Administrative Assistant, Business Support
Job Title: Administrative Assistant
Location: Based at Uffculme School
Pay Grade: NJC Point 4 – 6 (FTE £19,264 - £20,043)
Starting Salary: £11,667 NJC Point 4
Hours of Work: 25 hours per week; 41 weeks pa (Term-time plus 5 INSET days, 2
weeks during the summer holidays)
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic Administrative
Assistant to join our busy Business Support office at Uffculme School. You will be
part of our Business Support Team, delivering HR and Finance services to Uffculme
School and Uffculme Primary.
You will be supporting the work of the two Administrators and the School Business
Manager. The role is varied and includes placing orders with suppliers, responding
to emails, administering the school’s cashless payment system and dealing with
general queries. You will also have the opportunity to assist with HR processes
including preparing interview packs and undertaking pre-employment checks for
successful candidates. You will be a key person to respond to general queries from
staff and parents and will be expected to provide a positive and welcoming response.
We are looking for a candidate who is proactive, enthusiastic and confident in
communicating effectively with a wide range of people. You will play an instrumental
role in the day to day running of the Business Support Office as well as providing
support to the Administrators. This is an ideal role for someone who is interested in
developing a career in administration.
You should have excellent communication skills, be flexible, adaptable and be able to
prioritise tasks. The role will require both independent working and the ability to be
a team player.
While previous school administration experience is not essential, candidates should
be experienced in working in a busy professional office environment. You should be
proficient and confident with ICT. An up to date knowledge of Microsoft systems
including Teams would be an advantage, but full training will be provided to the
The role is based at Uffculme School and is typically 5 hours a day, 5 days a week;
start times can be flexible and a working pattern will be agreed with the post-holder
We can offer a competitive salary, a Local Government pension, free onsite parking,
and discounted membership at our onsite gym. We are supportive of learning and
development and encourage our staff to broaden their skills and knowledge and
encourage continuous CPD.
If you are looking for a varied administration role in a supportive organisation, then
we would love to hear from you.
See the Job Description for a full breakdown of the role and responsibilities.
Disclosure and Barring Service Check
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975
and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the
Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous
The closing date is midday Monday 23rd May 2022, with interviews to be held during
the week of 6th June. Please note interviews will be held during school hours and
cannot be rearranged.
Early applications are recommended, as the Trust reserves the right to withdraw the
advertisement before the published closing date.
Uffculme School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.