School Administrative Assistant – Maternity Cover

Employer: Victoria Park Nursery School and Family Hub.
Salary: Grade B pts 2–3; actual £11.59ph–£11.78ph (term time only).
Location: Victoria Park Nursery School and Family Hub.
Contract: Up to 1 Year from September 2024.
Hours of work: 35 hours per week, 8.30–4pm Monday-Friday with half an hour unpaid
lunch each day. DBS Check: Enhanced.
Closing date: midnight, Friday 31 May 2024. 

Victoria Park Nursery School is a vibrant Local Authority setting based in the heart of Newbury with an outstanding OFSTED report. 

We are looking for an experienced school administrative assistant to run our busy nursery school reception office. You will be the first point of contact at the nursery in charge of all office and receptionist duties, including answering phones, greeting visitors and helping parents with a range of questions and queries. 

The ideal candidate will have excellent people skills and be able to communicate confidently and effectively, both orally and in writing. Applicants should be competent at multi-tasking, have great attention to detail, good communication skills, the ability to work with minimal supervision and prioritise workloads in order to meet deadlines whilst being flexible and able to work with staff at all levels. You will be required to display professionalism, courtesy and respect at all times, whilst maintaining the highest degree of confidentiality. SIMS Knowledge is desirable and having worked in a school would be an advantage. 

Ideally you will need to demonstrate excellent skills in the following packages: Microsoft office package (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Outlook etc.) and any other email programmes. Knowledge of the following packages is ideal but not essential as training will be given: Tapestry, Evolve and SIMS.

Please complete the WBC Support Staff Application form and also complete the Criminal Records Self Disclosure form found on our website

A Job Description and Person Specification is also available on our website. 

The closing date for receipt of completed application form to Victoria Park Nursery School by 31st May 2024, Midnight. 

Please also include the completed Criminal Records Self Disclosure form.

Interviews will be ongoing as applications arrive. Please note that the vacancy may close sooner than advertised if a suitable candidate is found.

This role has been identified as public facing in accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2017; the requirement to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in English applies.

Victoria Park Nursery School & Family Hub
Victoria Park, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 1EH

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks along with other relevant employment checks.

Victoria Park Nursery and Family Hub

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Victoria Park Nursery and Family Hub
Victoria Park
RG14 1EH

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