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Administration Assistant

Contact Information:
Location: Bury, Greater Manchester
Salary: £14,218 SCP1 to £15,534 SCP6 (actual salary)
Date Posted: 29/07/2022
Closing Date: 17-08-22
Job Type: permanent
Setting: Mill School Bury
Job Description:

Closing date: 16 August 2022

Interview date: 24 August 2022

This role is working 08:30- 15:00 Monday to Friday, 32.5 hours per week. You will work 39 weeks during school term time and INSET and an additional 1 week outside of school term time plus 6 weeks holiday to be taken during school closure periods.

At Kedleston Group, our vision is simple, every provision we operate will be recognised as ‘outstanding’ in every way.

We will never be the biggest, but we will lead, and others will follow.

About the role:

As Administration Assistant at Mill School Bury, you will be an integral part of our team who put the children and young people at the heart of everything we do. You will provide comprehensive administrative support to the Office Manager, Head Teacher and Senior Leadership Team including monitoring pupil attendance, managing telephone calls, typing, maintaining general and confidential filing systems, making appointments, and maintaining a diary. You will be responsible for and keeping record of outgoing post and packages, including weighing and affixing postage labels, maintaining the visitor and contractor sign-in book and ensuring all visitors and contractors are correctly registered upon entry and exit. You will keep up to date with school events, so you will be able to handle enquiries and answer them quickly and accurately, and where necessary, you will maintain confidentiality and data protection when handling potentially sensitive tasks.

About you:

For this role, we are looking for someone who has experience of working as part of a team but who can also show initiative and work independently. You won’t be one to shy away from answering the phone and will be someone who communicates well to Mill School parents, carers, and external professionals in an appropriate and engaging manner, answering any queries and questions posed. You will be confident in using computer databases and Microsoft packages and be able to demonstrate an organised and effective approach to handling a workload, prioritising, and completing tasks required of you.

Why work for us?

  • a competitive salary and generous annual leave entitlement
  • a comprehensive induction programme so you can hit the ground running
  • continued professional development and training
  • contributions to your pension
  • a friendly, passionate team committed to getting the best outcomes for our young people

Benefits include:    

  • £500 refer-a-friend bonus
  • OFSTED bonuses
  • life assurance/death in service – 2 x salary
  • cycle to work scheme and laptop loans
  • discounts on cinema trips, electronics, fashion, home and garden, travel, groceries, gifts, utilities, health and fitness
  • birthday treats
  • long service and employee of the month awards
  • employee assistance and counselling service, wellbeing support and advice
  • optional flu jab

About us:

Mill School Bury, part of Kedleston Group, is an independent specialist day school in Greater Manchester, for children and young people aged between the ages of 7 and 17. Our purpose built state-of-the-art school provides a safe learning environment for those with social emotional and mental health needs (SEMH) and those living with autism (ASC), who also face other challenges such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyslexia and attachment disorder (AD).

We look for people to join our staff team who have the creativity and enthusiasm needed to deliver the best outcomes for the children and young people.

Kedleston Group Limited is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. You will be expected to engage in annual safeguarding training, be familiar with key policies and ensure you know the steps to take should you be made aware of a safeguarding or child protection concern. You will remain vigilant and act swiftly if you have concerns about a child and be an appropriate role model for both children and colleagues at all times.

The successful candidate is required to provide references and will be expected to undertake an enhanced DBS check. We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

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