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Business Support Officer

This vacancy has now closed and is listed for reference only.
Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
£27,228 - £28,725
Forest Alliance of Nursery Schools, Church Hill & Low Hall NS
Working Pattern:
Full Time
36 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
28/02/2020 at 12:00 PM
Vacancy Description

 Scale 6 (18-21)Salary details (annual)  £27,228 - £28,725   

Actual pro rata salary if part-time £ 24,857

 Business Support Officer

The Governing Body of the Forest Alliance of Nursery Schools is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and experienced Business Support Officer to the post based across the federation to support staff, parents and our children. 

The post holder will have daily contact with children, staff and parents and must have a welcoming disposition and the ability to relate effectively to all the different members of our community.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills and efficient organisational skills at all levels are essential.  You must have experience of working effectively on your own initiative and under pressure, be able to multi-task with a crucial ‘can-do’ attitude. 


Under the supervision of the School Business Manager you will be responsible for the effective and efficient management and maintenance of the schools administrative and financial systems within the school.


Applicants must have the ability to prioritise their workload, multitask and be able to use a range of computer software, including spreadsheets and database. You must be very confident in your presentation and communication skills. Excellent standard of English, good telephone manner, attention to detail and a positive attitude are essential.


Significant experience of working within an administrative environment is a requirement of this post as is the ability to work as part of a team but also on your own initiative.


We are committed to recruiting with care and safeguarding and to promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offer of appointment is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service Scheck (DBS) and references will be taken up prior to interviews.

All completed application forms should be returned via email to:


Please ensure supporting statements are a maximum of 500 words – applications submitted above this will not be considered.


Closing Date: 28th February 2020

Shortlisiting: 3rd March 2020

Interviews:  9th March 2020


For an application pack and further details, please download from the link below.  Further information about the school can be found at: Web links:




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.