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School Office Administrator - East Leicester (City)
Temp full time - 6 weeks minimum
Aug 22nd 2017 Start
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Answer the telephone (take messages where necessary), record pupils and visitors entering and
departing school during the day. This may involve pupil collection/delivery to classrooms.
Telephone parents of absent children to establish reasons for absence on a first day response
call.
To collect, count, sort and record dinner monies, using an Excel based computer program.
Ensure all payments for school dinners are accurately recorded and arrears are chased
promptly. Check eligibility for free school meals for pupils and then authorisation of same,
reviewing each case annually.
Photocopying.
Maintain confidentiality of all sensitive material and information.
Ensure good lines of communication at all times.
Such other duties appropriate to the scope and grading of the post as may be required from time to time.
This job description may be amended at any time after discussion with the post holder.
PERSON SPECIFICATION
The school have professional, hardworking and friendly staff working to ensure all pupils receive an excellent standard of education in order that they may attain excellent standards of achievement. They expect the School Office staff to consider themselves a valuable part of our team and to have the same work ethos.
ESSENTIAL CRITERIA
Experience and proven knowledge of ability to effectively use the computer as a tool for a
variety of functions such as word processing, spreadsheets and databases in a windows
environment. Able to keep up with and adapt to new technology. An ability to copy figures
accurately into tables and manipulate data. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, the Internet
and e-mail.
Experience of using SIMS program (Tucasi experience would also be advantageous)
Experience of administration duties and skills
Experience of clerical/administrative duties, eg. filing, record keeping
Basic knowledge and experience of financial procedures as described in job description. An
ability to work accurately with numbers
Personal qualities; ability to maintain complete confidentiality and discretion within all
situations, sense of humour, tactful and sensitive. Accepting of all. Ability to work and
communicate effectively with adults and children at all levels
Flexible approach to work. Ability to respond to the demands of internal and external changes
and work under pressure at times, assess priorities and be able to meet deadlines. Ability to
organise and prioritise own workload, without supervision. Use own initiative. Ability to
function effectively in an environment in which interruptions do take place.
Please contact me for further information or submit your CV. 0116 2776400

Celsian Education has been placing teachers and teaching assistants since 1993 and operates throughout a network of offices across the UK enabling us to respond to your needs quickly and effectively. As was one of the first agencies to be awarded the DfE Quality Mark (now known as REC Audited Education) and the first national agency to be awarded APSCo Compliance+ - safeguarding, quality and professionalism is at the heart of what we do. Applicants will be expected to undergo a face-to-face interview, reference checks and an enhanced DBS disclosure. Celsian Education is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within education. All of our employees are trained in Safer Recruitment as standard. Celsian Education are proud to operate the Children & Young People Guarantee, if the quality of work undertaken by someone we place has resulted in a negative impact on children's learning within the school then the client will not be charged.