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  • Start date details

    Once satisfactory clearances are complete

  • Closing date

    2 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    12 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Administration, HR, data and finance

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: 37 Hours per week, Permanent, Term Time plus 8 days

Contract type


Pay scale

Grade: C, SCP 5-8 (£23,500 - £24,702 p.a) Actual Salary £21,240 - £22,611 p.a.

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking a highly organised, IT literate individual with extensive administration experience with GSCE Maths and English at Grade C.

This role is fast-paced and multi-faceted, so the ideal candidate must have excellent communication and problem-solving skills and work well under pressure.

School experience is not essential as a proven background in a different setting will be considered.

You will be responsible for a wide range of administrative duties, which include welcoming all visitors to the school, answering all calls and a broad range of administrative tasks.

This is a hands-on role working to established processes/procedures without close supervision, other than that provided through working arrangements, methods and procedures.

The position requires strong multitasking skills to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously.

A flexible approach to this role is essential to ensure the demands of the school are met.

What the school offers its staff

The successful candidate will work under the guidance of the School Business Manager and other members of the school’s leadership team.

We have a proactive, supportive Governing Board and strong partnerships with parents/carers, the Local Authority and the local community.

The Westminster School is an Outstanding School for students aged 7-19 with moderate learning difficulties plus additional needs. The School offers a comprehensive CPD programme and has been awarded the Investors in People Platinum Award. School occupies state-of-the-art facilities on a £42million Rowley Learning Campus.

Further details about the role

The School is committed to equal opportunities and we have a proactive, supportive Governing Board and strong partnerships with parents/carers, the Local Authority and the local community.

Our School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable groups including children, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  An enhanced DBS clearance is required for this role.  For more information about the School’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy do to the Policy Section of our website at https://thewestminsterschool.co.uk/ofsted/statutory-policies/.  

For more details and an application form please visit https://thewestminsterschool.co.uk/our-school/vacancies-at-the-tws/

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and is eligible for an enhanced DBS check including a Children's Barring List Check. If you are barred from working with children you are breaking the law if you apply for this post

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.

Please ensure application forms are signed if sending via email.

If you have provided an email address, correspondence will be sent via e-mail.

If you are successful in being short-listed for interview, you will be contacted via email within 28 working days of the closing date. Please ensure you check your junk/spam boxes as well as your inbox in case any correspondence has been delivered there.

Online Search

An online search will be undertaken on all shortlisted candidates.  This search does not form part of the shortlisting process and you will have the opportunity to discuss any issues of concern that may arise from this search at the interview.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable groups including children, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS clearance is required for all roles within the school.

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About The Westminster School

School type
Special school, ages 7 to 19
School size
231 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 19
Phone number
0121 296 3000

An outstanding special school for students with MLD + additional needs aged 7 - 19 years.

At The Westminster School we are looking for exceptional individuals to work as part our flourishing and creative staff team. You will have the support of our highly-skilled teaching and learning staff, a dedicated Senior Leadership Team and an enthusiastic Governing Board that considers continuing professional development for all staff an essential factor in achieving the best outcomes for all of our young people.
We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and cultivate an inclusive, diverse school community within which difference is celebrated. We are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race. The Westminster School is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity in employment for all and to taking action to avoid discrimination.

The Westminster School is recognised as a Disability Confident Employer. We play a leading role in changing attitudes for the better and reaping the benefits of inclusive recruitment and workplace practices. If you would like to discuss any accessibility requirements for the recruitment process, please contact the HR Manager on 0121 561 6884 or via e-mail to angela.gibson1@westminster.sandwell.sch.uk and we will be happy to discuss these with you.

The Westminster School has achieved the Investors in People Platinum Award and was the first school in the country to achieve this recognition.

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