55 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    5 September 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    8 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Administration, HR, data and finance

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time, flexible: 22.5 hours per week (ideally 08.30 to 13.00 – Monday to Friday), but delighted to discuss at interview

Contract type

Fixed term - 12 months initially

Pay scale

Level 2 / Level 3 – depending upon skills and experience

What skills and experience we're looking for

Purpose of the Job

To support the school in attaining its aims and objectives by providing an effective secretarial, and administrative service within the establishment and assisting the Headteacher in the preparation and monitoring of the school's budgetary provision to ensure proper accounting of all school finances.

Such decisions include, planning and prioritising, allocating and organising work to ensure the smooth running of the administrative function.

The role involves working closely with a very skilled and experienced SBM.

Main Responsibilities

1. Maintain, operate and review efficient administrative support systems in accordance with approved criteria and resources to meet the needs of the school.

2. Provide a timely and effective secretarial and administrative support service to the Headteacher in accordance with good secretarial practice.

3. Co-ordinate the work alongside other office staff.

4. Maintain records and systems in accordance with approved regulations and standards to assist the Headteacher in the efficient management of the budget. Advising on budget position and budget preparation having an oversight of all accounts - reporting difficulties to Headteacher.

5. Management of bank account.

6. Managing and monitoring ‘Cash’ payments for school budget and reconciling spreadsheets of school expenditure / income and assisting in budgetary forecasts.

7. Carryout ordering/invoicing procedures in accordance with financial regulations to assist with the maintenance of budgetary commitment.

8. Support the operation of school letting policy, taking bookings and invoicing for use.

9. Ensure the effective reception of all visitors and telephone enquiries to the establishment in accordance with standards and procedures required.

10. Inputting payroll information, producing variation sheets. Keeping a record of sickness and absence for all staff, both teaching and non-teaching and completing relevant forms.

11. Operating all computerised data systems including the pupil and staff records and finance/budget information records.

12. Locating, collating analysing and presenting basic numerical information.

13. Maintain filing systems.

14. Any other duties consistent with the post.

Variation Clause

1. This is a description of the job as it is constituted at the date shown. It is the practice of the school to periodically examine job descriptions, update them and ensure that they relate to the job performed, or to incorporate any proposed changes. This procedure will be conducted by the Headteacher/Manager in consultation with the postholder.

2. In these circumstances it will be the aim to reach agreement on reasonable changes, but if agreement is not possible management reserves the right to make changes to the job description following consultation.

Flexibility Clause

Other duties and responsibilities expressed and implied which arise from the nature and character of the post within the school mentioned above or in a comparable post in any of the school's other sections or departments.

What the school offers its staff

Ridgefield is a wonderful, community based school on the outskirts of Cambridge, with excellent transport links to the A14 and A11. The main Cambridge train station is also only a short walk away.

The role will involve working closely with an experienced SBM, the Headteacher and office team, to support, help contribute to (and implement) strategic planning and development of the school.

We offer great opportunities to develop your career and the capacity to enhance your skill base.

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

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About Ridgefield Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
232 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01223 712418

Ridgefield is a wonderful community based school on the outskirts of Cambridge, with excellent transport links to the A14 and A11, the main Cambridge train station is only a short walk away.

Arranging a visit to Ridgefield Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@ridgefield.cambs.sch.uk.

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