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School Secretary - SS6


Maynards Green Community Primary School – School Secretary

Permanent Contract - Term Time Only

Grade SS6 - Salary FTE £24,703 - £25,545  Hours - 35 Hours/ week

Closing Date: Friday 30th August 12 Noon 

There may be scope for this role to be a job share between two candidates working part time.

There may also be flexibility around hours and start and finish times.

If these arrangements are of interest, please add a comment to your personal statement to indicate this.

Start Date: September 2024

Situated between Horam and Heathfield, Maynards Green is a successful and friendly community primary school. The school offers a supportive and caring environment and well behaved and highly motivated learners. The experienced and supportive staff team is friendly and committed to maintaining high standards.

We are looking for an experienced candidate who is dedicated and highly motivated to help run the school. We need a School Secretary with vision, knowledge and a passion for people and process. You will need to have excellent interpersonal and team skills. 

We are looking for a candidate who:

• Demonstrates excellent attention to detail 

• Demonstrates excellent communication skills

• Is approachable and friendly 

• Demonstrates confidence and experience in an office environment 

• Has a good working knowledge of ICT systems (including e-mail, Google, Arbor and other schools systems) 

• Has a good knowledge of school administration routines

• Is flexible, well-organised and able to manage time efficiently

• Can identify own work priorities, meeting deadlines whilst ensuring that lower priority work is kept up to date

• Demonstrate the ability to show sensitivity and objectivity in dealing with confidential issues

We can offer you:

• A strong team of staff and governors who are supportive and care for each other.

• A forward thinking leadership team who welcome fresh ideas, honest values and a sense of teamwork

• A commitment to enable you to grow professionally and be part of a true learning culture

Additional Information

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children.  All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.

Please note, we do not accept CVs.

This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018. 
The school will need to ensure that they are not knowingly employing a person who is disqualified under the 2018 Regulations in connection with relevant childcare provision.  Accordingly, the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate to the school, by completing a self-declaration form as part of the pre-employment checks process, that they have not been disqualified under the 2018 Regulations. If the preferred candidate is found to be disqualified under the 2018 Regulations, the offer of employment will be subject to the application by the preferred candidate to Ofsted for a waiver and the receipt of a waiver from Ofsted. 

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