General School Secretary - Term Time

£15,000 - £19,999
12 Oct 2019
18 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Part Time
Start Date: January 2020

Pay: KR 4 £17,498 - £18,611 pro rata

General School Secretary (term time only) plus 10 days


KR4 £17,498 - £18,611 (pro rata) 27 hours per week, term time only plus 10 days (40 weeks per year). Working Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 8am-12pm, Thursday and Friday 8am-4pm.

Are you an enthusiastic, flexible and hard working person with a good sense of humour?

We are looking for new members of our office team and seeking to appoint a general secretary to deal with enquiries, greeting and welcoming children, parents and visitors to our friendly and successful school.

Excellent organisational skills are required to cope with the demands of dealing with a variety of tasks and the ability to adapt to any situation. Good literacy, numeracy and computer skills (word and excel) are essential. A knowledge of SIMS and experience of working in a school would be desirable.

The day to day role of General School Secretary will include the following:
  • Answering office phone and email
  • Maintaining the school diary
  • Maintaining the school website
  • Recording pupil absence and lateness
  • Composing and typing letters and other forms of communication including the weekly newsletter and letters/forms sent out at regular intervals
  • Collating and filing received information and making sure that this is always kept up to date and accessible
  • Ensuring visitors to the school are welcomed and have the relevant safeguarding/ health and safety information provided
  • Working alongside the PSA to log and maintain any pupil medicines
  • Organising supply teacher agency cover where necessary
  • Arrange parent consultation appointments
  • Undertake the role of Educational Visits Coordinator, organising off-site trips and in-school events using EVOLVE
  • Maintaining pupil files and records and parental consent
  • Supporting the HR and Clerical Administrator with the admissions process
  • Managing the school's GDPRiS system

This is a term time only post; the successful candidate will be required to work 38 weeks of the year plus an additional 10 days. The governors welcome and encourage visits from all interested applicants, therefore, should you wish to arrange an appointment, please call our school office on 01322 225173

St Anselm's is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Therefore, all appointments are made subject to suitable references and receipt of an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Closing date for applications: 30th October 2019

Interviews are scheduled for: 4th November 2019

Start Date: January 2020

Information about the school

There is much to celebrate at St Anselm's. Our school is a welcoming, happy school where people are helpful, considerate and respectful of each other. The children are very happy and enjoy learning. We are very fortunate to have such a dedicated team of teachers, teaching assistants and other staff who strive to ensure that every child is successful, confident and responsible, equipped with all the skills they need to continue on their future learning journey.

We work in partnership with parents and carers and very much value the support and contribution they make to school life. The school also enjoys a close partnership with St Vincent's Parish. Because home, school and parish work together, we are able to provide a happy, caring and effective learning environment, where expectations and standards are high. We have carefully designed our curriculum to develop thinking skills, creativity and spirituality, encouraging confidence and opportunities for children to be excited about learning and challenged to achieve their very best.

Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.