider links locally and nationally.

We offer:

  • A strong Christian foundation which informs the day-to-day life of the schools
  • A hard-working staff team, including a skilled and friendly admin team
  • Support from St Benet’s MAT schools and central team
  • Children who work hard and love to come to school
  • Families highly supportive of the schools
  • A caring and supportive school community living out their church-school values
  • A friendly, supportive and welcoming local governance committee

Closing date: Wednesday 24 April 2024

Interviews: Friday 26 April 2024

How to apply

Completed application forms to be emailed to Mr Andrew Phoenix, Executive head teacher at,

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 either the school office to book an appointment or speak with the Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher at 01508 489336 (Tacolneston)  01953 602397  (Morley)

St Benet’s Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its children and expects all staff to share this commitment. All appointments will be subject to full safeguarding checks as well as satisfactory references.

The Trust’s safeguarding policy can be found on our website.

This post is likely to 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.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and you will be required to undergo an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced DBS check with barred list. If you have information to declare it may be protected under the Exceptions Orders and you may not be required to declare it. You will be asked to make a criminal conviction declaration if you are shortlisted for the post.

Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website.

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