Administrative Assistant (Fixed Term) vacancy at De Lacy Primary School

Salary: £6,483.32 - £6,612.98
Job Type: Part Time
Contact Name: Mrs L Whitham
Location: Pontefract
Closing Date: 27/05/2022 10:00

Additional Information

Vacancy Type: Officer
Interview Date: 08/06/2022
Start Date: 04/07/2022
Contracted Term: TTO Plus - Term time only plus weeks
Contracted Hours: 14.50
Contracted Weeks: 38.40
Department: Support staff
Pay Grade: G4

Job Advert

Ref: SCH-PAT-0140


Required for September 2022


Pontefract Academies Trust is a cross phase Multi Academy Trust comprising of eight schools, six primaries and two 11 - 16 secondary schools. The Trust is a medium sized family of schools all located within a tight geographic hub within Pontefract. Pupils are drawn from the local community that includes a mix of different catchment areas. 


We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, hardworking and experienced Administrative Assistant at De Lacy Primary School. This candidate will provide an efficient and professional administration service to pupils, staff, visitors, parents and other internal and external enquirers. They will support with general administration, financial administration and data input support to the school and undertake reception duties.


This is a 14.5 hours per week contract, working Thursday and Friday, on a fixed term contract for 12 months.


The school can offer:


  • hard-working and highly committed staff who share a common sense of purpose and high expectations of what pupils can achieve.
  • a supportive Trust as your employer that are strongly committed to providing high quality CPD and career progression.
  • significant opportunities to work in collaboration with colleagues in this school and across the Trust.
  • the opportunity to work with ambitious and inspirational leaders.


We are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic person who:


  • has a friendly manner and can communicate effectively with staff and pupils.
  • will make a difference in changing children’s life chances.
  • has the skills and abilities to support children of all abilities and personal needs.
  • can work effectively as part of a team but can also work independently using their own initiative.
  • has the ability to form effective relationships with pupils and parents/carers.

To apply for this role and view a job specification please visit the Trust’s website:


For more information on the role, or to discuss a visit (depending on current covid restrictions), please contact the school at 01977 722620.


Completed application forms should be returned via the online Face-Ed applicant system no later than 10:00am on Friday 27th May 2022.


We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from everyone. The Pontefract Academies Trust is wholly committed to ensuring children and young people are fully supported and safe. We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and young people whilst promoting their welfare. Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure and pre-employment checks. Shortlisted applicants will also be asked to provide criminal conviction 

File Attachments

File Name Description
PAT Careers Prospectus.pdf Working For Us Booklet
P_Administrative Assistant JD & PS (2021_09_09 V1).pdf Adminstrative Assisstant Job Description

Safeguarding Information

Pontefract Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults, and all appointments are subject to enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks and satisfactory references.

Pontefract Academies Trust is also committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Qualification Title Grade
Qualification in Business Administration or Secretarial Skills (Level 2 or 3)
Level 2 Numeracy/Literacy Qualifications Grade C/ 4 or Equivalent


Level 2 Numeracy and Literacy qualifications or English and Maths Grade C/4 or equivalent qualification
Understanding of Safeguarding and Child Protection issues
Qualifications in Business Administration or Secretarial Skills (Level 2 or 3)
Personal Qualities
Respect confidentiality
Reliability, integrity and stamina
An excellent record of attendance and punctuality
Commitment to personal development and learning
Abilities, Skills and Knowledge
Ability to seek support, when required
High personal standards
Ability to use initiative, with some guidance and support from the line manager
Ability to communicate effectively with young people and adults
Ability to apply written and verbal instructions
Work as an effective team member and apply directions/instructions
Ability to prioritise tasks and pro-actively manage conflicting deadlines
Experience of reviewing and implementing changes to administration systems
Customer service experience and the principles of good customer service
Front of house/reception services experience
Experience of working in a school environment
Experience of working in an administrative role (paid or unpaid)
Experience of basic technology, PC, internet, MS Office packages
Experience of dealing with difficult situations