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Primary School Administrator

  • Location: Cardiff
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • Salary: £9.50 - £10.50 per hour
  • Start date: As soon as possible
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Sector: School Support Staff (Ancillary)
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Job Description

New Directions are looking to appoint an experienced and professional School Administrator for temporary cover in primary schools in Cardiff.

We are able to offer both long and short-term roles, covering internal staff absences such as sickness and maternity. The usual working hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30am – 4pm, term-time only.

Our clients are seeking applicants with previous experience working in a primary school office and excellent knowledge of the School Information Management System (SIMS). Knowledge of the Financial Management System (FMS) is also beneficial.

The successful candidate will be:

  • Flexible, reliable and available to cover long or short term temporary positions in local primary schools
  • Experienced, knowledgeable and able to work independently running the primary school office
  • Adaptable to the demands and requirements of each different school.

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 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
  • One of the preferred suppliers to all 22 local authorities in Wales under the All Wales Framework Agreement
  • We are the major teaching supply agency for Welsh speaking teachers across Wales
  • Recommend-a-friend scheme
  • Respected reputation across the education and recruitment industry

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