Office Coordinator
School
Silkmore Primary Academy
Location
Exeter Street , Stafford, England ST17 4EG
Start Date
As soon as possible
Salary
Actual pro - rata salary £27,628

About the Role

Silkmore Primary Academy has an exciting opportunity for an individual to join the school and REAch2 Academy Trust as an Office Coordinator to ensure the daily administration and smooth running of the school office. The office is the hub of the school where a wide range of demands need to be met to a very high professional standard. The key purpose of this role is to ensure the daily administration and smooth running of the school office working alongside the Headteacher and Trust Shared Services Teams.

The Office Coordinator will actively embrace the REAch2 Academy Trust’s Touchstones, and through the delivery of the strategic priorities, strive for equity, equality, and inclusion for all.

There will be a strong focus through the work of the Office Coordinator on the Trust’s commitment to sustainability and the enhanced use of technology, to support both the delivery of education and drive to improve the efficiency of systems and processes.

We are seeking the Office Coordinator to work:
8.30 – 4.30 Monday to Thursday
8.30 – 4pm Friday

Candidates should have:

  • experience working in a general office / administration environment
  • experience working with and be proficient in Microsoft Office packages such as Word and Excel
  • experience of reception work – being first point of contact with customers and visitors
  • good spoken and written communication skills
  • good attention to detail
  • the ability to compose a clear message via email or letter
  • the ability to meet deadlines
  • the ability to work effectively with a wide range of people

In return we can offer:

  • A wide range of professional development opportunities,
  • A competitive salary,
  • 29 days’ paid holiday (rising to 32 days after 5 years’ service) (pro rata for part-time or term-time only)
  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme LGPS,

As part of REAch2 employee benefits we also offer an eye care scheme, access to an Employee Assistance Programme for you and your immediate family and membership of ‘perks at work’ – which includes discounts on holidays, shopping, family days out and much more.

Background Information about the School

We like to think of Silkmore as a family that embraces everyone in its community, from pupils and staff to governors, parents and carers. As a school, we live and breathe our school motto: Aim High, Achieve Together. This message underpins everything that we do, be that in the classroom, on the sports field or in the wider school community.

​Every member of the Silkmore team believes passionately in the importance of learning in a caring and nurturing environment so that all children develop and achieve their best as valued members of the Silkmore family.  We strive to ensure that every child fulfils their potential in all areas of school life and look forward to welcoming you into our happy school.

We are a caring employer who invests in the future of our employees, as only through their excellence can we deliver excellence for the children and families whom we serve. To see more information about the school, please visit our website Silkmore Primary Academy

Closing Date
Friday 1st December 2023
Application Contact
Trust Social Media
Location

The Application Form can be downloaded from the Documents section of this advert.

Completed applications forms should be sent to Sarah Bowler, School Business Manager using [email protected]

REAch2 Academy Trust have an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete the Trust’s online Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form separately.

REAch2 is continuously working towards improving the diversity of the Trust, and the experience for our staff from diverse backgrounds. We are clear that the value of greater diversity to the Trust lies in the way we will value difference when we work together towards richer solutions. 

We are keen to hear from all candidates with the appropriate experience who feel they can make a real contribution to the Trust. If you can bring a fresh perspective to the challenges we face whether through your background as someone from an ethnic minority or you live with a disability (visible or not), are open about your faith, religion or belief or about being LGBTQ+, your application will receive a warm welcome. As will applications from all suitable candidates.

REAch2 is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all adults working in or with our schools to share this commitment.

Enclosed in our application pack is a copy of our safer recruitment policy, which outlines the steps we take to ensure that we attract the most suitable, high calibre candidates, and to help deter, reject or identify people who might abuse children or are otherwise unsuited to working with them.

We encourage all potential candidates to read this policy carefully in order to fully understand what is expected of you in our recruitment process. All roles will be assessed for the appropriate level of DBS check, which will include a Children’s Barred List check if the role meets the criteria for regulated activity.

• A wide range of professional development opportunities,
• A competitive salary,
• Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme LGPS,
As part of REAch2 employee benefits we also offer an eye care scheme, access to an Employee Assistance Programme for you and your immediate family and membership of ‘perks at work’ – which includes discounts on holidays, shopping, family days out and much more.