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  • Job start date

    5 April 2023

  • Closing date

    4 April 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    15 March 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3

Subject

English

Working pattern

Full time: We are currently seeking an experienced and professional Admin Assistant to provide comprehensive reception and administrative support to our Academy.

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

Up to £14757.99 per annum

What skills and experience we're looking for

Graded as 'outstanding' by Ofsted, Columbus is a leading all-age special school for children and young people aged 3-19 with severe and profound learning difficulties based in Chelmsford, Essex. We deliver an outstanding education to students in our impressive, purpose-built environment across two campuses with some of the highest quality learning environments in the country for children with complex needs.We are currently seeking an experienced and professional Admin Assistant to provide comprehensive reception and administrative support to our Academy. The successful candidate will be responsible for resolving queries from parents, children, and members of the public both in person and over the phone, in line with our strict safeguarding procedures.Other duties include coordinating the Annual Review Process, general phone calls home for absent or ill children, sorting incoming and outgoing post and deliveries, and maintaining the school database and other systems. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, be able to work well under pressure and have experience of working in a busy office environment. A good understanding of Microsoft Office applications and the ability to use Arbor, ParentPay and T2P is desirable.If you have a passion for providing excellent customer service, are a team player, and have a can-do attitude, we would love to hear from you.

Columbus School and College provides a broad and ambitious curriculum that is profoundly focused on preparing learners for the future. We have high expectations of learners' progress across the key areas of communication and interaction; cognition and learning;

What the school offers its staff

sensory, physical health and development; social, emotional and mental health; and self help and independence. Each learner has a personalised curriculum closely related to their education, health and care plan (EHCP). The curriculum is designed through collaboration with parents and carers and, as necessary, other professionals and specialists.We want children to be excited about coming to school and love learning. We want them to be motivated and challenged. Most of all, we want all our children to know they can be successful and feel proud of their achievements.If you have the drive and determination to ensure students make progress and you firmly believe that you can improve and enhance their experience, your application would be most welcomed!

We would strongly encourage you to visit the school - please contact the Office Manager on 01245 491492 to arrange.Closing date: 2nd April 2023We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CV's. Apply today.Academies Enterprise Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a robust, fair and consistent recruitment process which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check. Academies Enterprise Trust embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. Job share, part time and flexible working opportunities will be considered.

Further details about the role

We are a Disability Confident Employer and there is a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.The successful candidate will be responsible for resolving queries from parents, children, and members of the public both in person and over the phone, in line with our strict safeguarding procedures.We can offer you:Staff Car ParkHealthcare PackageAbout Columbus School and College:Graded as 'outstanding' by Ofsted, Columbus is a leading all-age special school for children and young people aged 3-19 with severe and profound learning difficulties based in Chelmsford, Essex.

Commitment to safeguarding

Academies Enterprise Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a robust, fair and consistent recruitment process which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

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About Columbus School and College

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 19
School size
275 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 19

Columbus provides for pupils aged 3-19 with severe and profound learning difficulties, many of which also have autism. We deliver an excellent education to pupils across two campuses with some of the highest quality learning environments in the country for pupils with special needs.

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