School Secretary

Job summary

SalaryGrade 4 point 5 to 6
LocationThakeham Primary School
AddressThakeham Primary School, Rock Road, Pulborough, West Sussex, RH20 3AA
Telephone No01903 740176
Required From22 February 2021
ContractPermanent, Term-time
33.75 hours per week

Job advertisement

Thakeham Primary School
Permanent School Secretary
Address: Rock Road, Storrington RH20 3AA
Tel no: 01903 740176
Hours: 5 days a week: Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 3.45pm, 6.75 hours per day, 33.75 hours per week (term-time only)
Salary: Grade 4 point 5 to 6: £19,312 to £19,698 per annum pro rata
Start: 22nd February 2021

The Governors of Thakeham Primary School are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, skilled and committed School Secretary to join our team of friendly and hardworking staff.

Previous experience of working within a school office would be beneficial as would proficiency with a range of IT programs e.g. Word, SIMS, Publisher and Excel. You will be responsible for the efficient management of the reception /office, liaising with parents, staff, visitors, governors, the education authority and of course, children! This would suit a very versatile person able to multi-task and prioritise work in a busy environment. The role requires efficient and friendly customer care and communication skills. Confidentiality is essential. The successful candidate will hold a current First Aid qualification or be willing to undertake training.

From September 2017 we expanded to become a Primary School and re-located to a modern, well-resourced and re-furbished building on Rock Road, within the Parish of Thakeham. This has served to support and facilitate the opportunities available to our pupils and staff, enhancing our achievements. These are recognised in our recent ‘Good’ Ofsted report (July 2018) which we are very proud of!
Thakeham is a really special place to learn and grow. We have 4 classes with currently 103 pupils on roll and growing. High quality learning and teaching are at the heart of our school. We nurture and celebrate each child’s individual talents and skills to enable them to be happy, confident and resilient individuals with a passion for learning, inspired to achieve their very best. Through encouraging a strong sense of respect and responsibility, both within our local community and the wider world, we support our children to be co-operative, caring citizens for the future.

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects the staff team to share this commitment through regular updates and training. This post is subject to a successful DBS check and satisfactory reference checks.

The successful candidate will:
• be a warm, welcoming first point of contact for the school
• be able to multitask, perform under pressure within a time frame and deal with competing priorities
• have strong communication and interpersonal skills
• have excellent IT skills e.g. Word, Publisher, Excel and preferably have experience in using SIMS
• have strong English and Maths skills
• work effectively as part of a team, upholding our school vision and ethos
• be positive and enthusiastic with a ‘can do’ approach

We offer:
• the opportunity to work as part of a team with a forward looking, positive approach
• wonderful, enthusiastic and appreciative children!
• a strong, supportive school community of governors, staff and parents
• ongoing training and professional development opportunities

Please ensure that you write your application according to the Person Specification, providing evidence of how you meet the criteria. If you do not hear from us, please presume you have not been shortlisted for interview.

Please contact Mrs. G. Ritchie (School Business Manager) at Thakeham Primary School on 01903 740176 or e-mail for further information.

Closing date and shortlisting: 9am Wednesday 27th January 2021.
Interviews: Thursday 4th February 2021

Posted Date:15 January 2021
Closing Date:27 January 2021
Interview Date:04 February 2021

Further information

Application Form - Non Teaching.doc
Thakeham Primary Secretary Job Description Jan 2021.pdf
Thakeham Primary Secretary Person Specification Jan 2021.pdf

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