Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant | Permanent, 36 hrs per week, all year round | September 2022 | Waltham forest
Administrative Assistant
36 hours x 52 weeks
Salary S5 (Scale 3) £22,185 - £22,587pa
26 days holiday per annum
Start Date: As soon as Disclosure and Barring Service check is received

The Role

We are looking to recruit an administrative assistant to work as part of our friendly administrative team. The team is crucial to support the smooth running of the school and you will need to be proactive, flexible and well organised.

The role primarily consists of managing our pupils’ Annual Review cycle which involves; organising meetings, inviting attendees, working with staff to ensure report deadlines are met and keeping systematic records and files. You will be liaising with parents and staff so you need to be able to communicate clearly and you will need to be confident with Microsoft Office. The successful candidate will also be required to support the admin team by covering on reception and taking responsibility for the schools’ cashless school dinner and payments system. They will need to support with some filing and letter writing and other admin duties as requested by their line manager. Full training will be provided for specific school software.

About Us:

Joseph Clarke School is part of Whitefield Academy Trust. Located in Walthamstow and Highams Park the Trust comprises Joseph Clarke School (for children with vision impairment and /or additional needs), Whitefield School (for pupils with complex needs including autism, learning difficulties and sensory and physical impairments), our Professional Development Services centre and the highly successful Project SEARCH East London.

Why join Whitefield Academy Trust?

Just as we seek to give our pupils an outstanding school experience, we want every member of our team to find being part of Whitefield Academy Trust a fulfilling and enjoyable experience. Whatever their role, we are committed to supporting each team member and giving them every opportunity to progress their careers across our schools and services.

We are proud to offer:

  • A wide-ranging and high-quality CPD programme which can be tailored around each team member’s unique skills and career aspirations;
  • A welcoming and inspiring working environment in which colleagues look out for and support one another;
  • Wellbeing support mechanisms including practical and emotional support and a Staff Wellbeing Group;
  • A competitive local government or pension scheme, with defined benefits;
  • Recognition of continuous service with Local Authorities and other academy trusts for various employment entitlements;
  • Interest free loans for bicycle purchase;
  • Childcare voucher scheme;
  • Refer a friend to work scheme and earn £300.

But, above all, working at Whitefield Academy Trust is a highly rewarding and satisfying experience. Thanks to the commitment, energy and determination of our staff, all of our children and young people make fantastic progress during their time with us. Watching their progress and working alongside families is immensely satisfying and, as a Trust, we take every opportunity to recognise and celebrate the important role our staff play in transforming the lives of our children and young people.

Find out more

Your application is a direct permanent application to Whitefield Academy Trust.

To apply, please request an application form from Iain Slinn at or call Iain on 020 7259 8770 for more information. Your application is a direct permanent application to our school (not through an agency), Hays is our recruitment partner for all permanent appointments.

Closing date: 24th June 2022
Interview date: 7th July 2022

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Job Type
Working Pattern
Education & Training
Waltham Forest, London
School Administration
£22,185 - £22,587

Talk to a consultant

Talk to Iain Slinn, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in London-Victoria
1st Floor, Ebury Gate, 23 Lower Belgrave Street

Telephone: 02072598770