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SIMS Administrator

  • Location: Newport
  • Duration: Short and long term
  • Salary: £10 per hour
  • Start date: Immediate
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Sector: School Support Staff (Ancillary)
  • Posted:

Job Description

New Directions are seeking an experienced primary school administrator, to work on a temporary supply basis in various primary schools in Newport and surrounding areas.

Due to the nature of supply work, all applicants must be flexible and reliable, as the positions will be both long and short-term temporary covering staff absences such as sickness and maternity.

The successful candidate will be responsible for running the busy primary school office, therefore all applicants must have previous experience in the role, and must be proficient using the School Information Management System (SIMS). Knowledge of the Financial Management System (FMS) would also be beneficial.

Duties will include:

  • Greeting visitors and issuing name badges
  • Updating student and staff records on SIMS
  • Creating and running reports on SIMS
  • Collating school dinner money on SIMS
  • Logging attendance and lateness on SIMS
  • General administrative duties and supporting senior staff

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced school administrator to work closely with various local primary schools and be responsible for the overall running of the school 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.

Job Specification

We recruit a wide variety of school office staff roles, including school secretaries, receptionists, administrators, and school clerks.

Duties are varied and may include the following:

  • Receptionist duties such as answering the phone and welcoming visitors
  • Administrative duties such as 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 office staff 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. Working knowledge of SIMS system is advantageous.

Schools will expect all school support staff to have a good standard of education, some previous office work experience and ideally previous experience working working within an educational setting.

What New Directions Education offers:

  • A dedicated and expert account manager
  • Regular and varied supply work
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Potential long-term roles
  • Full compliance with the Agency Workers Regulation (AWR)
  • A network of branches across the UK
  • Preferred supplier to 20 boroughs across the UK
  • Recommend-a-friend scheme
  • Respected reputation across the education and recruitment industry

We are fully committed to the protection of children and vulnerable adults. All applicants must undertake a full enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) check.

Please contact New Directions Education Ltd, Cardiff branch, for more information on this job vacancy, on 029 2039 0133 or click Apply Now to enquire about this job vacancy.

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