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  • Start date details

    Immediate start

  • Closing date

    17 May 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    30 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Administration, HR, data and finance

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time: 36 hours per week - term time only + 2 weeks in the summer holidays

Contract type


Pay scale

Grade 5 – Scale point 13 to 15

What skills and experience we're looking for

This is an exciting opportunity to join the team at Purley Oak’s Primary School.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, hard-working and flexible administrator who can support the Headteacher and Senior Leadership team.

Responsibilities will include providing full administrative support for the Headteacher, HR administration and procurement responsibilities.

The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, flexible, confident individual with excellent interpersonal and administration skills. The postholder will be a pro-active individual who is a positive role model and has a commitment to the school’s vision of striving for excellence.

Essential skills and abilities:

  • Minimum grade C English and maths GCSE or equivalent qualifications
  • Perfect grammar, along with exceptional writing, editing and proof reading skills
  • Previous experience in working as a PA or similar role
  • Extensive experience using computerised systems, websites, Microsoft Office, publishing software, databases and social media
  • An ability to think strategically
  • Resilience, patience and optimism

Purley Oaks Primary School is committed to safeguarding. The successful candidate will need an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, evidence of right to work in the UK and two satisfactory references.

Please bring to the interview photographic identification and certificates of all relevant qualifications.


We aim to promote and ensure equality of opportunity and equal treatment for all.


Applicants are encouraged to make an appointment to view by contacting Mrs Murphy School Business Leader:

020 8688 4268 or hr@purleyoaks.croydon.sch.uk.


In line with UK General Data Protection Regulation(UK GDPR)and the Data Protection Act 2018(DPA 2018)the school is responsiblefor holding and protectingpersonal data. We are required to share some data with our Local Authority, Croydon Council and the Department for Education. For further information please see our Data Protection Policy and Privacy Notices.


Please complete the application and equal opportunities monitoring forms and provide a supporting statement which shows how you meet the criteria outlined in the Person Specification.


Application forms and supporting statements should be sent to: hr@purleyoaks.croydon.sch.uk.

Closing Date: Friday 17th May 2024, 12.00 midday

Interviews: To be confirmed

Tenable: As soon as possible

What the school offers its staff

Purley Oaks is a very happy and thriving primary school. Our children are a pleasure to teach. In our previous OFSTED inspection (September 2019), when we regraded as ‘Good’, the inspectors commented, ‘Staff expect all pupils to work hard and be on their best behaviour at all times. Pupils rise to these expectations.’ You would be joining a very supportive team and would receive good opportunities for professional development.

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will need an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, evidence of right to work in the UK and two satisfactory references.
Photographic identification will need to be provided at interview.

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About Purley Oaks Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
625 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
020 8688 4268

Purley Oaks is a community school where our ‘staff share a moral purpose to give all pupils a rich education.’ - Ofsted 2019.

At Purley Oaks we believe our children can do anything if we give them the motivation and support. We are a three form entry primary school offering places from nursery through to year 6. Our school is increasingly popular and the established leadership team is committed to working towards excellence and achieving the best outcomes for all our pupils. We have high expectations of our children and offer a curriculum that is creative, balanced and fun; but more importantly based on the needs of our children. Our team of experienced staff are committed to ensuring that your child is fully prepared for every stage of their educational journey. Our goal is to equip them with skills that will enhance their future. There are no limits to what your child can achieve when they become part of the Purley Oaks community.

Our ethos is based on five themes: CARING, SHARING, LEARNING, LISTENING and OURSELVES. This ethos underpins everything we do. We provide our pupils with a rich social awareness and respect for others so that their contribution to the school community and society is both positive and one of tolerance. Our broad and balanced curriculum promotes spiritual, moral and cultural values, as well as mindfulness and the physical health of our pupils, which unites our Purley Oaks community as we strive for excellence. We ensure that all our pupils understand these principals as they begin to make their own meaningful contribution to our school and the wider community.

Arranging a visit to Purley Oaks Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hr@purleyoaks.croydon.sch.uk.

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