This role is working 39 weeks per year during school term time and INSET 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.
As Administration Assistant at Fernways School, 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.
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
- £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
Fernways School, part of Kedleston Group, is an independent specialist day school for children and young people aged between the ages of 7 and 16. We support children and young people with an autism spectrum condition. Our focus is on maximising every child’s potential to develop into a confident, resilient, and skilled young person who will make a positive contribution to society and live as independent a life as possible.
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.
The successful candidate is required to provide references and will be expected to undertake an enhanced DBS check. We will ask you to complete a criminal self-declaration form, and we will conduct online searches for information that is publicly available. 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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We prefer to hire people directly, but we do have a preferred supplier list for when we need a helping hand. We'll be in touch directly if we need you! Any unsolicited CV’s will be sent at the recruitment agency’s own risk and will be interpreted as ‘gifts’ and we have no liability to you for any fee or otherwise. We reserve the right to engage with candidates directly having not, in any way, entered into your terms and conditions for this vacancy. By submitting an unsolicited CV to us, or to any member of our staff, you accept these terms as the default position. If we require your assistance with any vacancy we will contact you.