Admin Assistant

Admin Assistant Manchester, England

Prospect House Primary Specialist Support School
Full Time Manchester, England 21189 - 21968 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description


We are delighted to invite applications for the post of Admin Assistant for Prospect House Primary School, part of the Prospere Learning Trust. Successful candidates should be suitably qualified, enthusiastic and be able to provide outstanding support to the school leadership team.

The post holder is responsible for providing support for Education Health Care Plans (EHCPs), including but not limited to scheduling meetings, recording minutes, managing documents, and facilitating communication with various stakeholders.

The role is full time 35 hours per week, term-time only, plus five additional training days. The starting annual salary is £18,164 based on 39 weeks and pro-rata hours. The full time equivalent is £21,189.

Main responsibilities

  • To receive visitors to the school and to communicate with courtesy and clarity to all staff, pupils, parents, carers, visitors, outside agencies and the wider community, including answering general telephone and face to face enquiries.
  • Arrange meetings and events and take notes at meetings to a high standard
  • To assist with pupil first aid and welfare duties, including looking after sick pupils and liaising with parents and staff etc
  • To undertake clerical and administrative support duties on behalf of individual members of staff in relation to the organisation of school activities.
  • To provide general clerical and administrative support, for example, photocopying, filing, faxing, completing standard forms and returns to the LA and outside agencies and responding to routine correspondence
  • To undertake routine administration of school lettings and other uses of school premises

Key skills and experience

  • Experience of general clerical, administrative and financial work
  • Possess good numeracy and literacy skills
  • Possess good keyboard skills in order to produce high quality documents
  • Be able to work constructively as part of a team, understanding school roles and responsibilities and your own position within these
  • Ability to manage own workload effectively

About Prospect House Primary Specialist Support School

Prospect House is a new free special primary school which opened temporarily on the Grange School site in September 2020. In June of 2022, the school community moved into the permanent school site in Higher Blackley North Manchester. The school is the first school in the Trust to be open north of the city offering places for children with very significant learning needs and other associated additional needs, aged 3 – 11 years old. The brand new purpose built site offers specialist facilities including a state-of-the-art hydropool including changing room to pool hoisting, ASC friendly classrooms and corridors, Food Technology Room, Library, Immersive Learning Room, Sensory Regulation Room, Parent Room, Pets as Therapy Dogs (Alfie and Ovie) and two KuneKune Pigs (Sebastian and Dolores).

Prospere Learning Trust

Prospect House is proud to be part of the Prospere Learning Trust, which believes in working collaboratively to ensure the best outcomes and life chances for students. The Trust currently comprises of 8 schools, including 4 mainstream high schools and 4 special needs schools (both primary and secondary) with further schools anticipated across Greater Manchester. Find out more about Prospere Learning Trust in the candidate brochure.

Working for us

Great schools thrive because of the great people in them.

Prospere Learning Trust offers a variety of employee benefits, including;

  • a commitment to continuous professional development for all colleagues
  • membership to Bupa Level 1 Health Plan which allows employees to claim money back for a range of health expenses such as prescriptions and dental treatments
  • access to counselling, financial, legal and personal advice provided through either our free Bupa or Health Assured Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) including confidential 24 hour support
  • Cyclescheme access
  • Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) contributions and Teacher Pension Scheme (TPS) contributions

Closing Date: 1 October 2023

Interview to be held on 12 October 2023

Applying to work for us

Applications will only be accepted on the TES application form and references will be applied for at the shortlisting stage. Applications may not be considered if they are incomplete. We cannot accept CV's. We encourage early applications and reserve the right to close this vacancy before the closing date if we receive a high volume of applicants.

Please note that new guidance in Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022 requires us to carry out an online search as part of our due diligence on shortlisted candidates. This to enable us to identify any incidents or issues which have happened and are publicly available online which we might want to explore at interview. Once shortlisting has taken place, this search will be carried out for all candidates who will attend an interview.

All applicants must be permitted to work in the UK and hold a relevant work permit where necessary. This is not a role in which the Trust sponsors a visa application. If you have lived or worked outside of the UK in the last 5 years, the Trust will also require additional information in order to comply with safer recruitment requirements. Any job offer will be conditional on the satisfactory completion of the necessary pre-employment checks and receipt of satisfactory references.

Safeguarding Children

All schools within the Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

Equality Statement

At Prospere Learning Trust we are committed to creating a community of belonging. This means we continually celebrate the diverse communities within our schools and the communities we serve. As an equal opportunity employer, we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

If you would prefer to request a manual application pack, or should you require any additional support in completing your application, please feel free to contact us on 0161 527 7953 or via e-mail at [email protected]

Job Types: Permanent, Full-time

Salary: £21,189.00-£21,968.00 per year


  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee discount
  • On-site parking


  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Manchester, M9 8LT: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Work Location: In person

Application deadline: 01/10/2023

Admin Assistant
Prospect House Primary Specialist Support School
Manchester, United Kingdom
Unknown / Non-Applicable
201 to 500 Employees
Company - Private
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