Hours of work: 32.5
Working pattern: Part-time, Term-time only
Fixed term for: 10 months
Closing date: Midday Friday 13 October 2023
For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
The Southfield Trust
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 Southfield Trust is looking to appoint an Administrative Assistant to join the Trust Administration team. This is a fixed term post until 23rd July 2024 with a possibility of a contract extension. The hours of work are 32.5 per week between 08:30 and 15:30.
The Southfield Multi Academy Trust consists of three exceptional special schools - The South Downs School, The Lindfield School and Hazel Court School/FE Department, which provide the best possible educational opportunities for all its learners and their families. The Trust is also currently in an exciting phase of development including the opening of Summerdown, a new free school.
We are looking for a self-motivated individual with good communication and word processing skills to provide general clerical support for the Trust in particular coordinating the documentation of pupils’ Educational Health Care Plans and taking minutes of meetings, maintaining pupil data on the Trust’s information system - Bromcom, and submitting census returns, and providing main office cover when required. The right candidate will have the opportunity to work in a friendly but busy environment. You will be required to liaise with a variety of professionals and other agencies.
You will work alongside a supportive staff team who have a wealth of expertise and are committed to the continuing professional development of all staff - offering a strong programme of in school training.
Candidates should be aware that they may be required to work on any one of the Trust’s school sites.
A support staff application form, job description and person specification can be accessed via the Vacancies tab on our Trust Website at www.thesouthfieldtrust.com.
We look forward to receiving your application. Please note that we do not accept CVs. Your application will be accepted if sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Southfield Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Employment will be subject to pre-employment checks including satisfactory DBS Enhanced clearance and references. This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018.
Administrative Assistant – Post information
Fixed term post until 23rd July 2024 / part time / term time only
Paid hours of work: 32.5 Hours per week - Monday to Friday / 46 weeks per year
(a half hour unpaid lunch break is additional to these hours)
Salary based on: Single Status Grade 4.9 / £21,189 (1.0fte)
(As this post is part-time the salary will be paid pro-rata of this full time figure)
Actual pro-rata salary: £16,464 per annum
Closing date: Midday on Friday, 13th October 2023
Interviews: To be held on the week commencing,16th October 2023
The following documents are attached to this advert:
- A Job Description with Person Specification
- A Support Staff Application Form with Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form
If you do not receive a response to your application by Friday, 20th October 2023 you can assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.
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.
The Academy 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 an 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.