St Bernard's RC Primary School Administration Support Assistant

The Governors wish to appoint an enthusiastic, caring, committed and versatile Administration Support Assistant to join our hard working staff. This position is Permanent, Full Time, Term Time Only + 2 weeks, working from 08:30 to 16:00.

  • Location: Manchester
  • Salary: Grade 4 £19,554-£21,166 pa pro rata
  • Contract: Full Time Permanent
  • Applications Close: 17 July 2020 10:00
  • Start Date: 24/08/2020

Job details

The successful applicant will be able to communicate effectively with people at all levels.

We are looking for an efficient, reliable and flexible individual who has a passion for working in schools. Other necessary qualities include confidentiality, and being able to work on your own initiative and under pressure.

The successful candidate will possess the following:

  • Good communication skills and the ability to relate well to both children and adults
  • GCSE Maths and English or the equivalent
  • Good computer skills eg: use of Word and Excel
  • Commitment to their own professional development

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

Experience and Qualifications/Training

  • Experience of general clerical and administrative work
  • Possess good numeracy and literacy skills


  • Willingness to undertake minor first aid training
  • Have a good understanding of and the ability to use relevant technology, for example, a photocopier
  • Possess keyboard and computer skills
  • Show a willingness to participate in development and training opportunities
  • Ability to relate well to children and adults
  • Ability to work constructively as part of a team, understanding school roles and responsibilities and your own position within these

Personal Style and Behaviour

  • To be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health and safety, security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person as soon as they arise
  • To be aware of and support difference and to ensure equal opportunities for all
  • Tact and diplomacy in all interpersonal relationships with the public, pupils and colleagues at work
  • Self motivation and personal drive to complete tasks to the required timescales and quality standards
  • The flexibility to adapt to changing workloads demands and new school challenges
  • Personal commitment to ensure that services are equally accessible and appropriate to meet the diverse needs of the service users
  • Personal commitment to continuous self-development
  • Personal commitment to continuous school improvement
  • Personal commitment to the school's professional standards, including dress code as appropriate
  • Be willing to consent to apply for an enhanced disclosure to a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check

St Bernard's is a thriving primary school with a dedicated team of staff and supportive Governing Body.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our newly formed office team, and to contribute to the next phase of our school's journey.

Safeguarding information

We are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, younger learners and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment. The above post will be subject to enhanced DBS checks, satisfactory references and will be exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

How to apply - information for applicants

Email your application to:

This post is also subject to satisfactory references, proof of right to work in the UK in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 and other pre-employment checks where applicable. 

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. 

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Closing Date: 17 July 2020 10:00

Shortlisting: 21/07/2020

Interviews: 24/07/2020

Please quote vacancy reference - MCC352/3473-49S