6 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    31 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    17 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Administration, HR, data and finance

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: Hours of work: 35hours per week- 8.30-4.00pm Mon-Fri with half an hour unpaid lunch each day. Term Time Only

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - Up to 1 Year

Pay scale

B £11.59ph - £11.78ph

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for an experienced school administrative assistant to run our busy nursery school reception office. You will be the first point of contact at the nursery in charge of all office and receptionist duties, including answering phones, greeting visitors and helping parents with a range of questions and queries.

The ideal candidate will have excellent people skills and be able to communicate confidently and effectively, both orally and in writing. Applicants should be competent at multi-tasking, have great attention to detail, good communication skills, the ability to work with minimal supervision and prioritise workloads in order to meet deadlines whilst being flexible and able to work with staff at all levels. You will be required to display professionalism, courtesy and respect at all times, whilst maintaining the highest degree of confidentiality. SIMS Knowledge is desirable and having worked in a school would be an advantage.

Ideally you will need to demonstrate excellent skills in the following packages:

Microsoft office package (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Outlook etc.) and any other email programmes. Knowledge of the following packages is ideal but not essential as training will be given: Tapestry, Evolve and SIMS.

What the school offers its staff

Please complete the WBC Support Staff Application form and also complete the Criminal Records Self Disclosure form found on our website https://victoriapark.w-berks.sch.uk/westberks/primary/victoriapark/site/pages/nurseryschool/vacancies A Job Description and Person Specification is also available on our website.

The closing date for receipt of completed application form to Victoria Park Nursery School by 31st May 2024 Midnight. Please also include the completed Criminal Records Self Disclosure form. Interviews will be ongoing as applications arrive. Please note that the vacancy may close sooner than advertised if a suitable candidate is found.

This role has been identified as public facing in accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2017; the requirement to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in English applies.

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks along with other relevant employment checks

Commitment to safeguarding

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment, in line with the guidance in KCSIE. All shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a criminal records self-disclosure form. Successful candidates will be subject to DBS checks along with other relevant employment checks including online searches help to identify any incidents and/or issues which may be relevant to your suitability for the role, which the school may want to explore further.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to finance@victoriapark.w-berks.sch.uk

Visas cannot be sponsored.
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About Victoria Park Nursery School & Family Hub

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 2 to 5
Education phase
View all Nurseryjobs
School size
125 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 5
Phone number
01635 886031

We are a maintained nursery school with co-located Family Hub in the centre of the West Berkshire town of Newbury.

Arranging a visit to Victoria Park Nursery School & Family Hub

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email finance@victoriapark.w-berks.sch.uk.

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