School Secretary (Battle and Langton CE Primary School)
Hours of work: 19.5 hours per week
Working pattern: Part-time, Term-time only (working for 39 weeks per year plus 7 weeks annual leave, which will increase after 5 years' continuous service)
(As the position is part-time/term-time only, the above salary will be pro rata)
Closing date: Monday 27 March 2023
For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact: Battle and Langton CE Primary School, Market Road, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0HQ
Phone: 01424 775987
Please note, we do not accept CVs.
This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018.
The school will need to ensure that they are not knowingly employing a person who is disqualified under the 2018 Regulations in connection with relevant childcare provision. Accordingly, the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate to the school, by completing a self-declaration form as part of the pre-employment checks process, that they have not been disqualified under the 2018 Regulations.
If the preferred candidate is found to be disqualified under the 2018 Regulations, the offer of employment will be subject to the application by the preferred candidate to Ofsted for a waiver and the receipt of a waiver from Ofsted.
About the role
The Headteacher and Governing Body are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated School Secretary to work as part of a small team in our admin office. The role involves maintaining records of pupil attendance, dealing with enquiries by telephone, email and visitors in person, helping to prepare the weekly newsletter, communicating with parents using Parentmail and some management of the Parentpay system including some simple accounting.
This role is for three days per week which are Monday, Thursday and Friday 8.30am to 3.30pm with half an hour for lunch, term time only. There may also be scope in the future to increase the number of working hours in the future.
The successful candidate will:
- Have some experience of working in administration. School administration would be particularly helpful
- Have experience of using Microsoft Word and Excel. Knowledge of SIMs, Parentpay and Parentmail would also be helpful
- Be flexible and adaptable to help meet the changing needs of the school each day
- Be keen to embrace the "Battle and Langton" ethos, where everyone is a learner
- Be a great team player and a positive role model for all members of the school community
We can offer you:
- Fantastic children and parents who love their school
- A creative and proactive team of staff with a forward thinking and innovative leadership team
- A place where staff wellbeing is a priority
We look forward to welcoming new members to our staff team and we would recommend that potential applicants visit the school. Please contact the school to arrange a visit.
Please contact the school's Business Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and an application pack.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.
Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.
All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children. All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.
East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.