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Administrative Assistant

Cheadle Hulme Primary SchoolCheadle Hulme

Hours : 30 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Contract : TTO + 6 weeks (INSET days and to support during Holiday Club, hours to be discussed at interview)

The Laurus Trust is a highly successful and growing multi-academy trust in the North West of England, with Cheadle Hulme High School, the founder school, at its centre. Our vision is for everyone regardless of background or circumstance to be inspired, to thrive in all environments, to recognise what it takes to succeed, to set aspirational goals and to work hard to achieve them.

All our Laurus Schools are hugely oversubscribed and have a reputation, both locally and further afield, for outstanding teaching and learning through the relentless pursuit of excellence and the determination to ensure that every child succeeds. In the recent Staff Engagement Survey, 97% of our employees stated that they would recommend working for Laurus Trust to their friends.

Due to continued growth and success, Cheadle Hulme Primary School is looking to appoint a pro-active and dedicated Administration Assistant into the team. This is a fantastic opportunity to join the Laurus Trust family, and to play a vital role in maintaining the high standards of the Trust. For the right candidate, we will work to genuine career progression Support staff work tirelessly to ensure all services run smoothly and efficiently, enabling our teaching staff to focus on delivering an outstanding education for our students.

Main Responsibilities

  • Support the School Services Manager (SSM) in ensuring the smooth running of the school.
  • Provide confidential administrative support including the preparation of documents and reports using Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Maintain an efficient filing system – both manually and electronically.
  • Input/extract information to and from computer databases including SIMS and ParentPay.
  • Maintain pupil records, information files and the school roll.
  • Manage, import and process new intake data and undertake tasks relating to the induction of new pupils.
  • Liaise with secondary and primary schools re data for new entrants/leavers including import/export mid-year transfer leavers data from SIMS.
  • Ensure the implementation of the school’s Admissions Policy and the Local Authority’s procedures for appeals.
  • Produce from SIMS, lists, reports, and spreadsheets as requested by various members of staff and outside agencies.
  • Carry out year-end processes in SIMS.
  • Undertake all administrative tasks relating to Parents’ Evening System, pupil reports and statutory testing/data submission.
  • Seek opportunities for developing SIMS to improve the efficiency of the whole school.
  • Provide administrative support for wraparound care at the school’s Kids Club and Holiday Club
  • Undertake tasks relating to the administration of educational visits and extra-curricular clubs.
  • Provide cover on Reception and for other absent colleagues when required.
  • Undertake other duties related to the work of the whole school appropriate to the post, as may be assigned.

Key Skills & Experience

  • Prior experience of working in an administrative support role is essential
  • Sound knowledge and experience of PC based applications
  • Sound educational background including GCSE’s in Maths and English (A*-C) or equivalent
  • Must possess excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Experience working in a school environment would be advantageous

Employee Benefits

We offer a wide range of employee benefits to all of our staff in return for their commitment to our schools, and to help contribute towards improving their well-being. These can be found in our Applicant Pack. 

Core Behaviours

At the Laurus Trust, it is not just about what we do but also about how we do it. Our core behaviours detailed below provide guidance on the expectations we have of our staff. It is essential that any employee joining the Trust is able to demonstrate some or all of these behaviours on a regular/daily basis:

  • Adaptable - Open to change, to be flexible
  • Courageous - Willing to speak up, offer ideas, challenge the norm
  • Hard Working - Strong work ethic, prepared to go the extra mile
  • Inclusive - Treat others fairly and equally
  • Engaged - Involved/absorbed in your work, participate at all times
  • Value - Add value to your role, your team and the Trust
  • Enquiring - Have an enquiring mind, curious, improve and find solutions
  • Motivated - Pro-active, wanting to achieve goals, willingness to try, can do attitude
  • Encouraging - Giving/offering support and confidence to others, working together
  • Navigator - Providing guidance, leading when necessary
  • Tenacious - Perseverance, never giving up, whatever it takes

Applying to the Laurus Trust

If you want to work in a highly ambitious and successful school, and have the passion and commitment to join us at an exciting time of continuous progression and growth, then we would like to hear from you.

For more information about The Laurus Trust, or for further information relating to the role and the School you’re applying to, please download the Candidate Information Pack or visit https://www.laurustrust.co.uk/

Please note: an application form must be completed as CV’s will not be accepted. To complete an application form please click ‘Quick Apply’.

Disability Confident Committed

The Laurus Trust is committed to Equal Opportunities for all candidates. As a Disability Confident Committed Employer, we strongly encourage applications from all persons with a known disability, and we will ensure that a fair and proportionate number of disabled applicants that meet the minimum criteria for this position will be offered an interview and given the opportunity to demonstrate their skills, talents and abilities.

If you would prefer to request a manual application pack, or should you require any additional support in completing your application, please feel free to contact us on 0161 485 7201 or via e-mail at; recruitment@laurustrust.co.uk

Closing Date: Monday 19th April 2021 at 9:00am

Interview Date: Monday 26th April 2021

The Laurus Trust and its affiliated schools are committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks.

We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across the school. This is in line with statutory guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education and The Education Act 2002, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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