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Administrative Assistant (Maternity Cover) - Victoria Park Nursery & Family Hub
  • Employer: West Berkshire Council
  • Reference: VPN/20/138485
  • Published: Thu 26/11/2020, 12:00 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 10/12/2020, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time, Term Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week
  • Salary: £15,000 - £19,999
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Victoria Park Nursery School, Berkshire

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Administrative Assistant (Maternity Cover) - Victoria Park Nursery & Family Hub

Administrative Assistant
(Maternity Cover Start 1st Feb 2021)
Salary: Grade C pts 3-5 (Actual £14,749 to £15,345pa) 35hrs a week Term Time only)
Hours of work: 35hours per week- 8.30-4.00pm Mon-Fri with half an hour lunch each day. Term Time Only plus up to 2wks by arrangement in school holidays and to help on Open days (usually held on Saturdays)
DBS Check: Enhanced

Victoria Park Nursery School is a vibrant Local Authority setting based in the heart of Newbury with an outstanding OFSTED report.

We are looking for an experienced Administrative Assistant to run our busy nursery school reception office. You will be the first point of contact at the nursery in charge of all office and receptionist duties, including answering phones, greeting visitors and helping parents with a range of questions and queries.

The ideal candidate will have excellent people skills and be able to communicate confidently and effectively, both orally and in writing. Applicants should be competent at multi-tasking, have great attention to detail, good communication skills, the ability to work with minimal supervision and prioritise workloads in order to meet deadlines whilst being flexible and able to work with staff at all levels. You will be required to display professionalism, courtesy and respect at all times, whilst maintaining the highest degree of confidentiality. SIMS Knowledge and having worked in a school would be an advantage.

You will need to demonstrate excellent skills in the following packages:
Microsoft office package (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Outlook etc.) and any other email programmes. Knowledge of the following packages is ideal but not essential as training will be given: SIMS, Tapestry and Evolve

Please request the Job Description and WBC Job Application form by contacting Jo Fagan at to request them via email.
The closing date for receipt of completed application form, CV and covering letter to Victoria Park Nursery School by midday on Thursday 10th December 2020. Interviews will be held in person on Tuesday 15th December 2020 at the nursery.

This appointment is temporary to cover an absence on maternity leave up to a maximum of 12 months. The appointment will end on the day prior to the date on which the employee returns to duty, or on the date during the school holidays on which she/he is deemed to be available for duty or on her/his resignation, whichever is the earliest

This role has been identified as public facing in accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2017; the requirement to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in English applies.