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Primary School Administrator, Cardiff

  • Location: Cardiff
  • Duration: Ad hoc
  • Salary: £10 - £11 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 School Administrator, to provide temporary support to primary schools in Cardiff.

Due to the nature of temporary roles, all applicants must be flexible, reliable and willing to work in various local schools, covering long and short term internal staff absences.

The working hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30am – 4pm, term-time only.

Our clients are seeking applicants with previous school office experience and an excellent knowledge of the School Information Management System (SIMS). Previous experience managing school finances will also be beneficial.

The successful candidate will be professional, organised and have excellent communication, as primary school administrators are the first point of contact for parents, visitors, and pupils.

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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