Senior Administrative Officer

Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Salary: £26,750 - £27,600 pro-rated salary
Location: Chingford Academies Trust, Chingford Foundation School, Nevin Drive,
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 36 hours per week. x 45.6 weeks per year.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 16/04/2021 at 09:00 AM
Reference: SCH/21/146483

Chingford Academy Trust

Senior Administrative Officer

Tenure:  Permanent

Hours and Weeks:  36 hours per week x 45.6 weeks per year

Salary:  SO1 - £26,750 - £27,600 pro-rated salary


Are you looking for the next opportunity to shine in a forward thinking organisation? Do you have at least 3 years experience providing administrative support to senior leaders? Then this may be the job for you.


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time Senior Administrative Officer to join our busy administrative team at Chingford Academies Trust. As a member of the senior administration team, you will be expected to manage the workload of senior leaders, lead a team and supervise staff on a daily basis. You will need to be flexible, be able to deliver an excellent support service including diary management, support meetings including minute taking, cope in a high pressured environment and deal with constantly changing priorities. The post holder should have experience of dealing with difficult situations and have the ability to be able to deal with any issues or concerns raised under their line management remit.


The successful post holder will need to have all round secretarial experience together with a excellent working knowledge of word processing systems, data recording, proven organisational skills and an excellent telephone manners. The work will be demanding and varied, and strong communication skills (written and verbal), and an attention to detail are essential.


Previous experience of working in a school environment is not essential. If you feel this may be the job for you, please apply.


The hours for this post is 36 hours per week, 45.6 weeks per year. Working hours are Monday to Thursday 8:30am to 4:45 pm and Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm. There will be occasions where the post holder will be required to work evenings and time off in lieu can be taken. We are hoping for successful candidate to start in post as soon as possible.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS criminal record check.

Full job description, person specification and application form are available on the school’s website, under current vacancies. Please note that we do not accept CVs.


Closing date:  9am on 16th April 2021

Interview date:  Week beginning 19th April 2021

Your completed application form should be returned to

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:

- 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.

To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting.

The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy

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