Administrator Job at Wakefield Council – Pontefract

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Cherry Tree Academy, Cobblers Lane, Pontefract, WF8 2HN


FTE (£19,650 – £20,043) Actual salary £14,842 – £15,139 Grade 4 SCP 5 – 6. 33.5 hours per week (exact daily hours to be negotiated). Permanent Term time only



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Administration, Permanent, School Support



Job description

Waterton Academy Trust is looking to appoint a highly motivated and enthusiastic office administrator to Cherry Tree Academy, a rapidly improving 1.5 form entry primary school, located in Pontefract, Wakefield.

Cherry Tree Academy joined Waterton Academy Trust in July 2018. The Trust consists of 13 primary phase schools in the Wakefield and Barnsley area. As part of this Trust both staff and children enjoy varied opportunities for collaboration in all areas of leadership, development and curriculum provision.

The school is committed to providing a stimulating, creative environment so that all children enjoy learning, make outstanding progress and reach their potential. Inspected by OFSTED in March 2020, Cherry Tree Academy was judged as having made significant improvements from the predecessor school’s Ofsted grading. This is a very exciting time to join us and be part of the team as we further improve Cherry Tree Academy.

Our ideal candidate will:
Be enthusiastic, highly motivated and hardworking

Provide a professional reception and front of house service to school visitors

Act as the first point of contact for the School, greeting visitors, ensuring security processes are in place and followed and providing hospitality as appropriate

Have a commitment to support our common purpose of providing our children with the best possible care and education

Have the ability to form positive relationships with a wide range of stakeholders

Have excellent organisational and communication skills

Have the ability to work under pressure and to deadlines while maintaining a good sense of humour

Be adaptive in an ever changing environment

Have a secure knowledge of Microsoft Office

Appreciate the role that efficient administration and organisation can play at the heart of a school

Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to health and safety, security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to the appropriate person

In return we can offer:
The support and expertise of the academy’s leadership team and governing body

Keen and engaging pupils with a desire to learn and develop

An opportunity to work with a passionate and dedicated team of staff

A happy and caring school community

A health and wellbeing package

A cycle to work scheme

An excellent pension package

Further Details

Interested candidates are able to visit Cherry Tree Academy. In order to arrange a visit, or for further information about the post, please contact the school office on 01977 704138

To Apply

Applicants are requested to submit a completed application form which can be downloaded from the recruitment page on the trust’s website. www.watertonacademytrust.org

Completed applications are to be returned to [email protected] or to the school address by the closing date below.

Closing Date: 28/03/22 – midday

Shortlisting: 28/03/22

Interviews: 31/03/22

About the Company

Company: Wakefield Council –

Company Location:  Pontefract

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