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Employer St Botolph's C Of E Primary School
Location Kent
Salary £130.00 per week
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Fixed Term
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts 16.01.2017

Contract Term  60 weeks
Contract Type Intermediate level apprenticeship

You will earn while you learn the role of an Office Administrator in a school. You'll be based in the school office as part of the administration team and you will assist pupils, teachers and other staff with administration support.

The National School Apprenticeship programme presents a unique opportunity to start a career working in a school. You will receive comprehensive training throughout the apprenticeship and ongoing support from the school.

Working as an Office Administrator you'll provide support to pupils, teachers and other non-teaching staff with administration responsibilities. This will include creating documents using Microsoft Office, filing and sending documents by email and post. You'll need excellent communication skills as you will regularly answer the office phone and liaise with members for the public and staff regarding school-related enquiries. You'll also need a good attention to detail to ensure your work is accurate.

At the end of your apprenticeship you'll achieve the nationally recognised Business Administration qualification as well as valuable work experience that will provide you with the best chance possible of being offered a full-time role within a school or business. A School Secretary can earn between £15,000 and £22,000 per annum.

Below is a summary of your key roles and responsibilities; -

  • File documents, transport paperwork and resources (including post) within the school premises.
  • Answer the telephone professionally and politely.
  • Liaise with members of the public, students and staff regarding school-related enquiries.
  • Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school.
  • Appreciate and support the work of other professionals.
  • Attend and participate in relevant meetings.
  • Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development
  • Compliance with all necessary policies and procedures relating to child protection, equality and diversity, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
  • Help with management of funds.

Desired skills

  • Willing and able to complete all learning and assessment requirements of the relevant framework
  • Able to establish good working relationships with staff, pupil's parents and outside agencies
  • Basic computer skills would be an advantage.

Personal qualities

  • Confident
  • Team player
  • Responsible
  • Enthusiastic
  • Good time management
  • Self-motivated
  • Able to work on own initiative, with guidance
  • Have great interpersonal skills
  • Have a pleasant and articular manner
  • Love children and be committed to ensuring their wellbeing in school

Qualifications required

  • Hold GCSE Grade C or above in English and Maths or equivalent


St Botolph's Church of England Primary School is a friendly, dynamic school which aims to provide a stimulating and varied programme of education to enable children of all abilities and backgrounds to acquire confidence, knowledge and skills within an environment of the Christian faith and practice, respecting also those from other faiths. We currently have 390 pupils on roll, split into seven infant classes (Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1) and six junior classes (Key Stage 2). St Botolph's offers a warm, friendly, caring environment in which to work, with the opportunity to develop school office skills, including the use of SIMS, with highly supportive colleagues.


  • Level 2 Diploma in Business Administration
  • Employee rights and responsibilities
  • Functional Skills (if required)

Application Contact
Kate Wardle Email

Closing Date 02.01.2017

St Botolph's C Of E Primary School
Dover Road
DA11 9PL