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Primary School Administrator

  • Location: Cardiff
  • Duration: Long and Short Term
  • Salary: £9.50 - £10 per hour
  • Start date: Summer Term
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Sector: School Support Staff (Ancillary)
  • Posted:

Job Description

New Directions are looking to appoint an experienced school administrator, to work on a temporary supply basis in various primary schools in Cardiff.

Due to the nature of supply work all applicants should be flexible and reliable, and willing to work in different schools covering both long and short-term staff absences such as sickness or maternity. The usual working hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 3:30pm, term time only.

All applicants must be proficient using the School Information Management System (SIMS) and have previous experience collating dinner money, recording attendance and paying invoices. Previous experience working as a school administrator/receptionist is essential and all candidates must be adaptable and confident in running a busy school office.

Further duties will include:

  • Being the first point of contact for parents and visitors
  • Issuing name badges and signing in visitors
  • Answering the phone and passing on messages
  • Responding to emails and general enquiries
  • Assisting teaching and senior staff with general admin duties

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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