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Administrative Assistant

Our bespoke independent special school is growing and we now require an Administrative Assistant to join our office team.

The successful candidate will have excellent attention to detail, be proactive, and confident working with people. The successful candidate will also demonstrate:

  • a calm manner and be able to deal with situations professionally and confidentially
  • possess good IT skills
  • be able to appropriately prioritise their work on a daily basis
  • be able to work under their own initiative, be well organised, manage deadlines, update and keep accurate records
  • be a team player and be flexible in their approach to work
  • have excellent communication skills

This is a permanent, full-time post, to start as soon as possible.

If you would like to read more about this position please download the recruitment pack which contains a full job description and person specification. The ideal candidate must meet the essential criteria listed in the person specification.

If you feel as though you have the right qualities to join our exciting, innovative and exceptional school a Administrative Assistant then please complete the school application form, available to download below.

Completed application forms should be sent to recruitment@abbeyschool.com with a covering letter addressed to the Principal, Dr Katy Lee. Alternatively, application forms with covering letters can be sent by post to Abbey School, 10-11 Abbey Square, Chester, CH1 2HU. Please be advised that we only accept fully completed application forms.

Closing date for applications: 9am 14th February 2022
Candidates selected for interview will be contacted by: 15th February 2022
Interviews will be held: w/c 14th February 2022

If you have not been contacted by 15th February 2022 then please accept our thanks for your application however you will not have been selected for interview at this time.

Recruitment Pack
Application Form

Abbey School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of all pupils and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

The safeguarding responsibilities of this post are to uphold Abbey School policies to protect and safeguard pupils and vulnerable adults in order to secure their health, safety and wellbeing.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the School is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are ‘spent’ unless ‘protected’ under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their age, disability, gender reassignment, race, sex, pregnancy and maternity, marriage/civil partnerships, religion/belief, or sexual orientation.