Outdoor Pursuits Administrator, Portsmouth

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The Portsmouth Grammar SchoolPortsmouth

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Start date: 1 September 2018
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Pro-rata £7,800 based on FTE £21,126
Contract term: Permanent

The Portsmouth Grammar School is a leading co-educational school located in the historic heart of Portsmouth. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and well organised administrator to join the Outdoor Pursuits Department.  

The role of Outdoor Pursuits Administrator is well-established in the school and supports a varied co-curricular programme which includes the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, the Combined Cadet Force (CCF), Adventure Training, Ten Tors and a number of other activities.  

The post holder will provide effective and reliable support to the Head of Outdoor Pursuits, the CCF Contingent Commander, Surmaster and the staff i/c the Duke of Edinburgh Award. 

This is a busy and varied role and candidates must be flexible, with the ability to prioritise a busy workload and work accurately with attention to detail. IT proficiency is required and experience of using databases would be advantageous. Excellent communication skills and a commitment to a strong customer service ethos are essential.  

This post is a permanent, part time, term time only role, to include attendance at all INSET days in the school calendar. The hours of work will be 18 per week, Monday – Friday and depending on the work pattern agreed may include an unpaid 30 minute lunch break. The annual pro-rata salary for this post is £7,800, which includes holiday pay. This is calculated based on a full time, year round salary of £21,126. 

There may be the opportunity to work extra hours at busy times.   The PGS Outdoor Pursuits programme is extremely popular with pupils throughout the Senior School and although prior experience is not necessary, the ideal candidate will have an interest in and enthusiasm for the programmes he / she will support. The current post holder assists as a volunteer with CCF and Duke of Edinburgh Expeditions which take place in the school holidays and at weekends and although this is not a requirement of the role, opportunities for volunteering could be available for a suitably qualified candidate.   

The start date will be 1 September 2018.

PGS is committed to safeguarding children and the successful applicant will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure DBS check.

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More about The Portsmouth Grammar School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 18 years
Address: High Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2LN, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 239 236 0036
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The Portsmouth Grammar School is a co-educational, selective independent school for students aged 2-18, situated in the city of Portsmouth, Hampshire.  Portsmouth Grammar is organised into a nursery, junior school and senior school. Despite bein...