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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    15 July 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    4 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Administration, HR, data and finance

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time, term time: 37 hours Term Time + Inset days + 5 days holiday working

Contract type

Fixed term - 12 months

Full-time equivalent salary


What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking a proactive and motivated individual to provide high-quality administrative support to the Leadership Team. This role requires someone who takes pride in their work, can perform well under pressure, and excels in event planning. Additionally, you will assist with various administrative duties, covering reception where needed, and supporting the Office Manager and Executive Assistant.

To be considered for this role, you must have excellent IT and communication skills, along with a passion for education. Experience in a similar role and demonstrating outstanding written and spoken communication are highly advantageous. This is a fast-paced environment, requiring the ability to meet tight deadlines. You will also provide coverage in the absence of reception staff.

Where the response to an advertisement has been exceptional, occasionally shortlisting and interviews may be arranged at short notice. Candidates are therefore encouraged to submit their application forms as soon as possible.

Ralph Allen is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful applicant will need to undertake a criminal record. The Palladian Academy Trust is an equal opportunities employer.

What the school offers its staff

  • Support and guidance
  • A collaborative and innovative working environment.
  • Opportunities for continual professional development.
  • A chance to be part of a progressive and expanding department.
  • Fantastic pupils who are ready to learn
  • A vibrant school community and a supportive Senior Leadership Team
  • A well-regarded and forward-thinking Trust
  • An opportunity to work for an organisation who live out our core values ’respect, trust, courage and curiosity’
  • A strong community of schools
  • A culture of collective efficacy across the Trust
  • An experienced, supportive and committed Central Team who work together to achieve the best for all children and colleagues
  • A strong Trust Board and Local Governing Committee who are fully committed to continued improvement whilst caring for the wellbeing of all colleagues, children and communities
  • A commitment to support your ongoing professional development within a supportive and developmental coaching culture
  • Access to wellbeing support and tools

Further details about the role

  • This job description only contains the main accountabilities relating to this post and does not describe in detail all duties required to carry them out.

  • The postholder will at times have access to information of a confidential nature and it is essential that the successful applicant is aware of the need for discretion.

  • The postholder will at all times carry out his/her duties and responsibilities with due regard to the Governors' support of and commitment to Equal Opportunities Policies.

  • The postholder will be expected to undertake any appropriate training provided by the school to assist them in carrying out any of the above duties.

  • The postholder will be required to promote, monitor and maintain health, safety and security in the work place. To include ensuring that the requirements of the Health & Safety at Work Act, COSHH, and all other mandatory regulations are adhered to, including those relating to security of information and data.

  • This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate is required for this post prior to commencement.

  • Although this post will be based at Ralph Allen School, you may be required to work at other schools which are members of the Palladian Academy Trust.

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 Ralph Allen School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1380 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

School location

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