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  • Expected start date

    4 January 2022

  • Application deadline

    10 November 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    22 October 2021

Job details

Job role
Education support
Working pattern
Term time
Permanent, full time, 37 hours a week, start time 7.15am, finish time 3.15pm (includes a half hour unpaid break), Monday to Friday (finish on Friday at 2.45pm), term time only
Contract type
Permanent
Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary
Actual salary £18,250-£19,765pa depending on experience
Actual salary
Actual salary £18,250-£19,765pa depending on experience

Job summary

Cover and Absence Administrator
To start 4th January 2022

Permanent, full time, 37 hours a week, start time 7.15am, finish time 3.15pm (includes a half hour unpaid break), Monday to Friday (finish on Friday at 2.45pm), term time only
Actual salary £18,250-£19,765pa depending on experience


Would you like to join the Human Resources team at Furze Platt and take a lead with ensuring that our students are provided with high quality cover during lessons when teaching staff are on planned or sick leave?

Furze Platt is a highly successful mixed comprehensive school serving the children of Maidenhead. At Furze Platt, 1400 boys and girls of all abilities develop the skills and qualities to enable them to excel in the future. We are a highly ambitious, high-achieving and fully inclusive school in which our students are challenged and supported to achieve excellence.

We are looking for someone with strong organisational skills and able to work under pressure yet be accurate and pay attention to detail when organising cover. The main part of this role is to arrange both planned and emergency cover for all teaching staff through the allocation of our team of Cover Supervisors and liaising with teaching supply agencies to bring in additional cover for teachers should the need arise.

In addition, and with the provision of training you will record sickness absence in the school’s management information systems, follow up on the collection of self-certification forms and fit to work notes and generate monthly sickness reports for the Human Resources Manager. Other duties include ad-hoc administrative tasks to support the HR team, supporting our receptionist with answering reception calls, and taking control of the general enquiry emails sent into the school to ensure that they are dealt with by the right member of staff.

If you enjoy working in an environment where no two days are the same, love being part of a team, but also working independently, have excellent IT skills and have experience in using either school based or other types of management information systems then we would love to hear from you.

For further information about this role and in order to complete a Support Staff Application Form please refer to our school website www.furzeplatt.com. Application forms should be returned to Kiran.smith@furzeplatt.net. Only applications submitted on the school application form will be considered.

Furze Platt Senior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Closing date: Wednesday 10th November at 9am
Interviews will take place: week commencing 15th or 22nd November

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
Secondary
School size
1407 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

About Furze Platt Senior School

Furze Platt is a highly successful mixed comprehensive school serving the children of Maidenhead. At Furze Platt, 1400 boys and girls of all abilities develop the skills and qualities to enable them to excel in the future. We are a highly ambitious, high-achieving and fully inclusive school in which our students are challenged and supported to achieve excellence. We are well placed for access, with good transport links to and from London and surrounding counties. You will be joining us at an exciting time as we enter the second year of access to phase one of an on-site expansion project, the building of a state-of-the-art three-storey teaching block incorporating science laboratories, classrooms, additional staff rooms and a meeting room. We have also recently opened a new hall/theatre that has provided the school with additional indoor and outdoor space. We are looking forward to a time when the school and the local community will be able to use these facilities.

We want our students to enjoy the time they spend with us by providing an education which is broad, stimulating and rewarding. We also believe passionately in music, drama, the arts and sport and have a Dance studio, two Drama studios, a recording studio and practice rooms and an all-weather astro-turf to support these. We are proud of the range of extra-curricular opportunities we provide for students outside of the classroom including Duke of Edinburgh, ski and theatre trips, visits overseas to enhance language skills and historical knowledge and many others.

We offer a friendly and harmonious campus atmosphere, with fantastic line support and a Senior Leadership Team who genuinely want to see you succeed and develop. NQTs are allocated a mentor, a reduced timetable and the opportunity to attend training sessions run by specialists from within the school. Career opportunities allowing you to grow professionally within Furze Platt include working parties and coaching for experienced teachers and leadership training for aspiring and existing middle and senior leaders.

There are excellent on-site facilities including use of a fully equipped and well-maintained gym, a café serving hot food and freshly made snacks and staff rooms with plenty of working space, your own laptop, student laptops and interactive whiteboards. As well as access to an employee advice service providing information, helpful resources and other services, we are finding ways of maintaining our community spirit and staff involvement through socially distanced initiatives, current examples being our first on-line book club, and a Furze Platt fantasy football league. In addition, freshly brewed coffee is ready for you during break-time with the occasional treat to help you through the week!

School location

Furze Platt Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 7NQ

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