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Office Administration Junior

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Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Scale 3 Point 14 – 17 (£18,324 - £19,374 pro rata)
Leytonstone School, Colworth Road, Leytonstone, London,
Working Pattern:
Full Time/Term Time
36 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
05/04/2017 at 12:00 PM
Vacancy Description


Job title: Office Administration Junior

Grade: Scale 3

School: Leytonstone School

Reports to: Office Manager

Job purpose and context

To provide routine general reception and administrative support to the school under the direction/instruction of the Office Manager:

You will:

  • Provide administrative support.

  • Work closely with parents/students/staff on Reception.

  • Maintain manual and computerised records/management information systems.

  • Undertake word-processing, multimedia and other IT based tasks.

Abilities, Skills and, Attributes:

    • Be well organised

    • Be friendly and helpful

    • Be flexible and able to prioritise a changing ‘to do’ list

    • To have an eye for detail and be accurate

    • Be self-motivated and use initiative to see what needs doing rather than waiting to be asked

    • Be smart and well-presented

    • Have a good standard of written and spoken English with accurate spelling and grammar

    • Be able to work in a team

    • Demonstrate a personality that supports working within an environment with young children

    • Have excellent IT and multimedia skills

    • Have excellent knowledge of Word, Excel and multimedia software

General Duties:

  • To uphold the school policy in respect of safeguarding and child protection matters

  • To participate in the school’s performance management

  • To perform other duties of an administrative nature, commensurate with the grading of the post as directed by the Headteacher.

  • The post holder is required to support and encourage the school’s vision, values, ethos, objective, policies and procedures as agreed by the Governing Body.

  • To respect confidentiality and ability to deal with sensitive issues

  • Have tact, discretion and the ability to be impartial

  • Have good ICT skills, including Microsoft Office and SIMs


  • Appointment to the post is subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check

  • This post is exempt from section (43) of the Rehabilitation of the Offenders Act 1974, as the duties give you access to persons who are under the age of 18. Applicants are not entitled to withhold information about convictions, which would be regarded as spent for other purposes.

To be alert to issues of child protection ensuring that the welfare and safety of children attending Leytonstone School is promoted and safeguarded and to report any child protection concerns to the designated Child Protection Officer using safeguarding policies, procedures and practice.

Prevent, identify and minimise risk of interpersonal abuse or violence, safeguarding children and other vulnerable people, initiating the management of cases involving actual or potential abuse or violence where needed.

Be aware of and update colleagues, as appropriate to comply with current legislation and policies affecting practice, e.g Children’s Act, National Service Frameworks, Child Protection Procedures, Health and Safety and Data Protection.

Closing date is – Wednesday 5th April 2017

Interviews will be carried out week beginning 17th April 2017

For an application pack and further details please either go to the school website or e mail

All completed applications should be returned to the above e mail address, FAO Lisa Nathan, Office Manager

Please note: Incomplete application forms will NOT be accepted.

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.

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