New Directions Education

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Job Description

New Directions are seeking a hardworking and experienced School Administrator, to work on a temporary supply basis in Primary Schools across the Birkenhead area. Due to the nature of supply work, all applicants must be flexible, reliable and willing to work in various schools in the area.

Experience using the School Information Management System (SIMS) is essential and all applicants must be confident running a busy primary school office. Experience working in Wirral primary schools with a knowledge of ParentPay would also be beneficial.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Logging attendance and lateness using SIMS
  • Updating student records on SIMS
  • Creating and running SIMS reports
  • Greeting visitors and issuing name badges
  • Assisting senior staff with general admin duties

This is a great opportunity for an experienced primary school administrator to take on flexible work in local primary schools, and be responsible for the overall running of the office.

Please note, all applicants must hold a Child-Only Enhanced DBS certificate registered with the Update Service, or be willing to pay for a new DBS.

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Job Description

A school secretary has the responsibility to provide administrative support to the whole school.
The duties of a school secretary: receptionist duties including answering the phone and welcoming visitors, administrative duties including typing letters, sorting post, managing emails, dealing with school meals administration, ordering stationery, paying invoices, handling monies, printing and photocopying and managing schools systems like SIMS
School secretaries must be well organised as well as having excellent verbal and written communication skills. They must also be able to work well under pressure and be able to prioritise tasks.
Candidates will ideally have previous experience working within a school office. It is extremely advantageous having working knowledge of SIMS system. Schools will expect all school secretaries to have a good standard of education, previous office work and experience working with children to some extent.

The Role of a School Administrator / Receptionist / Secretary / School Clerk

  • To provide excellent customer service
  • Answering the telephone
  • Welcoming visitors to the school
  • Typing letters, sorting post and managing emails
  • Handling monies – dealing with school meals and school trips
  • Ordering stationery
  • Paying invoices
  • Managing school systems e.g. SIMS

Please contact New Directions Education for more information on this job vacancy, on 0151 515 0822, or use our form below to enquire about this job vacancy.

Last modified: 5th October 2018

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