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  • Start date details

    November 2023

  • Closing date

    8 October 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    9 August 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£21,189.00 - £21,968.00 Annually (FTE) NJC Grade D, Point 4-6

[230905] Administrator job summary

The Springfields Academy, Reach South Academy Trust is seeking to appoint an experienced Administrator to join the School in Autumn 2023.

Post: Administrator

Location: The Springfields Academy, Curzon Street, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 0DS

FTE Salary Range:NJC Grade D, Point 4 - 6, £21,189 rising to a maximum of £21,968 per annum, pro-rata

Actual Annual Salary: £18,856.34 rising to a maximum of £19,549.58 per annum

Contract Type: Permanent, full time, term time only (39 weeks per year)

Contract Hours: 37 per week, Monday to Friday

For this role we are open to discussing the possibility of reduced hours, job share, compressed hours, or staggered hours. Please wait until the job offer stage before asking us about flexibility, and we will explore what’s possible for the role.

About the role

We are seeking to appoint an excellent Administrator. The job involves working within recognised procedures and will include reception duties, answering routine telephone and face to face enquiries from a range of stakeholders including parents, staff and students.

General administrative duties including maintenance of manual and computerisedrecords/managementsystems,financialadministratione.g.collectsandrecordsdinnermoneyandundertakingspecificdutiesthatsupportthedaytodayadministrative operations oftheschool.

About the successful candidate

This is a great opportunity for a self-motivated and self-sufficientperson who is very well organised and with a can-do attitude.We are looking forpeople who havethefollowingexperienceand qualities:

·       NVQLevel2inAdministrationorequivalentqualificationorexperience

·       Good knowledge of general computer packages and office equipment e.g.MicrosoftOffice,photocopier, telephonesetc.

·       GCSEMathematicsandEnglish–GradeCandaboveorequivalent

·       Good keyboarding skills for the production of routine correspondence andemailswithoccasionaltyping

·       Experienceofmanualandcomputerisedrecord/informationsystems

·       Have good verbal and written communication skills to exchangeinformation with a range of audiences (e.g. staff, students, parents andothers)

·       Previous experience of working in a school, whilst is not essential would bedesirable.

About the School

The Springfields Academy is an academy based inCalne. We build safe independent lives for autistic young people through support,understanding andenablement.Additionally,wearea‘NationalAutisticSocietyAccreditedProvision’withover90%ofthecurrentcohorthavingadiagnosisofAutism.Allstudentshave the potentialtoaccessa primary/secondarycurriculum.

We are an acknowledged centre of excellence for Autism; we are highly reflective inour practices, and are continually working to improve our provision and practices. Weprovide a personalised curriculum journey that enables leaners with a diagnosis ofautism to develop skills in areas of need and to overcome their barriers to learning.The drive to build ‘safe Independent lives’ shapes this curriculum and everything elsethatwedo.TheAcademyhasaPANof 210.

About the Trust

Reach South is a young and developing Trust which operates across the South West of England with the aim of delivering all through 3-19 education.  We operate 15 academies in Plymouth, Bournemouth, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.  We are building this Trust on a clear set of values, behaviours and curriculum principles. At the heart of those values and principles is a belief in our young people and a determination to support them to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to become the successful citizens for today and all of their tomorrows.

Our core business is delivering exceptional education for children and young people with a mission to help all pupils aspire to achieve beyond the expectations that others put on them.  We do this through the development of a talented and committed workforce. In order to deliver exceptional opportunities for learning, we need highly motivated staff across all parts of the organisation. 

Those we recruit are able to demonstrate that they share our values, are highly motivated to work with colleagues, within and beyond their school, to continuously develop their skills and pursue professional excellence.

Next Steps

So if you think this role may be for you and want to be involved at thisexciting time in our development, please get in touch by calling Rachel Barnes,Operations Manageron01249814125oremailatrbarnes@springfields.wilts.sch.uk

Closingdate:forapplicationsis 8th October 2023.

Interview Date: Interviews are provisionally booked for the week commencing 16th October 2023. 

To apply for this opportunity, please complete our online application form by clicking ‘apply now’ on the advert.

We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date. Therefore, an early application is strongly advised.

Opportunities and Benefits 

We offer a competitive salary plus LGPS pension, great career progression and development opportunities, access to our Employee Assistance Programme with many other benefits. 

We’re proud of how we support our staff in order that you have high levels of job satisfaction, are aware of the difference you are making for the children and families you work with and can see your contribution towards our community. There are regular opportunities for professional development and training, and a wider community of staff to network with within Reach South Multi Academy Trust. You will have the chance to visit other local schools, work alongside a range of outside professionals and take part in a variety of e-learning and face-to-face training.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Each post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Reach South Academy Trust has an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring section of the application form before submitting. 

Please note that Reach South Academy Trust is a licenced Sponsor for CoS applications and therefore can consider applications from candidates eligible to apply for Teaching and Teaching Leadership roles (only). For all other roles applicants are required to provide the required documentation where a candidate does not need a Skilled Worker Visa.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About The Springfields Academy

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 19
School size
231 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 19

School location

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