School Administrator

Mercia School, Sheffield, S7 2DY

This job expired on 16 September 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    16 September 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    19 August 2022

Job details

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£20,444 - £22,571

Actual salary

£18,831.39 - £21,253.78

School Administrator job summary

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding individual to work as part of a small administration team that is central to the smooth operation of the school

The right candidate will have:

  • the ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • a high level of accuracy with a keen eye for detail
  • strong organisational skills
  • an ability to work using their own initiative
  • an alignment to a can-do culture
  • the capability to establish and maintain effective relationships with staff, pupils and their parents
  • the ability to adapt to situations and change priorities when necessary
  • strong principles that are aligned with the school
  • the ability to capture, store and accurately retrieve information using ICT systems
  • a commitment to safeguarding and an understanding of the requirements in school

The team operates a weekly rotation of working hours as follows. Hours are not negotiable:

7.30am – 3.30pm

9.30am – 5.30pm

We welcome applications from talented, ambitious individuals who can dedicate themselves to the implementation of the school’s vision and values

Please email completed application forms, or any enquiries about this post, to gdarlow@merciaschool.com

Closing date for applications: Friday 16 September 2022


This job post has expired.

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About Mercia School

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
607 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number

Mercia School is a growing 11-18 school that serves the south-west of Sheffield. The school opened in September 2018 and will grow incrementally until we offer A-level in 2023. Mercia School is a traditional school, following the practices of the very best schools in the country. We strive for social mobility and achievement for all.

Mercia School provides all pupils, no matter their background or starting point, a rich and demanding education that inspires them to go on to a top university or a viable alternative. Mercia School is different. The curriculum is academic with a focus on acquisition of knowledge at its heart. Pupils receive high levels of challenge in their studies.

We passionately believe in promoting the arts, sport, languages and STEM through our thriving elective programme, as part of our extended school day. These experiences coupled with our curriculum, broaden our pupils’ horizons. The character traits our children present are very important to us. Therefore, we give our pupils the opportunities to show commitment, determination, resilience and independence, whilst expecting them to be kind and compassionate to one another. Our children open doors for one another, they say ‘please’ and ‘thank you.’ They address teachers with respect. During Family Lunch, they serve one another and show appreciation and gratitude. This is all part of the Mercia way.

I expect that teachers teach from the front with excellent subject knowledge. Our classrooms are arranged in rows with pupils learning things by heart. We value our teachers’ passion for developing their specialism by ensuring they have time and energy to be reflective of their teaching. A whole school team approach to improving practice ensures we have high levels of consistency, which allows us to drill down to the minutiae that matter.

Underpinning our ethos is a dedication to high expectations. ‘We sweat the small stuff,’ because we care about our pupils. The little things matter and make the difference in our quest for all our children to be a success in their life. As a result, behaviour at the school is of the highest standard.

As Headmaster, I am excited about the start we have made, and I am delighted with the team we have assembled thus far. It is imperative that I continue to build an excellent team of teaching and support staff that are fully committed to building a world-class school for our community.

I am seeking a highly skilled and talented individual, with a thirst to learn, to serve as one of the school’s administrators. You will have a chance to help us develop something incredibly special in the school and beyond. This is a once in a career opportunity. You will be expected to work diligently with unrivalled passion and work ethic, as we shape our school. You must be ambitious for our children and have a hunger to be the best you can be.

You will love working with pupils and families, building strong relationships to ensure we deliver a phenomenal education. Your role will include immersing yourself with the wider staff body and being part of the school community. All support staff at Mercia School interact with children and add capacity to deliver a safe, warm environment.

If this letter has filled you with excitement, I look forward to receiving your application.

Closing date for applications is Friday 16 September 2022. Please send all applications electronically to
Gill Darlow at gdarlow@merciaschool.com

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