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Administration Assistant

Education - School

School Support Staff

South Failsworth Community Primary

South Failsworth Community Primary School

Paddock Lane



M35 0NY

Tel: 0161-681-6351           

Headteacher – Mrs Vicki Foy


Administration Assistant at South Failsworth Primary School
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Contract type: Fixed term for 12 months, with the possibility of an extension.

Hours per week: 22.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 8.45 a.m. to 1.15 p.m. Term Time Only. 

Grade: Grade 2 (£17,391 - £18,672 pro rata). Actual Salary: £8,856 - £9,508 p.a. 

South Failsworth is a successful and popular two-form entry primary school in Oldham. The Governors wish to appoint an experienced and highly motivated Administration Assistant committed to helping the business support functions within the school.

You will be expected to provide a first class reception service.  A large proportion of the role will involve dealing with pupils, families and members of the public therefore the post holder will be required to possess excellent communication skills, sensitivity and confidentiality.

The successful candidate will:

  • have strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • have excellent IT skills, with the ability to use a variety of Microsoft Office packages.  Experience of SIMS is desirable
  • be a team player with a strong work ethic
  • have the ability to work well under pressure and using your own initiative
  • demonstrate flexibility and the capacity to adapt to change
  • be committed to the continuing professional development of themselves and others.

We can offer:

  • delightful children and supportive families
  • an opportunity to work as part of a supportive team
  • a committed and proactive governing body
  • professional development opportunities. 


Visits to our school during the application stage are warmly welcomed.  To arrange an appointment, please contact Sarah Roche, Business Manager via email:  or call 0161 681 6351.

Closing date: Wednesday 23rd January 2019 at 12 noon.

Interviews – week commencing 28th January 2019.

Job Description and Person Specification.doc

Application Form.doc

Oldham Right to Work in the UK.doc


Please find attached the Application Form and Job Description & Person Specification. Completed application forms should be returned via email to or by post to:

Sarah Roche

South Failsworth Community Primary School

Paddock Lane


M35 0NY


South Failsworth is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.



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working hours

part time

application deadline

12 00 pm

23rd Jan 2019

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