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Sixth Form Student Support Assistant

The Ridgeway School & Sixth Form CollegeSwindon

Salary Grade: WHFNJC K
Actual Salary:
£14,604 to £15,498 per annum
Salary Band:
£18,933 to £20,092 FTE per annum
The Ridgeway School & Sixth Form College
Contract Type:
Contract Term:
40 working weeks, 45.79 paid weeks
Closing Date:
Sunday 16th May 2021
Interview Date:
Monday 24th May 2021
32.5 hours per week
June 2021

About the Opportunity

Do you love the idea of working in a school but would like a non-teaching or non-classroom based role?

Do you have fantastic administration skills and want to utilise your expertise within a busy but rewarding and supportive environment?

Maybe you already have a wealth of knowledge and experience in this field and you’re ready to join a Multi Academy Trust that can take your career to new levels?

If the above is ticking the boxes for you, we want to know more! Read on and apply!

We are looking to recruit a driven, friendly, flexible and experienced administrator to join our school! You will be working with other administrative team members within our school but as part of the wider Pupil Services community across the Federation.

Your pivotal role in our school will include undertaking reception duties; answering the telephones/supporting with face to face queries of parents or visitors; providing routine clerical support; dealing with incoming or outgoing school correspondence and administering first aid and medication where and when required. The role is a student facing role and will require the candidate to also monitor and support student timetabled Independent Study sessions.

About You

We would like someone who feels passionate about providing fantastic care and customer service to our students and parents, and who is efficient and organised with excellent IT skills.

Do you have:

GCSE C+ or equivalent (in English particularly)
Experience in administrative work
Experience working with young people
Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office package including Outlook
Good numerical skills are desirable

We can assure you, you will never find this post dull; you will work within a supportive team, benefiting from working with young people and watching their progress as they develop year on year. 

Full details and expectations of this exciting and varied role can be found on the attached job description.

We can offer you:

An attractive working environment with excellent facilities and supportive families;

A committed, hardworking and supportive team;

100% focus on improving outcomes for the children in our school;

Well-resourced classrooms;

A group of children with a passion for learning.

More information about the school can be found on our website


We know that your role requires you to put a lot of time and effort into it and because of this we believe you should be rewarded. As a White Horse Federation employee you will have access to benefits listed below.

Some benefits are accessible by all staff irrespective of their contract type (T). Some are only eligible to permanent (P) employees following a successful probation period as noted:

•  Car Purchase scheme (P)

•  Perkz discounts (P&T)

•  Discounted gym membership scheme (P&T)

•  Hire purchase Cycle to Work scheme (P)

•  Childcare vouchers (P&T)

•  Free and confidential advice, information and counselling service (P&T)

•  Excellent Pension scheme (P&T)

Why Work With Us:

The White Horse Federation

The WHF is a Multi-Academy Trust which supports Primary, Secondary and Special schools in the south of England. At its heart is a belief that we want to develop the type of schools that we would be proud to send our own children to. We do this with a relentless drive for academic excellence blended with a shared moral purpose and shared values but also with an awful lot of fun and happiness in our schools. We genuinely believe in partnership working with our schools, the pupils and their parents and the wider community each serves to create the best possible outcomes for our children.

We also believe that our colleagues are among the finest in the country and we are proud to empower them through support, training and career opportunities. With such outstanding staff we are able to ensure every student achieves all that they are capable of and more, regardless of background, culture, heritage or ability.

TWHF has an absolute commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced criminal record check via the DBS. The Trust values the diversity of our workforce and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.

TWHF recognises the benefit of having a diverse workforce and is committed to building a team which reflects diversity from the communities it serves. TWHF values the contributions from all staff from a wide range of different backgrounds and actively seeks to promote an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment; which at the same time supports fair promotion and cultural acceptance. Under the provision of the Equality Act 2010, TWHF welcomes applications from everyone and operates a recruitment process which is fair and does not discriminate against or disadvantage anyone because of their age, disability, gender reassignment status, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race or nationality, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

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