Business Support Officer (House Support), Plaistow, London

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Lister Community SchoolPlaistow, London
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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Scale 6
Contract term: Permanent

Lister Community School is a large, 11-16 comprehensive school.  We are a mixed school that was judged ‘Good’ by Ofsted in 2013 and has just celebrated its 7th consecutive year of record breaking exam results.

We are determined to build on our most recent Ofsted judgement and continue our journey to becoming ‘Outstanding’ in the next two years.  Our motto is “always aiming for excellence’.

Lister is embarking on an exciting stage of developing its support services for the school and we are seeking dynamic, professional and high quality individuals to join us in our aim for excellence in all areas.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  This appointment will be conditional on successful pre-employment and enhanced DBS checks.  

We would ideally like to fill this post as soon as possible – subject to completion of recruitment checks.

Business Support Officer (House Support)

36 hours per week, term time only

Hours: 08.00 – 4:00 (Monday – Friday)

Scale 6 - £21,776 (actual pro rata’d salary per annum)

We are currently looking for an experienced Business Support Officer (House Support) to provide professional and efficient support to their allocated House and Faculty. The candidate will also provide administrative support to the staff and students in one of the five houses at Lister. You will act as the first port of call for students in your house that have queries and issues. A friendly approachable nature is required. This will be a demanding, varied and challenging role that will provide an excellent career opportunity for an exceptional individual.

The role is ideal for a pro-active person who can interact with a variety of people (staff, students, senior managers) and effectively manage their own workload. Experience working in an educational environment is essential, as the successful candidate will be dealing with staff and students on a daily basis. Good ICT and literacy skills are also required, as the role involves a range of ICT based skills such as letter writing and collating reports. Experience of attendance and admissions process would be desirable.

If you think you have the potential to work as an outstanding Business Support Officer (House Support) then an application form can be downloaded directly from our school’s website at: or by contacting Jackie Young (HR Manager) on 020 8471 3311.  

Completed applications must be returned to the school at the above address, or by email to:

Applications are required by 3.00pm Wednesday, 25th October 2017

Interviews:  In the week commencing 30th October 2017 

We will acknowledge receipt of all application forms. If you do not receive acknowledgement, please do not assume that your application has been received.  Due to high volume of applicants, we will only contact those candidates who have been selected to progress to the next stage of the process.

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