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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    10 March 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    21 February 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Learning support or cover supervisor

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

Grade G - £24,294 to £28,771 pro rata

What skills and experience we're looking for

OPERATIONAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE LEAD

Sir James Smith's are looking to appoint an Operation and Administrative Lead who will assist in the efficient running of the school’s administrative function and SIMS Network ensuring accurate data and compilation of reports, returns and statistics as required by the school. To Develop an office team that delivers and meets the needs of the school.

The successful candidate will:

  • be educated to a good standard of general education including Mathematics and English GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent qualifications);
  • have recent and relevant school based experience (desirable);
  • to work with and supervise the First Aid team, ensuring that First Aid cover is provided every day;
  • hold a first aid qualification (2-day course), or willing to obtain this within 6 months;
  • have a working knowledge of SIMs (desirable);
  • be competent in the use of MS Office including Word, Excel and Outlook;
  • have a good telephone manner and have excellent customer service skills;
  • be a confident communicator and enjoy building and maintaining successful, professional relationships with internal and external stakeholders;
  • have well-developed administration and organisational skills and ability to work logically, resourcefully, proactively, efficiently and flexibly;
  • have a positive and proactive approach to work and problem solving;
  • have high standards and attention to detail;
  • have the ability to work independently or in a team;
  • have the ability to remain calm and professional working under pressure;
  • have the ability to work without close supervision;
  • have a willingness to cover for admin colleagues when necessary;
  • have an understanding of the importance of child protection and safeguarding issues in relation to this role specifically.

What the school offers its staff

We are a smaller than average co-educational comprehensive school, serving a large rural hinterland in North Cornwall. It’s a fantastic place to live if you like the outdoors. Our extensive rural catchment area of 100 square miles includes 8 partner primary schools though we attract students from many others. The dispersed settlement pattern means approximately 70% of students travel daily by bus. North Cornwall is one of the least sparsely populated areas in England and Wales thanks to the glorious Bodmin Moor.

We have a "continental day". This means an earlier start - at 8.10 am for staff and 8.25 am for students. Students have one year assembly per week. There are 5 one-hour lessons and 2 breaks of 20 and 30 minutes. The main part of the day ends at 2.30 pm. On Mondays there are meetings; on Wednesdays and Thursdays, extra-curricular activities and late buses; on Fridays many staff go home a little earlier!

The school campus is compact and we try hard to keep the school looking the best we can.

We invest wisely in building maintenance and decoration, believing that the learning environment plays a crucial role in well-being. We share our site with: Camelford Primary School, the local Police Office, North Cornwall Adult Education and Camelford Leisure Centre.

Our school roll is rising with bigger year groups working their way up through the primaries; we will remain a ‘small’ secondary which is something our students, parents and staff value highly. Our small size makes it essential that we work in partnership with other education providers, not just other schools. To this end we work with: Cornwall College; Truro College; Falmouth University and Plymouth University. We also have ITT links with Exeter University.



Commitment to safeguarding

Sir James Smith's School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to all pre-employment checks necessary to meet Safer Recruitment requirements, including a satisfactory enhanced DBS check and references.

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About Sir James Smith's School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
601 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Email address
jobs@nclt.academy
Phone number
01840213274

Sir James Smith’s is part of North Cornwall Learning Trust. Apart from being a ‘Good’ school, Sir Jim’s is also a great place to work. Visitors, including Ofsted, comment on the friendly and supportive atmosphere. Staff and students are happy and enjoy their time at school.

We are a smaller than average co-educational comprehensive school, serving a large rural hinterland in North Cornwall. It’s a fantastic place to live if you like the outdoors. Our extensive rural catchment area of 100 square miles includes 8 partner primary schools though we attract students from many others. The dispersed settlement pattern means approximately 70% of students travel daily by bus. North Cornwall is one of the least sparsely populated areas in England and Wales thanks to the glorious Bodmin Moor.

At present we have 38 teachers, and 40 non-teaching staff including 4 technicians, 1 Librarian, 8 admin assistants and 7 classroom assistants. The Local Governance Committee work closely with staff, as do various support agencies. The small size of the school means that we all know the students very well and staff work together effectively. This is a school on a humane scale where personal relationships matter.

We have a "continental day". This means an earlier start - at 8.10 am for staff and 8.25 am for students. Students have one year assembly per week. There are 5 one-hour lessons and 2 breaks of 20 and 30 minutes. The main part of the day ends at 2.30 pm. On Mondays there are meetings; on Wednesdays Tuesdays and Thursdays, extra-curricular activities and late buses; on Fridays many staff go home a little earlier!

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