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Business Support Co-ordinator

Thames Valley SchoolReading

We adhere to all the necessary safeguarding checks as outlined in Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021, including checking ID documents on all site visits (entry will not be allowed without this), all pre-employment vetting checks must include; references from previous employers, an enhanced DBS with barred list check


About the school:

The National Autistic Society is the UK’s leading charity for autistic people. Since 1962, we’ve been transforming lives, changing attitudes and helping to create a society that works for autistic adults and children.

We transform lives by providing support, guidance and practical advice for the 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK, as well as their three million family members and carers. Autistic people turn to us at key moments or challenging times in their lives, be it getting a diagnosis, going to school or finding work.

We change attitudes by improving public understanding of autism and the difficulties many autistic people face. We also work closely with businesses, local authorities and government to help them provide more autism-friendly spaces, deliver better services and improve laws.

Thames Valley School is a forward-thinking Autism Specific Specialist Free School seeking a Business Support co-ordinator to join our team. Our school helps autistic students build on their strengths, learning, confidence and enjoyment. Our aim is to respond to the needs of each of our students, helping them to grow in confidence and achieve.

Who we are looking for:

We are seeking to appoint a business support co-ordinator with proven experience of business administration and finance processes on a permanent contract to start as soon as possible.

You will be supporting the operational business and financial aspects of the school including, processing purchase orders, invoices, reconciliation of monthly actuals and supporting with general administration and business functions.

To be successful, you will be able to manage own time and workload effectively and have good problem-solving skills.  You will be able to work well as part of a team as well as independently using your own initiative.

The successful candidate will join a friendly and supportive office team with responsibility to provide a professional and comprehensive administration and finance service within the school.

For more information about the role or to request a Job Description and Person Specification, please contact francescatuveri@thamesvalley.reading.sch.uk or call 01189424750

The National Autistic Society is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and adults who use our services and as such expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to complete the relevant safeguarding checks.

We are an equal opportunities employer.

Hours of work:

You will be contracted to work 35 hours per week, term time only plus 2 weeks during school closure.   Normal hours may be varied to meet the changing needs of the school. There may be occasions when additional hours are necessary to meet specific or special requirements.

What we can offer you:

• Pension scheme

Paid holiday will be pro-rated up to 6.6 weeks each year inclusive of eight bank holidays each year (pro-rated for part-time)

Excellent induction, training and development programme including training about autism and opportunities to attend our conferences

Online staff discount scheme for a range of benefits (cycle to work scheme, season ticket loan)

Access to a 24-hour employee assistance programme

How to apply:

To apply for this role please complete the online application form on our jobs website.

When completing the supporting statement, please refer to the job description and person specification and highlight any information that shows your suitability for the role

The National Autistic Society is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and adults who use our services and as such expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Successful applicants will be required to complete the relevant safeguarding checks.

We are an equal opportunities employer.

Charity number 269425 (England and Wales); SC039427 (Scotland)


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