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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    24 March 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    13 March 2023

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£18449 - £19477

What skills and experience we're looking for

Purpose of the Post:

• To assist with the school Main Reception, switchboard and safeguarding of all visitors and


• To assist with the general administrative support to the school.

• To be responsible for the reprographics and printing support for the whole school.

• To assist with the monitoring of school policies.

• To act as the first aid lead for with responsibility for co-ordinating emergency first aid throughout the



• To act as receptionist/administrative assistant.

• To carry out general administrative duties including word processing, creating and updating

spreadsheets, mail merge and data entry.

• To assist with matters relating to attendance/welfare under the direction of senior staff.

• To receive, retain and ensure the security of confiscated items from students, including: items of clothing,

jewellery and mobile phones.

• To update and maintain school information system and student records

• To monitor reprographic requests and action accordingly.

• To seek ways of improving quality in all aspects of the work.

• To assist with refreshments under the direction of the Office Manager.

Duties associated with core tasks:

• To act as first point of contact for visitors to the school and those making contact by telephone.

• To ensure all telephone and internal communication messages are recorded, including pupils’ absences and to

pass messages to the appropriate person.

• To receive, sign for, sort and distribute incoming and outgoing post.

• To ensure that all visitors are signed in and issued with a Visitor’s Pass.

• To check that pupils signing out have permission to do so.

• To attend to enquiries from pupils and staff.

What the school offers its staff

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Administrative Assistant and First Aid Lead to join Birches Head Academy. Training for the relevant first aid qualifications will be provided as needed.

Birches Head Academy is a part of the Frank Field Education Trust and we work collaboratively with others in our FFET family, allowing our students and staff many opportunities to develop. This is embodied in the FFET vision: ‘Social Justice through Excellence in Education’ and in the Academy motto: ‘Aspire to be More’.

We require a flexible, professional and enthusiastic individual to join us who embodies our vision and values. The post holder will undertake a variety of clerical/administrative based work to support whole school administration and act as the first aid lead throughout the school day.

The post will be demanding, requiring a high degree of confidentiality but will prove both interesting and rewarding to the successful candidate.

Organisational skills and administrative experience is essential. Experience of using Microsoft software is essential and previous experience of using school SIMS software packages advantageous. The ability to cope and remain calm in a busy environment and enjoy working with the 11-16 age group is vital. A good general education (minimum Level 2 in English and Maths) is also required.

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About Birches Head Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
930 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Arranging a visit to Birches Head Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email jbracegirdle@bircheshead.org.uk.

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