School Secretary

Job Title; School Secretary

Bolshaw Primary School

Salary Grade: Scale 3, Point 5, £18,453 per annum

Working Pattern: Term time only, Mon – Friday, 37 hours

Contract Type: Permanent appointment.

Required as soon as possible from end of September 2023.

Closing date: 27th September 2023.

Interview dates: from 29th September 2023

The Headteacher and Governors of this successful and happy school are looking to appoint a School Secretary to join our hardworking, dedicated team of staff here at Bolshaw Primary School.

The role of School Secretary is varied and interesting, providing the Headteacher, School Business Manager and staff with efficient administrative and clerical support.  The successful candidate should have excellent organisational, IT and people skills, and have a positive ‘can do’ approach to working in a busy and demanding office. The post will include entering data, maintaining records, filing and addressing a range of duties to support the running of the school, and as such a clear understanding of confidentiality and Data Protection is essential.  

The Secretary role requires a good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, and Google forms, and experience of the SIMS management information system is preferential, but full training will be provided if required. Previous experience gained in a school office would also be an advantage but is not mandatory.

Please see the attached job description and person specification for further details about the role.

The successful candidate will:

Have the ability to use their own initiative and work as part of a team.

Demonstrate excellent communication and organisation skills.

Be professional and approachable with all pupils, parents and staff.

We can offer the successful candidate;

Supportive staff, parents, leadership teams and governors.


The attached application form must be completed for short-listing.


When completing your application, please ensure you address the person specification with clear evidence of success, particularly when submitting your supporting statement.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The school has a range of policies and procedures that promote safeguarding and safer working practices, and this is in line with statutory guidance, including Keeping Children Safe in Education.

All offers of employment are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the full disclosure of criminal records, and will be subject to an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service.

It is an offence to apply for a role if barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

We are committed to fulfilling our Equality Duty obligations, including valuing equality and diversity and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We are committed to employment practices that promote diversity and inclusion in employment regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Candidates should apply by completing the application form, including a statement as to why you think you would be suitable for this role. CVs alone will not be accepted in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022.


Please return all applications to for the attention of the School Business Manager.


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