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Administrative Assistant - Paddock School

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

About Us

Full time - 36 hours per week

Working hours - 08.00am to 4.00pm, with 48 minutes lunch break

Contract - Permanent

Term time only - 39 Weeks

Start date - As soon as possible.

Paddock is a special place where we put pupil’s interests first in everything we do. We are an Ofsted outstanding and innovative split site special school for pupils aged 4 – 19 with severe learning difficulties. Most of our children also have a diagnosis of autism. 

You will be responsible under the instruction or guidance of senior staff to provide reception support and general administrative, HR and Financial support to the school, working across both sites.

We pride ourselves on the warm, nurturing culture of the school, and staff share a deep commitment to supporting the individual needs of our pupil. Every pupil here is known, understood and nurtured.

Every valued team member in school plays a crucial part in maintaining our high standards and creating a nurturing and inspirational atmosphere throughout the school. The whole team is enthusiastic and united in their desire to prepare pupils for life beyond Paddock

Regardless of your position, at Paddock, we work corporately as a school to provide outstanding support and education for pupils with severe learning difficulties and autism, therefore there are several qualities and attributes that are highly valued:

    Team Player

    Compassion and Empathy

    Keen to contribute to school life

    Highly Organised 

    Life Long Learning


    Celebrate Learning

    Strong work ethic 

We offer: 

    Highly competitive Local Government Pension Scheme

    An outstanding training programme 

    Access to employee wellbeing scheme 

    Opportunities for promotion within the school

    Cycle 2 Work

    Smart Schools Benefits (which include Lifestyle Savings, Wellness support, saving scheme for everyday expenses)

We would be delighted if you joined with us on this journey. 

We welcome visits to the school. Please contact to arrange a suitable time and date.

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

Alternatively, please contact the school for further details by email

Completed application forms should be returned to the school either by email or posted to the Upper School addressed for the attention of the HR Advisor.

Closing date: 11 July 2024 (at Noon)

Interview dates: We advise the candidates to apply as soon as possible and reserve the right to interview before the closing date and the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.

Paddock School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  

All posts are subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

Please advised that CVs are accepted for individuals interested in scheduling a school visit. However, to advance in the recruitment process, submission of the application form is essential.

Paddock Lower and Middle School

St Margaret’s Crescent


SW15 6HL

Tel: 020 8878 1521

Head of Lower School:  Deborah Dockery

Head of Middle School:  Lynette Martyn

Executive Headteacher: Sarah Santos


Paddock Upper School & Sixth Form

Priory Lane


SW15 5RT

Tel: 020 8878 1521

Head of School:  Robert Pearce

Executive Headteacher: Sarah Santos


Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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