Deadline is tomorrow

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    27 September 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    19 September 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£23,117.00 - £23,504.00 Annually (FTE) Actual Approx Salary £10,690

Administration Assistant (FAR073BC) job summary

About this role

Farndon Fields Primary School

Administration Assistant

Grade 5 Pay Point 7-8 (£23,117 - £23,504).

20 hours per week, 39 weeks per year

Monday - Friday 8:30am - 12:30pm


We are seeking to appoint an Administration Assistant who will be the face of the school and who will work in partnership with the office team to continue to provide excellent support to the school and ensure its continued success.

Why choose Farndon Fields Primary School?

Farndon Fields is a wonderful place to work, where colleagues and children take pride in their school: the environment, their learning and the wider community.  It is a Good school (Ofsted June 2023) that is growing towards 420 children on roll. The school has a thriving preschool and wrap around care provision. We have an exciting opportunity to appoint an Administration Assistant to be the face of the school.

It is our mission to provide our pupils with a stimulating and engaging curriculum in a safe and secure environment. We believe that emotional wellbeing is essential in developing positive behaviour and academic success. We value and respect all individuals and our ethos gives our community the confidence to achieve their full potential and to be the best that they can be, and in doing so make a positive contribution to society. 

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  •        To provide a courteous reception service, resolving routine queries and those relating to our area of work and calling an appropriate person to assist where necessary.
  •        To monitor and maintain the school e-mail account on a daily basis, responding directly to routine enquiries, filtering marketing information and/or forwarding e-mails to the appropriate person.
  •        To check deliveries to the school against the delivery note / order, noting any discrepancies and reporting them to the supplier in a timely manner.
  •        To process routine documentation and check for completeness and errors, taking appropriate steps to resolve basic/routine issues and referring more complex queries to the appropriate person.

We are looking for someone who has:

  •          Level 2 qualifications in maths/numeracy and English/literacy OR able to demonstrate numeracy/literacy skills sufficient for the demands of the post.
  •          Experience of responding to members of the public in a working setting.
  •          Knowledge of child protection procedures.
  •         Ability to use standard office equipment and software

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification attached to support with your application. 

 If you have any questions about the role or would like to visit the school, please contact the school office on 018580 464744 or

What we offer:

  • Flexible working options
  • Support for continuous professional development in the role
  • Opportunities to visit other organisations for professional learning
  • Highly committed and motivated Team
  • A role which has the opportunity to make a real difference whilst having fun
  • Free car parking
  • Annual incremental pay increases with the pay scale range
  • A defined benefit pension scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme - EAP
  • Employee self-service portal.
  • Eyecare voucher scheme.
  • Cycle to work scheme·      
  • Retail discounts
  • Dental support
  • Gym discount
  • Be an integral member of the team in a vibrant school
  • Create an outstanding learning environment for the success of all of our children
  • Play a significant part in continuing to develop our school
  •  Be part of a wider community of Discovery Schools Trust
  • Excellent opportunities for personal and career development
  •  A established Central Services Team who support schools and wider colleagues

More about Discovery Schools Trust

Discovery Schools Trust is dedicated to improving learning and teaching by creating a culture that promotes excellence. The needs of all children are placed at the heart of all decision making regardless of the school they attend. Teaching and learning excellence are shared through learning networks, sharing of ideas and materials as well as leading practitioners between schools. Discovery has developed a school improvement system which focuses on improving outcomes for all children. It also places staff development, talent management and succession planning at the heart of achieving outstanding organisations.

Please note that interviews for this position may be made earlier than the stated closing date if a suitable candidate is identified. Therefore, we encourage interested applicants to submit their applications promptly. Early submission will not only ensure consideration for the position but also increase the likelihood of being invited for an interview. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to receiving your application.

Safeguarding Statement: We are committed to safeguarding our pupils; therefore, the successful applicant will require an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and references

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About Farndon Fields Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
332 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11

We are a friendly, nurturing, inclusive school set in beautiful, extensive grounds on the edge of Market Harborough. We currently have approximately 300 children on roll including our Preschool and our school is growing, with six additional classrooms completed in January 2019.

Our vision is for Farndon Fields to be a high achieving, vibrant learning community in which children are nurtured, motivated and have outstanding expectations for themselves and others. We believe that every member of our school community has a right to achieve their potential in an atmosphere which balances support with challenge. We provide a climate for learning which encourages creativity, is enjoyable, safe, exciting, and well-structured. We are passionate about improving the health and life choices for all our children and our school ethos promotes health, well–being, self-esteem and resilience and these are the foundations for our children to be successful in all they do. Our goal - underpinned by our four foundation stones of Nurture, Inspire, Learn, Succeed - is to develop life-long learning characteristics in children that encourage self leadership skills, helping each child to be the very best they can be.

We enjoy close links with our parents and community. We believe that strong and effective parent partnerships are key to the successful academic, social and emotional development of the children in our care. We also have established collaborative partnerships with other schools in the locality, in our Trust, with the Affinity Teaching School Alliance and Inspiring Leaders Teacher Training. In a rapidly changing educational landscape, we know that working in partnership is a vital way to grow our capacity and improve on the achievement of our school. Here at Farndon Fields we recognise that progress can come from the power of many if we have a common aim: to achieve success for all.

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