Ref 7660
Rochdale
£9000.00 per annum prorata
32.5 hours per week


Based at Castleton Primary School.To be responsible for providing efficient and effective administrative and/or customer service support to respond to service specific needs including:

  • Postal duties, including dealing with mail and distribute accordingly
  • Photocopying and collating documents
  • Scanning documents
  • Emailing
  • Taking telephone messages
  • Inputting data onto computer systems
  • Using IT packages for word processing, spreadsheet and database applications
  • Using SIMS database
  • Dealing with customer requirements in a courteous and professional manner, taking advice from the School Business Manager when appropriate
  • To undertake basic bookkeeping, collect monies and accurately record and balance funds.
  • Examples may include the school fund, petty cash, school trips/events, photographs, postage, meals etc
  • To welcome visitors to the school, ensuing that health and safety and safeguarding procedures are followed, including ensuring visitors sign in and out using the electronic system and escorting visitors as required
  • To be familiar with a range of IT systems
  • Deal with processing and checking orders
  • To ensure effective use of office equipment and machinery and to make use of such facilities
  • To undertake word processing and other administrative/customer service work as required
  • To keep up with Apprenticeship requirements assigned by training provider including meetings with the provider
  • To undertake research and collate information as directed by the School Business Manager and Head teacher
  • To train with and shadow the Administration team to obtain experience of the various Administrative functions within Castleton Primary School and the scope of work
  • To provide assistance to colleagues in allocated areas as and when appropriate

Desired skills

  • Must be numerate and literate
  • Ability to work under pressure and achieve deadlines
  • Knowledge of Windows-based PC applications
  • Ability to communicate courteously and effectively with a range of people
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Understand the importance of safeguarding/child protection when working in a school
  • Understand GDPR/Data Protection and the importance of confidentiality of working in a school setting


Personal qualities

  • Punctual
  • Reliable
  • Honest
  • Trustworthy

Desired qualifications

  • Minimum x 5 GCSE’s  or equivalent (minimum Grade C/4) including English and maths
  • Experience of using computers either at home, work or school to be able to produce letters and other documents and carry out basic operations using e-mail, spreadsheets and databases
  • Some knowledge of general administrative systems work and office systems

Things to consider

Based at Castleton Primary School, Rochdale. All applications must be made through Apprenticeship vacancies. Do not contact the employer direct as this may result in your application not being considered. APPRENTICE LA Grade – 18 month contract – 12 months at £9000 (pro rata contract) FTE, remaining 6 months @NMW for age. 32.5 hours per week. Term Time Only An Enhanced DBS check will be required for the successful candidate and any offer of employment will depend upon the results.