Secretary/Administrator to the Deputy Head - Academic, London SW8

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Newton Prep SchoolLondon SW8

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Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £21,194 - £24,796 pa (working term time only + 3 weeks for approximately one year)
Contract term: Maternity Cover

Newton Prep is a leading co-educational day school for pupils aged 3-13 years located in short walking distance of Battersea Park and Queenstown Road BR stations.

We are seeking an experienced and proactive flexible administrator to provide comprehensive administrative and secretarial support to the Deputy Head - Academic. The post holder will report on a daily basis to the Deputy Head - Academic and will work as a member of the Administrative team with dotted line reporting responsibilities to the Bursar.  Duties include the responsibility for all the administrative arrangements associated with In-service training, staff appraisal, school examinations, school photographs; as well as a range of other administrative tasks such as compiling meeting agendas, typing minutes, filing and data input.

This key role requires initiative, strong organisational skills, an eye for detail and sound knowledge of Microsoft Office combined with excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills.  Applications are invited from candidates who have had a proven track record in office administration and secretarial support ideally in a similar role, and who are able to work under pressure with minimal supervision. The ability to work flexibly and as part of a small team are also essential pre-requisites of this role.

This position has arisen as the result of the forthcoming maternity absence of the permanent post holder and is expected to be for approximately one year, commencing January 2020.  This position is term-time only (35 weeks) plus 3 weeks (the week before the beginning of the Autumn term, the first week of the Christmas holidays and an additional five days to be spread across the year).

Hours of work are Monday to Friday 8.30 - 17.00 during term time and 8.30 - 16.30 during school holidays. Staff benefits include contributory staff pension scheme. free school meals during term time, free car parking, access to the staff gym and the Cycle to Work Scheme. Salary is on a range (£21,194 - £24,796) dependent on skills and experience.

Full details of the post and an application form may be obtained on the School’s website or by phoning the HR Department on 020 7720 4091 ext. 1255.

Applications are invited as soon as possible and interviews will be held on receipt of strong applications. 

To apply, please complete an application form and email this to the HR Manager at  or post to: Newton Prep, 149 Battersea Park Road, London SW8 4BX.

Newton Prep is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be expected to undergo an enhanced DBS disclosure check including a Barred List check.

Newton Prep

149 Battersea Park Road, London SW8 4BX

More about Newton Prep School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 13 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: 149 Battersea Park Road, London, SW8 4BX, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 77204091
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Newton Prep is a successful and dynamic independent school, offering a challenging education for boys and girls between the ages of 3 and 13. Although a relatively new school, having been set up in 1991, it has grown from strength to strength (curren...