Senior School Administrator

Office Angels
Little London
Up to £10,000
14 Oct 2020
19 Oct 2020
Contract Type
Part Time
Senior School Administrator

Temp - Full Time - ASAP start

Monday - Friday: 8:45am - 4:45pm


East London location

  • Ensure the effective operation of all aspects of the main school office and reception.
  • Line manage the main office staff by demonstrating a high standard for them to follow and by encouraging their development.
  • To Identify team training and development
  • To work with others collaboratively to introduce and improve procedures and processes.
  • To be competent in school HR functions so cover can be provided if required.
  • To be competent in staff absence cover arrangements so cover can be provided if required.
  • To demonstrate a high level of attention to detail.
  • To coordinate communications to parents, using the most effective means available.
  • To work with all departments in the school to support logistics of events and all teaching needs, considering health, safety and Covid requirements at all times.
  • To offer practical and effective solutions to day to day issues as they arise by acting quickly, decisively, calmly and professionally in order to keep all relevant parties informed.
  • To ensure that the admin team are achieving their responsibilities to a high standard and to offer support and guidance where needed.
  • To prioritise and re-prioritise personal workload and that of the team so that all deadlines are met.
  • A willingness to take on first aid/fire warden duties.
  • To be flexible in working to meet additional requirements caused by the Covid -19 pandemic and to adapt processes as necessary to meet safety requirements. To regularly review and update the Office Risk Assessment.
  • To provide cover for the Head's PA role should the need arise.
  • To occasionally work out of hours in the event of an emergency situation.
  • To devise and manage systems which improve the efficiency of school administration in relation to the role.
  • To manage responses to parental enquiries, including comments and complaints and provide excellent customer service.
  • To proofread letters from school staff and make amendments or suggestions as required, ensuring a high quality of written communication is maintained.
  • To liaise with external organisations representing the school in an efficient and professional manner.
  • Any other tasks which fall within the competence of the postholder as may be required from time to time.

Qualifications & Experience
  • Literate & numerate, GCSE Grade C English & Maths minimum
  • Significant experience of working in an administrative role within a busy office environment and educational settings

Knowledge & Skills
  • Proficient in Word, PowerPoint, Publisher and Excel.
  • Use of Google Drive
  • Knowledge of SIMS preferred
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to build and maintain excellent working relationships.

Personal Qualities and Characteristics
  • Efficient and organised.
  • Able to maintain confidentiality and discretion at all times.
  • Ability to multi task and be flexible.
  • A keen eye for detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to work under pressure and independently.

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