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Administration Assistant

Discovery AcademyVernons Lane. Nuneaton CV11 SS

Job Title: Administration Assistant Reference No(s): 0000000115

Salary:   Scale A 15 – B 21

Full time equivalent £17,815 - £21,264 per annum – pro rata

Actual £11,027- £13,162

Location: Nuneaton, Warwickshire

Closing Date:    7th January 2022 Start Date: As soon as possible

Hours of Work: 27.5 hours per week  (8.15am start) Interview Date: 12th or 13th January 2022

Term-Time only plus Teacher Training Days (39 weeks per year)

Discovery Academy opened in September 2015 in Nuneaton, Warwickshire. The school caters for children and young people, aged 9 – 19 years who have an Education, Health and Care Plan for autism or a social, emotional or mental health need. The academy consists of 12 classes and more than 100 pupils, including Post 16 provision.

We are currently recruiting for an Administration Assistant to join the school to provide confidential front desk and administrative support to the school under the direction of the Office Manager. This will include switchboard, typing, filing, scanning/photocopying, receiving visitors and liaising with parents and carers where necessary.  You will also provide a positive front of house experience for all visitors.

You need to be an experienced Administration Assistant with excellent key board skills and knowledge of all relevant Microsoft packages to include Word, Excel and Outlook.  Knowledge of SIMS package is desirable, but not essential as training will be provided.  It is also desirable that you have a customer service and/or administration qualification or relevant and demonstrable experience.   You need to be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills both written and verbal, be able to work well within a team and under pressure within tight deadlines and conflicting priorities.

In return, we can offer you a competitive salary, local government pension scheme, an Employee Assistance Programme to support your health and wellbeing and full induction, training and career opportunities.


MacIntyre Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.  All positions will require an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and registration with the DBS Update Service together with all other relevant recruitment checks including obtaining references.  This post includes engaging in regulated activity relevant to children and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.  Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide: DBS filtering guide - GOV.UK (  It is an offence to apply for this role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.  Referees will be asked to assess suitability of candidates to work with vulnerable adults, children or young people and will be verbally verified.   Individual Safeguarding Policies for our Academies can be found on our website under ‘Essential Information’ and candidates will be asked about this as part of the recruitment process.  

*Salaries are dependent on qualifications and experience and are Pro rata for term time roles based on hours and weeks worked

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