[221115B] Administrator at High Street Primary Academy


  Job Reference #
Stonehouse, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 3SJ
  Contract Type
  Contract Term
£21,575.00 - £22,369.00 Annually (FTE)
NJC Grade C, Point 5 – 7
  Closing Date
Midnight, 29th Nov 2022
  Start Date
As soon as possible
  Positions Available
   Positions Available        1
  Interview Date(s)
Wednesday 7th December 2022
   Interview Date(s)           Wednesday 7th December 2022

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About this Role

High Street Primary / Millbay Academy, Reach South Academy Trust is seeking to appoint an exceptional Administrator to join the School Federation as soon as possible.

Post: Administrator

Location: High Street Primary, Plymouth, PL1 3SJ

FTE Salary Range: NJC Grade C, Point 5 – 7, £21,575 rising to a maximum of £22,369, per annum pro-rata

Actual Annual Salary: £19,117 to a maximum of £19,820 per annum

Contract Type: Permanent, full time; term-time (39 weeks per year).

Contract Hours: 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday 08:15 to 16:15. For this role we are open to discussing the possibility of reduced hours, job share, compressed hours, or staggered hours. Please wait until the job offer stage before asking us about flexibility, and we will explore what’s possible for the role.                                                                     

About the role

We are looking to recruit an experienced Administrator as part of a wider admin team that supports both High Street Primary and Millbay Academy on a range of administrative duties.

The job involves working within recognised procedures and will include busy reception cover, answering telephone and face to face enquiries from a range of stakeholders including parents, staff and students.  General administrative duties including maintenance of manual and computerised records/management systems, financial administration e.g. recording school meals and undertaking specific duties that support the day to day administrative operations of the school.

Whilst the role will predominantly based at High Street Primary, there may be requirements to work at Millbay Academy on an ad-hoc basis due to staffing requirements or more regularly depending on pupil numbers across both schools.

About the successful candidate

This is a great opportunity for a self-motivated, confident and dedicated person who is very well organised and with a can-do attitude.   We are looking for people who have the following experience and qualities:

  • NVQ Level 2 in Administration or equivalent qualification or experience
  • Good knowledge of general computer packages and office equipment e.g. Microsoft Office, photocopier, telephones etc.
  • GCSE Mathematics and English – Grade C and above or equivalent
  • Confidence in reception cover and have good verbal and written communication skills to exchange information with a range of audiences (e.g. staff, students, parents and others)
  • Good keyboarding skills for the production of routine correspondence and emails with occasional typing
  • Experience of manual and computerised record/information systems
  • Previous experience of working in a school, whilst is not essential would be desirable.

About the School

High Street Primary is a small and rapidly improving academy, with a warm, caring and friendly ethos, with a PAN of 210 pupils plus a nursery. The school recently formed a federation with Millbay Academy.

Our vision is clear: every child matters, every day. We ensure our school allows every child to achieve their full potential - we work tirelessly and collaboratively as a High Street team to offer all children the opportunity to meet their aspirations beyond expectations.

High Street is a small community school with approximately 130 children on roll from age two to age eleven. We work with external agencies and all stakeholders to ensure we offer our community the support and commitment they deserve. We have a wonderful team of teaching and non-teaching staff and we pride ourselves on the caring relationships we have built between all of the members of our ‘school family’.

About the Trust

Reach South is a young and developing Trust which operates across the South West of England with the aim of delivering all through 3-19 education.  We operate 15 academies in Plymouth, Bournemouth, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.  We are building this Trust on a clear set of values, behaviours and curriculum principles. At the heart of those values and principles is a belief in our young people and a determination to support them to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to become the successful citizens for today and all of their tomorrows.

Our core business is delivering exceptional education for children and young people with a mission to help all pupils aspire to achieve beyond the expectations that others put on them.  We do this through the development of a talented and committed workforce. In order to deliver exceptional opportunities for learning, we need highly motivated staff across all parts of the organisation. 

Those we recruit are able to demonstrate that they share our values, are highly motivated to work with colleagues, within and beyond their school, to continuously develop their skills and pursue professional excellence.

Next Steps

So if you think this role may be for you and want to be involved at this exciting time in our development, please get in touch by calling Carrie Carpenter, Operations Manager on 07483 349935 or email at ccarpenter@millbayacademy.org

Closing date: for applications is Tuesday 29th November 2022

Interview Date: Interviews are provisionally booked for Wednesday 7th December 2022

To apply for this opportunity, please complete our online application form by clicking ‘apply now’ on the advert.

We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date. Therefore, an early application is strongly advised.

Opportunities and Benefits 

We offer a competitive salary plus LGPS pension, great career progression and development opportunities, access to our Employee Assistance Programme with many other benefits. 

We’re proud of how we support our staff in order that you have high levels of job satisfaction, are aware of the difference you are making for the children and families you work with and can see your contribution towards our community. There are regular opportunities for professional development and training, and a wider community of staff to network with within Reach South Multi Academy Trust. You will have the chance to visit other local schools, work alongside a range of outside professionals and take part in a variety of e-learning and face-to-face training.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Each post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Reach South Academy Trust has an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring section of the application form before submitting. 

Please note that Reach South Academy Trust is a licenced Sponsor for CoS applications and therefore can consider applications from candidates eligible to apply for Teaching and Teaching Leadership roles (only). For all other roles applicants are required to provide the required documentation where a candidate does not need a Skilled Worker Visa.

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