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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    16 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    3 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Administration, HR, data and finance

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

NJC 10-13

What skills and experience we're looking for

Professional Skills and Experience

1. Possess appropriate relevant qualifications for the role.

2. Previous experience of payroll is desirable, as is experience in a similar environment. Training will be provided as necessary.

3. Ruthless attention to detail, driven and proud to deliver accurate timely work.

4. Be professional with the ability to work in a team.

5. Show evidence of continued professional development.

6. Be able to take an overview of the school and its needs.

7. Be aware of relevant payroll and safer recruitment standards and responsibilities in a school environment.

8. Be confident to provide colleagues with support in school payroll and recruitment matters.

9. Be able to manage aspects of payroll systems and record keeping.

10. Possess ICT skills commensurate with the position.

11. Possess the ability to manage workload and time and prioritise effectively. Be focussed and proactive, with the ability to act on your own initiative.

12. Good level of competence in Excel, Word and Outlook.

13. Ability to work to tight deadlines.

14. Self-motivated, calm and professional, and able to work efficiently in a busy environment.

15. Experience working with Strictly Education’s EduPeople portal/system would be helpful..

People, Relationships and Communications

1. Be committed to maintaining a distinctive and inclusive Christian ethos in the Academy.

2. Be able to relate to all students and staff in a positive and constructive way.

3. Be part of a whole Academy team which seeks and develops a variety of opportunities to support and work with students.

4. Have qualities which earn the trust and respect of students, staff, parents and governors.

5. Possess the abilities to work effectively as part of a team, and to build on the strengths and expertise of individuals.

6. Possess integrity, optimism, credibility, resilience, calmness and a sense of proportion.

7. Possess good written and verbal communication skills.

8. Appreciate the balance between academic and social development of young people, needed to create an outstanding school.

What the school offers its staff

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a talented and highly motivated administrator to join the central team at Wren Academy. The successful candidate will provide assistance to the Senior HR Officer and Finance Manager and help ensure the smooth running of the Payroll and HR systems.

The successful candidate will be a key part of the HR and Finance team across the two Wren Academies, based at our Finchley site. We require someone who is forward thinking, with relevant experience, ruthless attention to detail, able to work on their own initiative and with a team and who will bring enthusiasm to the role. The role will involve working with suppliers and staff, so an ability to interact professionally on a number of levels is also important. The ability to deal appropriately with confidential and sensitive information is paramount.

Wren Academies Trust is sponsored by the London Diocesan Board of Schools and Berkhamsted School.

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.

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About Wren Academy Finchley

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 4 to 18
School size
1626 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 18

Wren Academy Finchley is located in the London Borough of Barnet. It is the founder of the Wren Academies Trust, a MAT which is sponsored by the Church of England and Berkhamsted School. The Academy has developed a strong reputation for outstanding teaching and learning, as demonstrated by our Progress 8 figure, which places us in the top 65 schools nationally. We are an all-through school with a thriving sixth form and a primary phase which opened in September 2015. The engaging curriculum and state of the art buildings have contributed to the Academy’s notable success. There is also a strong focus on student well-being so that every individual is happy and secure to learn and thrive within a caring community.

Wren is a MAT and plans are well advanced to create a new school in a neighbouring borough which will provide exciting professional development opportunities for all staff.

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