37 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    28 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    9 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Administration, HR, data and finance

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time, term time

Contract type


Pay scale

Grade 4 SCP 7 (£24,294) – SCP 11 (£25,979), pro rota (dependant on experience)

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Ideal Candidate would

  • have experience in a school environment
  • have experience of working with young people
  • have excellent communication skills and good written communication
  • have knowledge of SIMs Software (or a willingness to learn)

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • NVQ level 2 (administration) or equivalent would be beneficial but not essential
  • At least one year experience in a similar environment
  • Good organisational skills – able to prioritise workload
  • Able to use Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Ability to set up and maintain record and filing systems

Personal Qualities

  • A flexible approach to work
  • A sense of responsibility
  • Tact and diplomacy
  • Integrity

What the school offers its staff

  • Staff Wellbeing: mental health first aiders on site, regular staff events, active staff voice
  • Access to our 24-hour Employee Assistance Programme hotline for confidential advice and support on any subject
  • A supportive staff body
  • Caring and nurturing environment
  • A place where you can really make a difference
  • A diverse student body with individual needs
  • Rewarding working environment
  • Subsidised canteen
  • Free flu vaccination and eye care
  • Free parking and access to excellent transport links

Further details about the role

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and well organised Administrative Assistant to join our busy school office. The role will be to undertake administrative tasks for the whole school; responding to a wide range of requests and needs, as well as being on hand to support our admissions, transition and reception teams.

Specific duties and responsibilities

  • Undertake day to day administration duties as directed by the line manager
  • Deal with daily correspondence, telephone calls, standard letters, reports etc; receive, distribute and frank mail
  • Support the teaching and learning of students in the school as directed by the senior leadership, including communication and record keeping around behaviour management and work experience
  • Be responsible for student information, maintain SIMS database
  • Support parent and open evenings with administrative duties prior to school events
  • Distribute school communications: proof reading emails, sending letters and creating display boards
  • Be responsible for the typing, updating, photocopying, scanning and the distribution of reports and forms (e.g. school policies, school prospectus, staff manuals etc)
  • Establish and maintain administrative systems in order that the tasks undertaken by the line manager can be successfully completed
  • Book courses for staff and arrange supply cover where necessary, following school’s guidelines, and book all transport required by the school
  • Support the Business Managers with administrative tasks and diary organising
  • On occasion, help on the school reception desk; meet all visitors to the school, deal with general enquiries, take messages and refer matters which are not of a routine nature to the appropriate person
  • Work with teachers and assist with administration parents and students for trips and events
  • Be responsible for the school shop stock
  • Support with first aid enquiries and assist the medical lead with administration tasks.
  • Any other duties that reasonably fall within the remit of the post, which may be allocated after consultation with the postholder

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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 vbagley@bulmershe.wokingham.sch.uk

Visas cannot be sponsored.
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About The Bulmershe School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1436 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
0118 9353353

The Bulmershe School is a heavily oversubscribed school which sits at the heart of the Woodley community. We are a mixed, Corvus Learning Trust Academy school of nearly 1,500 students aged between 11 and 18, who come from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

Our vibrant and inclusive school strives for students to be happy, self-confident and aspirational learners and thinkers. We take enormous pride in our caring reputation and anyone who joins our team should be committed to achieving high levels of responsibility, mutual respect and resilience within the safe and nurturing environment of our school community.

Arranging a visit to The Bulmershe School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email vbagley@bulmershe.wokingham.sch.uk.

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