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Learning Support Faculty Administrative Assistant (part time)

Jewish Community Secondary SchoolNew Barnet, Greater London

As part of a review and expansion of capacity in the Learning Support Faculty, we are creating the following new post

Salary: NJC 4 £21,795 pro rata (salary scale NJC4-6 £21,795-£22,587 pro rata)  

Working Hours:  Part time (14 hours per week over 2 days, term time only).  The post could be combined with the role of Access Arrangements Administrative Assistant, by negotiation.  

Required: January 2022, or sooner by negotiation 

Closing Date: 9am Monday 13th December

Interviews: Wednesday 15th December, however we reserve the right to interview before the closing date.

This Role: We are looking for an enthusiastic administrative assistant to join a busy and cohesive team in the Learning Support Faculty.  The team is multi-layered and has a high profile in the school; this new post is part of a wider process of reviewing and expanding capacity.  Working alongside others, the role includes supporting the day-to-day work of the Director of Inclusion, the SENCo, Deputy and Assistant SENCos.  We need someone with a keen eye for detail and accuracy who is able to be proactive and use common sense within a system of tight regulations.  We will need the successful candidate to be confident in handling sensitive information, efficient in keeping records, and comfortable in relating to parents, colleagues and other agencies when required.  We will provide training as required, and we assure you of a friendly, professional and supportive environment to work in.

Our Vision: JCoSS is an academic, aspirational learning community, known and respected for our pioneering spirit, our humanity and our excellent outcomes.

Our Ethos: If you think you know what working in a Jewish school might be like, be ready to think again. Our outward-looking and pluralist Jewish ethos combines an embrace of open-minded values with a deep love of the varied riches of Jewish tradition. The staff and leadership team includes different faiths and none at all levels, and the school has a culture of purposeful good humour and humanity. We are a school like no other.

Our Results: We have a track record of outstanding academic results and our 2019 outcomes make us the 3rd highest-performing non-selective maintained school at both GCSE and A level according to The Times.  44% of A level grades were at A*or A, with over a quarter of the cohort scoring at least two A grades. Level 3 vocational outcomes were equally strong, with 70% of grades at Distinction or better.  At GCSE, half of grades were at grade 7 or higher, and a third of the cohort achieved at least 8 GCSEs at grade 7 or better.  Our ALPS grade is 2 at both A level and GCSE, and our ‘Progress 8’ score is 0.68. 9 students gained places at Oxbridge this year, and on top of this (as is typical) students secured places for Medicine, Art, Architecture & Media at prestigious institutions.

Staff Benefits: We appoint on potential as well as experience, and we are committed to supporting staff development. Several non-teaching colleagues have trained with us as teachers; our rich CPL programme includes full induction for new teaching staff including NQTs, NPQH/SL/ML programmes, and financial support for MA courses, Action Research projects and many other opportunities. Additional responsibilities are always considered for suitable candidates and we offer NQTs employment for the last few weeks of the summer term. Our admissions policy includes priority places for the children of all staff*. Our website details a huge number and variety of staff wellbeing initiatives.

* (Children, Jewish and non-Jewish, of JCoSS staff who have a permanent contract of employment and have completed two years of service on the last day of the summer term of the academic year prior to application)

Our Location & Community: The school is in beautiful new £50m buildings overlooking the Green Belt. It is easily accessible from Northern, Piccadilly and Overground rail links, public buses run past the entrance and a school coach service (available to staff) serves our whole catchment area. We attract students from eloquent and supportive communities across North London and Hertfordshire. We have approval for an additional building, allowing us to expand our intake to 2017 per cohort, in response to significant long-term over-subscription. We expect to start building this academic year.


JCoSS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to satisfactory enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) clearance.

Note that we do not shortlist from CV alone.

For information, including an application pack, please click 'quick apply' or to arrange a confidential conversation, please contact Lara Samuels on recruitment@jcoss.barnet.sch.uk 

Shortlisted candidates will be notified by email and only shortlisted candidates may receive feedback.

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