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Administration Assistant

This vacancy has now closed and is listed for reference only.
Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
£21,981 pro rata
St Joseph's Catholic Infant School, Marsh Lane, London
Working Pattern:
Term Time
8am- 4pm Monday to Friday. Term Time Only with 3 days paid work in the Summer Holidays..
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
25/10/2019 at 12:00 PM
Vacancy Description

St. Joseph’s Catholic Infant School are looking to recruit a welcoming, friendly and highly skilled administration officer to join their friendly team. 

We are looking for a person who will provide effective and efficient clerical and welfare support to the school whilst being the first point of contact face to face and on the telephone to our parents, children and visitors. The successful candidate will be IT literate (including being able to type) and ideally have experience of administrative work in a busy school office environment. Experience with SIMS admissions and/or attendance within a school environment would be an advantage but training will be provided for the right candidate. The successful applicant would also oversee Admissions and be the first point of contact for parents joining our school. 

The successful candidate will need to: 

  • Demonstrate a high standard of both verbal and written communication skills
  • Have a minimum of GCSE Maths and English level C or above (or equivalent)
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills
  • Have the ability to prioritise a busy workload and use initiative
  • Show patience, understanding and enthusiasm with the children and colleagues
  • Represent the school in a professional and positive manner at all times
  • Be flexible and adapt easily to changing needs during the day to ensure deadlines are met
  • Demonstrate confidentiality and discretion at all times

And in return we can offer: 

  • A welcoming, friendly and positive working environment
  • Well behaved, enthusiastic pupils
  • A forwarding thinking, proactive school dedicated to the success of pupils and staff
  • An environment where everyone is valued
  • CPD/training opportunities
  • Employer contribution to your pension

St. Joseph’s Catholic Infant School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. 

We follow safer recruitment practice and appointments are subject to satisfactory DBS certification and references. 

Visits are welcomed and encouraged, please contact Maggie Lanchester (Office Manager) to arrange an appointment 0208 539 3000 and by email on if you have any questions about the role or require an application pack. 

Please apply to the school with a completed application form. 

The Governors are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children. All staff are expected to share this commitment. The successful person will undergo pre-employment checks which include references, right to work in UK, DBS checks and a declaration that neither they nor anyone they live with is a disqualified person under the Childcare Regulations. 

Closing Date: Friday 25th October 2019

Shortlising: Friday 25th October 2019 

Interview date:  Thursday 31st  October 2019 

To request an application pack please e-mail 

All completed applications should be returned to the school at the following e-mail address:

Equal Opportunities
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.

We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.

The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:

- Promoting equality of opportunity

- Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage

- Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels.

- Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all.

Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.

How to apply
All completed applications should be returned to the school at the following e-mail address: