Join our team of dedicated support staff and become an essential part of the educational journey of our pupils, ensuring their success and wellbeing!
What does this role involve?
We’re seeking a fantastic Senior Administration Assistant to become part of our team at Halfpenny Lane Junior, Infant and Nursery School on a fixed term, maternity cover contract. As the Senior Administrative Assistant, you will play a crucial role in providing a professional, efficient and effective administration service as part of the team, undertaking reception duties as required, and deputising for the Office Manager, allocating tasks and work across the administration team when necessary.
To be successful in your application, you must demonstrate experience of working in an administrative role, with front of house and reception experience. You will be able to apply written and verbal instructions and have the ability to prioritise and proactively manage conflicting deadlines.
This is a fixed term, maternity cover role, with an estimated start date of June 2024, and an end date of April 2025.
Why choose Halfpenny Lane J, I & N School?
Pontefract Academies Trust is a cross phase Multi Academy Trust comprising of nine schools: seven primaries and two 11 – 16 secondary schools. As a family of schools, we collaborate with each other, challenge each other and share best practice. We take collective responsibility for each other and the results of all our children and young people.
Halfpenny Lane Junior, Infant and Nursery School is a larger than average two form entry primary school. The school ethos is based on a mantra of ‘Dream, Believe, Achieve’. We have a positive culture in place throughout school and high expectations for children’s learning, their behaviour and personal presentation. The staff at Halfpenny Lane are naturally ambitious and strive to ensure that all children are provided with every opportunity to maximise their undoubted potential.
What can we offer you?
We’re passionate about employee benefits at Pontefract Academies Trust, offering the following as standard to all:
- Generous employer pension (LGPS Teachers Pension and West Yorkshire Pension Fund).
- Generous annual leave entitlements paid as part of your annual salary (starting from 26 days annual leave, up to a maximum of 33 days dependent on length of service and grade of role – plus 8 statutory bank holidays).
- Flexible working requests always considered.
- Fantastic family friendly policies with a focus on employee work/life balance.
- Cycle to work scheme.
- Reduced gym membership at Aspire Health Facilities across the region.
- Childcare vouchers.
- Employee assistance programme (including physiotherapy, personal or professional concerns on legal, health, finance, wellbeing, and other matters).
- PAT on the back scheme.
- Life assurance of at least three times your salary.
- Free flu vaccinations.
Please click here to view our 2022 – 2025 Trust Strategic Plan, or click here to access the Halfpenny Lane J, I & N School website. To arrange a visit to the school, or for further information on the role, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01977 703270.
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We are an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from everyone. The Pontefract Academies Trust is wholly committed to ensuring children and young people are fully supported and safe. We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and young people whilst promoting their welfare. Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure and pre-employment checks. Shortlisted applicants will also be asked to provide a self-declaration form.
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