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Administration Assistant - John Burns Primary School

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

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Reception, Admin/Finance duties and publicity
36 hours per week (8.30am to 4.30pm)
Term time only (39 weeks per year)
Required as soon as possible

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join this high achieving, popular one form entry school. Based in Battersea, John Burns has a wonderful community spirit that celebrates our diverse population. 

Applications for this post are welcome from candidates with excellent IT and organisational skills. The post-holder will be based in the school’s main office and will support the day to day running of the school office. You will need to be adaptable, flexible and a team player in a very busy office environment. You will be responsible for keeping the school website and twitter account up to date, assist with the preparation and distribution of the school newsletter as well as organising publicity and marketing initiatives for the school. You will also welcome and organise refreshments for visitors to the school. Other duties will involve financial data and preparing information and registers for after school clubs, BSC/ASC registers, attending meetings and minute taking, including governor sub-committee meetings. 

Very effective communication skills, including an excellent telephone manner, written communication, proofreading and IT skills are a requirement of this post. 

We would be extremely happy to receive applications from graduates/candidates with aspirations to develop in this role with potential for career development.

Other skills and qualifications required for this post include:

•    English GCSE grade A-C or equivalent are essential. 

•    Excellent written grammar

•    Ability to pay attention to detail

•    Excellent organisational skills

•    Ability to work independently using own initiative

•    Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines

If you would to visit the school please call: 0207 228 3857 and ask to speak to Mrs Mary Buckley (Business Manager) to arrange an appointment.

An Application Form, a Job Description and Person Specification can be downloaded below.

Please e-mail completed application form to: 

The school reserves the right to withdraw the advert and bring forward the intended interview date for suitable candidates.

Closing Date: Thursday 05 October 2023 (at noon)
Interviews: Week commencing 09 October 2023

If you have not heard from us by the interview date, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Candidates selected for interview must bring evidence of their qualifications with them. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share our commitment.

This post is subject to DBS check. 

CVs are not accepted. 

John Burns Primary School
Wycliffe Road, Lavender Hill
London SW11 5QR
Tel: 020 7228 3857
Fax: 020 7801 0036
Headteacher: Mr Brian Grogan

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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