Administrative Support Assistant - Safeguarding - Linden Lodge School
Hours: Full Time – 36 Hours per week
Working Pattern: Term time only + 1 week (40 weeks per year)
Required: September 2019
Please note this post is to cover Maternity Leave and will last up to 12 months.
Linden Lodge School is a leading provider of education for visually-impaired children and young people aged 2 – 19 years. We are constantly building and growing our provision and an opportunity to join our skilled and highly motivated team supporting the Headteacher as an Administrative Support Assistant - Safeguarding has become available.
This is an exciting time to join the school. In our recent OFSTED of the residential department, Leadership and Management was judged “outstanding” (January 2019) where “leaders’ expert knowledge and steadfast commitment to children have inspired them to continue their own professional journeys”. We have an impressive three acre campus in Wimbledon offering fabulous indoor and outdoor innovative facilities to support teaching and learning.
We are looking for an administrator to assist the Headteacher in providing administrative support for safeguarding processes and procedures. The post holder will provide effective and efficient support for key meetings ensuring that key safeguarding deadlines are met both effectively and accurately. The postholder will need to be able to learn new processes and procedures quickly and effectively.
Our ideal candidate will have experience in the use of key Microsoft Office functions, Excellent organisation and prioritisation and communication skills (both written and verbal). The postholder will also need to have high expectations and a calm approach with a particular awareness for the need for confidentiality around safeguarding matters.
This role would suit a graduate who is looking for their first step on the career path in this line of work.
High levels of confidentiality and resilience in handling emotionally challenging situations are essential.
We can offer you:
• A Supportive Team environment
• The opportunity to engage with CPD opportunities.
• A staff wellbeing programme which includes:
o Employee Assistance programme
o Free local gym membership
o End of term staff awards
o Weekly art and Pilates classes
Linden Lodge School is a very special place to work and staff wellbeing and career progression is very important to us. In addition to our Staff wellbeing programme you will be provided with tailored in-house and external training appropriate to your needs and interests.
School Tour: We would like all applicants to visit the school before applying. Please contact the Headteacher’s PA, Louise Greenwood, to arrange a suitable date and time on 0208 7880107 or firstname.lastname@example.org
An information pack, including a Job Description and Person Specification can be downloaded below.
You can also download an application and details from the School website http://www.lindenlodge.wandsworth.sch.uk/75/staff-vacancies/cat/7/linden-lodge-school
Completed applications should be emailed to: email@example.com.
Closing Date: 01 July 2019 (at noon)
Shortlisting: 02 July 2019
Interviews: Week commencing 15 July 2019
Linden Lodge School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment, an enhanced DBS will be required.
CVs are not accepted.
Linden Lodge School
61, Princes Way,
Tel: 020 8788 0107
Headteacher: Deborah Rix
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils