Senior School Administrative Assistant, Croydon

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Royal Russell SchoolCroydon

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Salary up to £24,000 pa (more for an exceptional candidate) 0.8513 fte
Contract term: Permanent

Senior School Administrative Assistant (post 250) 

Salary up to £24,000 pa (more for an exceptional candidate) 0.8513 fte working 36 weeks (term-time) plus 2 weeks 

Royal Russell is an HMC/IAPS co-educational school with over 1000 pupils between the ages of 3 and 18, situated on a beautiful green campus of 110 acres in the Shirley Hills. We have over 100 boarders in the Senior School, and boast day and boarding facilities amongst the best in the South of England. Our pupils, parents and staff experience a warm and friendly environment with strong pastoral care for every pupil alongside a comprehensive co-curricular and enrichment programme. We aim to build on this alongside improving academic success to become the family school of choice in South London. ISI has recently judged the school as ‘excellent’ in all areas.  

We are now seeking an outstanding, hard-working and energetic Administrative Assistant to support the Deputy Heads. You should have previous high level executive and secretarial experience in a professional environment at a senior level, ideally in an education setting. You will have excellent interpersonal, customer-care and organisational skills, and be pro-active, able to use your initiative to make suggestions for change. You will be highly proficient in Microsoft Office packages with fast accurate typing skills and be flexible in your approach to your working hours. As you will be a primary contact with pupils, you should be empathetic and calm, with a listening ear and sensitive to their needs at all times.   

In addition to this permanent position we are also looking for high calibre individuals to join our bank of administrative and secretarial staff (post 251) including a full-time maternity cover position to work in the Development Office for approximately 6 months from November 2017 (post 252).  

We offer excellent benefits which include a 50% discount on School fees, immediate non-contributory pension and free life cover, free car parking, free lunch and the use of our strength and conditioning room, on-site tennis courts and swimming pool.   

Please visit for further details about our School, the role and the application process.  You can also contact us by email at or telephone HR on 020-8657-4433.  

A fully completed application form which includes a supporting statement outlining the extent to which you meet our requirements as set out in the person specification, and details of two referees, one of which should be a current or most recent employer should be emailed to References may be taken up before interview.  Applications will be considered on receipt and should arrive no later than 12 noon on Monday 16th October 2017. Interviews will be held at the school in the week commencing 30th October 2017.  

Applicants who have not heard from us by Friday 20th October 2017 should presume that they have not been successful on this occasion.  

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (including a check against the Children’s Barred List) and other pre-employment screening including references and medical fitness.

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More about Royal Russell School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Coombe Lane, Croydon, Surrey, CR9 5BX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 208 6574433
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Thank you for your interest in joining the Royal Russell team 

Royal Russell is an exceptional independent Day and Boarding school for girls and boys from Nursery to Sixth Form.    

Royal Russell was founded in 1853 as a charity t...