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School Secretary

Hours of work: 24.30 hours per week 
Working pattern: Part-time, Term-time only (working for 40 weeks per year plus 6 weeks annual leave, which will increase after 5 years' continuous service)
(As the position is part-time/term-time only, the above salary will be pro rata)

Closing date: Monday 11th July 2022

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
Herstmonceux C of E Primary School, Hailsham Road, Herstmonceux, East Sussex, BN27 4LG
Phone: 01323 833148
Email: office@herstmonceux.e-sussex.sch.uk
Website: www.herstmonceux.e-sussex.sch.uk
Please note, we do not accept CVs.

This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018. 


The school will need to ensure that they are not knowingly employing a person who is disqualified under the 2018 Regulations in connection with relevant childcare provision.  Accordingly, the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate to the school, by completing a self-declaration form as part of the pre-employment checks process, that they have not been disqualified under the 2018 Regulations. 


If the preferred candidate is found to be disqualified under the 2018 Regulations, the offer of employment will be subject to the application by the preferred candidate to Ofsted for a waiver and the receipt of a waiver from Ofsted. 

We are a popular and successful village primary school, who are looking to appoint an enthusiastic School Secretary to be a part of our friendly and supportive team.

The vacancy is for 24.30 hours per week (term time only + 1 week in the summer holiday)

Working days/hours:

Monday 8:15 - 16:30

Tuesday 8:15 - 12:45

Thursday 8:15 - 12:45

Friday 8:15 - 16:30

Single Status Grade 6 (£20,853 - £21,695 Pro Rata) Actual Salary £12,115 - £12,604

The appointed person would be front of house for the school dealing with parents, pupils and visitors to the school.  You will be responsible for and carry out a range of tasks including attendance, admissions, answering the school telephone, providing administrative support to the Executive Headteacher and Head of School, managing the school diary, office emails and our MIS (management information system), receiving and drafting correspondence, parent communication and first aid (training will be provided).

To be successful in this role, you will have a good standard of education, previous administrative and good Microsoft Office skills. You will be methodical with a flexible approach to work and able to use your initiative. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are a must.

We can offer you:

•         Delightful children

•         A commitment to your continuing professional development

•         A friendly and dedicated staff team

•         Supportive parents and carers

•         A supportive and proactive Governing Body

•         The exciting opportunity to be part of a new federation

A visit to the school is encouraged before applying for this post. If you would like to visit, please contact the school office on 01323 833148 to arrange an appointment with the School Bursar. Please contact the school office or visit the school website for an application pack. www.herstmonceux.e-sussex.sch.uk

Closing Date: 9am Monday 11th July 2022

Interviews: Friday 15th July 2022

Herstmonceux Church of England Primary School is in Federation with All Saints' and St Richard's Church of England Primary School as the Sussex Spires Federation.

Additional Information

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children.  All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.

  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/191234/25210

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Hailsham

  • Salary
  • £20,853 to £21,695 pro-rata

  • Closing date
  • 11 July 2022

  • Organisation
  • Herstmonceux C of E Primary School

  • Contract type
  • Permanent

  • Work pattern
  • Part Time

  • Hours
  • Part time

  • Job type
  • Support Staff - Education