Avonwood Primary School is a standalone primary school for children aged 4-11 based in East Bournemouth in the picturesque county of Dorset. We share close links with Avonbourne Boys’ and Girls’ Academies, two 11-16 secondary schools and United Sixth Form, based next door to Avonwood.
Avonwood first opened its doors in September 2014 when we welcomed two classes of Foundation Stage children. In September 2015 we moved into our purpose-built brand-new school. Having grown organically year on year we now have classes in every year group. Having opened with just 42 children we now have 570. This rapid growth makes Avonwood a unique and exciting opportunity for any prospective staff looking to play a key role in the continuous development of our school.
We are exceptionally fortunate to have access to outstanding facilities including our own science laboratory, computer science suite, purpose-built stage and large outdoor
learning space. We also benefit from access to wider facilities at Avonbourne Boys’ and Girls’ Academies including design technology labs, art studios, large sports pitches and a full-size climbing wall.
Avonwood is an oversubscribed, highly popular school with an already impressive reputation. Our ambition is to be the school of choice for local families, providing an excellent education by inspiring wonder and intellectual curiosity through a genuine love of learning.
Our educational philosophy is that school should cultivate the imagination, provoke intellectual curiosity and develop social responsibility. This is achieved through the ongoing development and delivery of a knowledge-rich curriculum.
We are #TeamAvonwood and look forward to showing you around our school.
21 hours per week, 4 days a week, worked as a job share (Monday to Thursday), term time plus inset days (39 working weeks)
Closing Date: Midnight on Wednesday 30th November 2022
Interviews: Week commencing 5th December 2022
Start Date: ASAP dependant on pre-employment checks
About the role
We are seeking to appoint an Administrative Assistant to provide general administrative support for Avonwood Primary School as part of the front office team. This is a job share role and will require handover between you and the other administrative assistant in post.
The role requires good IT skills, a customer focused attitude and great communication skills.
This is a part-time position working 21 hours a week over 4 days Monday to Thursday.
• you will provide excellent customer service to parents, staff, children and visitors
• previous experience working in a school is desirable, however full training will be provided for the right candidate
We can offer you:?
- access to an Employee Assistance Programme.?
- over 250 employee exclusive benefits through our partners, Perkbox, including access to discounted cinema tickets, holidays and gym memberships, car leasing and Cycle2work schemes?
- access to the Local Government Pension Scheme.?
- occupational sick pay, protecting you and your family?
- continuous Professional Development options that will be tailored to your needs?
- competitive maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
If you are keen to learn and looking to join a friendly and experienced team, please complete the online application by midnight on Wednesday 30th November 2022.
Avonwood Primary School is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.
Note –?We reserve the right to?interview and offer to a strong candidate prior to the closing date. It is strongly recommended that candidates submit their application as soon as possible.??
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