Office Administrator - London independent school
VeriSelect recruits teaching, leadership and administrative personnel for UK independent schools.
We are currently assisting a small, busy independent pre-school in NW London with the appointment of a full-time Office Administrator. This is a role which offers considerable variety , including maintaining the employment single central register, financial administration (payroll and purchase invoices) as well as general office duties. The Office Administrator supports the Headteacher and Bursar/Financial Director.
The successful applicant would be a key member of the Administration support team and would be employed year round and would be school based. Your colleague, the school secretary oversees pupil admissions and works term-time only.
The post would suit a well-educated, well-spoken and experienced Office Administrator, preferably with experience in an education environment; a person who enjoys the variety of an office job that combines desk based activities with phone/face to face communication with staff and parents; familiarity with compliance legislation and maintaining personnel records; running payroll (using SAGE); preparing purchase invoices.
You need to be personable, cheerful and enjoy interacting with children and adults; have excellent verbal and written skills; be well-organised, have an eye for detail and be proficient in the use of standard MS packages and able to handle number/financial matters. Previous experience using a school management system such as SIMS/other data collection system would be an advantage.
As you will be a member of a small but vital support team, we are looking for an individual who is flexible with a can-do attitude and a general willingness to ensure the smooth day to day running of this well-established, family style school.
Start date: Sept 2017 (ASAP)
Contract: Fixed term (Sept - December 2017). To cover maternity period.
Full-time, Mon-Fri. 8am - 5pm.
For the right person, there is the possibility of a permanent role from Jan 2018.
Please note this is not a term-time only post but during school holidays, the Administrator will work a reduced working day.
Please forward your full CV including your education and full employment history, explaining any gaps in your training or experience. You should also attach a brief letter of application for this this particular school administration post.
Salary: Negotiable; GBP26 - 30k (pro rata) depending on experience
Location: NW London, short walk from Metropolitan/Jubilee Line stations/frequent bus services. Regret, no parking available
TO APPLY: Please email your CV to Angela Forsyth, Director, VeriSelect or call to discuss the appointment before making your application. When emailing your CV, please ensure that you include your education and full employment history, explaining any gaps in your training or experience. You should also attach a brief letter of application for this this particular school administration post.
PLEASE NOTE: All shortlisted candidates will be subject to UK Safe Recruitment checks, including DBS.