Senior Administrator

The Blue Coat CofE School, Oldham, Lancashire, OL1 3SQ

This job expired on 7 February 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    7 February 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    17 January 2022

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Contract type



Grade 3, SCP 6 – 11 (£19,698 - £21,748) pay award pending

Senior Administrator job summary

Under the umbrella of the Cranmer Education Trust, The Blue Coat School is seeking to appoint a Senior Administrator who can provide excellent customer service through their contribution to our busy main office team, which provides a comprehensive administration service to the school and its stakeholders.

This is a new role, reflecting the healthy growth of our school support staff function. The successful applicant will deputise for the Administration Manager and will also take responsibility for coordinating the school’s social media and website presence and content. The role will be pivotal to the smooth running of the team; it will be demanding, varied and extremely rewarding.

We are looking for someone who is:
• A confident communicator who thrives on building positive working relationships
• Well organised with a strong customer focus
• Confident in working with social media, with excellent grammatical skills and a keen eye for detail

You do not necessarily need to have worked in education, what is more important is that you are an excellent administrator with the right skillset who has the enthusiasm and commitment to be the best that you can be.

Working for The Blue Coat School means that you would be part of the Cranmer Education Trust, a successful, growing Trust which prides itself on looking after its people, offering a high level of support and access to expertise. This is an excellent time to join the team, as we develop collaborative structures and systems to enhance and support our growing family of schools.

Alongside Blue Coat, the Trust is made up of St Anne’s Academy in Middleton and two primary schools - East Crompton St George’s and Mayfield Primary - both of which have been judged as ‘good’ by Ofsted. The Trust also incorporates a teacher training school and the East Manchester Teaching Hub; both of which support the training and development of new and existing teachers across the North West of England. We will also be opening a new secondary school in Oldham in 2022 for 1,200 pupils, The Brian Clarke CE Academy. For further details please visit https://careers.cranmereducationtrust.com/.

We offer:
• Opportunities for professional development in a growing Trust
• LGPS career average pension scheme including life insurance and dependent's pension
• Generous holiday entitlement and sick pay scheme, increasing with length of service
• Central Oldham location close to good transport networks

The Blue Coat School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The Cranmer Education Trust follows safer recruitment practices. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020 and appointment is therefore subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service.

For further information please refer to:

• The Cranmer Education Trust’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy Trust Policies | Cranmer Education Trust
• The Trust’s statement on the employment of ex-offenders, in the job details’ documents section.
• The job description and person specification for further information regarding the safeguarding responsibilities of the role.

Please note CVs are not accepted.

Closing date for applications: Monday 7th February 2022 at 9am
Interviews: Thursday 10th February 2022
Start Date: As soon as possible

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About The Blue Coat CofE School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1720 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

We are very proud of our school, which attracts students from across Greater Manchester and beyond. It first opened in 1834. Our founder, Thomas Henshaw, was a committed Anglican who left a bequest to fund a school which would provide education for the orphaned boys of the parish.

From these humble beginnings, the Blue Coat School has become one of the biggest and most successful schools in the country. The school has a national reputation for high quality teaching and learning, pastoral care, consistently excellent examination results and outstanding progress. Our most recent OFSTED inspection in 2011/2 judged the school to be outstanding in every category. As a result, Blue Coat has been designated a National Teaching School which means that we work with schools nationally and locally to develop the very best educational provision. Blue Coat is grounded in tradition and history, and is evolving and forward looking. Our historic campus has been restored and developed extensively; our students enjoy picnic lunches in front of a Grade II listed building but their learning takes place in superb 21st century classrooms, laboratories and studios.

Blue Coat is dedicated to serving young people, to enable them to become everything they can be and everything that they are meant to be. We are a Church of England school that welcomes members of other Christian denominations, and of other faiths.

Our Anglican beliefs, values and worship are at the core of our life together in school.

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