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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    30 July 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    2 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Administration, HR, data and finance

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Working pattern

Part time: Tuesday 8:00 – 4.00 (half an hour for lunch) Wednesday 8.00 – 3.30 (half an hour for lunch) Thursday 8.00 – 3.30 (half an hour for lunch)

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What skills and experience we're looking for

Astor Secondary School are looking for an outstanding administrator to join their team for 21.5 hours a week, term time only.

Your main duties will be greeting visitors, dealing with calls from parents and other agencies, inputting and maintaining data on our Management Information System, Bromcom, dealing with In Year Admissions Applications and New Year 7 data as well as supporting all other functions of the main office and at times, supporting the Office Manager/PA to Headteacher with their duties as needed.

To support your main duties, you must be able to effectively use, and have experience of the key Microsoft Office functions - Outlook, Word, Excel and forms - as well as a high standard of computer proficiency and accuracy. Experience of working in a school setting is not essential for the right candidate; experience of working in a busy, fast paced office environment however, is.

Administration Staff Goals

  • To manage the operational functions of the office.
  • To provide a supportive, safe and friendly welcome to parents/carers, pupils, staff and visitors.
  • To manage unexpected and difficult situations with care and professionalism.
  • To support the strategic functions of the office as needed.

Team Attributes

  • Be accountable for your work and the work of the team.
  • Respect each other and be kind and courteous.
  • Be self-motivated and work together to achieve goals.
  • Be flexible about job and task assignments
  • Ask for help and support when needed.
  • Follow the policies, procedures and expectations of the school.
  • Share ideas and solutions for improvement.
  • Maintain a “can do” attitude.

Whilst the role is currently part time, for the right candidate, there is both an opportunity to increase hours within 3-5 years as well as career progression opportunities.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role.

What the school offers its staff

Samphire Star Education Trust is a family of schools which serve the south of Kent community and beyond. We are Astor Secondary School, Barton Junior School, Shatterlocks Infant and Nursery School, and White Cliffs Primary and Nursery School.

We prioritise the safety and wellbeing of our staff and students. At all levels, individuals have the opportunity to extend their interests and develop their talents through collaboration and celebration within strong and imaginative teams.

We have a well-established reputation for offering our pupils a safe and caring environment in which they can be happy and thrive as they learn. Ideas and opportunities are explored with enthusiasm through a broad and balanced curriculum throughout our Schools. All young people in our community, from the youngest to the oldest, are encouraged and supported to be the very best versions of themselves possible.

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to hr@samphirestar.com

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About Astor Secondary School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
782 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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At Astor Secondary School, we wholeheartedly believe in the power of education to transform lives and in our collective responsibility to ensure that "Achievement for All" is not just a motto, but a living reality.
The school offers a welcoming, supportive and caring environment for staff. Professional development and staff wellbeing is valued at all levels. We also offer an expanding benefits package which includes an excellent Employee Support Programme (which includes free counselling support, GP appointments and wellbeing resources), a great salary-based pension scheme, a wellbeing day in term time, a staff discount scheme, an eye-care scheme and free tea and coffee on site.
Our school is a place where we embrace diversity, celebrate individuality, and foster a culture of inclusivity.

Arranging a visit to Astor Secondary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hr@samphirestar.com.

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