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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    10 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    25 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Other teaching support
  • Administration, HR, data and finance

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Working pattern

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  • Contract Type: Full Time, 37 Hours (Term-Time Only Plus 1 Week Training and 3 Weeks Holiday Cover) Hours: 8.00 am – 4.15 pm Monday to Thursday 8.00 am – 2.30 pm Friday 30 Minute Break (Unpaid)

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£22,366 – £25,119

Pay scale

NJC Pay Scale Points 2-9

What skills and experience we're looking for


The successful candidate will have the appropriate skills to:

• Work within the Central Services Team to provide professional administrative support to the Head of Central Services and Business Support Manager, to ensure future success and further improvement.

• Become an established member within the Central Services Team, embracing all areas of thefoundation’s services to ensure high quality provision.

• Produce work to a high level of accuracy and demonstrate attention to detail.

• Manage a number of tasks concurrently.

• Communicate clearly and confidently (both verbal and written)

• Cover in reception in a friendly and professional manner.

• Take meeting minutes.

• Manage own workload

• Build relationships with key stakeholders including colleagues, to support the delivery oforganisational priorities and opportunities.

The successful applicant will:

• Be educated to level 4/5 or grade C or above in Maths and English

• Be proficient in Microsoft packages

• Have proven experience within administration

• Have excellent communication and organisational skills

• Be confident and highly motivated

• Be able to work on own initiative

• Have experience of working in a fast-paced office environment

• Be dynamic and forward thinking

• Be passionate in motivating, inspiring and safeguarding young people and team members

• Be honest and act with integrity, be trustworthy and understand the need for confidentiality

• Embrace and support the school’s Quality of Life and Positive Behaviour Support ethos

• Have a positive attitude and mind-set, embracing the positive physical and mental health andwellbeing ethos. This includes role modelling self-care and reflection as part of our wider curriculum

• Have the ability to promote and celebrate diversity, collaboration, and equality in the school at alltimes

What the school offers its staff

  • A friendly and inclusive working environment.
  • Opportunities to truly enrich the lives of our children and young adults and make a positive difference.
  • A Quality of Life and Well-being programme of activity, experiences and gifts.
  • A competitive defined contribution pension scheme.• An employee assistance healthcare cashback plan
  • Life Assurance Scheme (4x annual salary).
  • A full induction programme, including an outstanding network of support.
  • A learning and development programme and continuing professional development.
  • Assistance with childcare savings and cycle to work scheme.
  • Subscription to Head Space, Perks at Work and Discount for Teachers online apps which offers hundreds of discounts and benefits.
  • 50% towards the cost of branded work wear.
  • Personal health and fitness training, and a financial advisory service.
  • Free staff lunches and on-site parking.
  • Staff Savings Scheme.
  • One life day and one additional life day if 100% attendance is achieved.
  • BUPA Membership.
  • Mobile Phone & Remote Working Technology.
  • An attractive salary

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 The William Henry Smith School and Sixth Form

School type
Special school, ages 5 to 19
School size
78 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 19
Phone number

We work with children and young people aged 5-19 across a broad spectrum of social, emotional and mental health challenges and use our knowledge, experience and expertise to help them ‘become the best they can be’. Common diagnoses and learner profiles amongst our students include ADHD, PDA, FASD, ASC, Trauma and Attachment Disorder. William Henry Smith is based over two sites.

We are proud to have received an Ofsted judgement of ‘Outstanding’ in all areas across the school (September 2023) and have been Ofsted Outstanding for 19 consecutive inspections.

We primarily offer Day and Residential Education/Care to boys over four nights a week from our school in Brighouse, West Yorkshire, although we can also accommodate flexible Extended Day placements and bespoke learning pathways in our specialist environment. We provide a 24 hour, integrated curriculum with sensory strategies, communication interventions, exceptional therapeutic services and family outreach. Improving Quality of Life underpins all our work.

Arranging a visit to The William Henry Smith School and Sixth Form

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hr@thesmithfoundation.org.uk.

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