Administration Assistant

York, North Yorkshire, England
12 Oct 2016
31 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Part Time

Bootham School is a coeducational day and boarding school for about 620 students from 3 to 18 situated on two sites in the city of York. The senior school (11 – 18) occupies 10 acres in the heart of the city; Bootham Junior School is just over a mile away, on another 10 acre site which also includes playing fields. Bootham is a Quaker foundation. It offers a model of education based on relationships rather than regulation, where individuals thrive because they are respected for who they are, and where high academic achievement comes naturally as a part of the education of the whole person.

29.5 hours weekly inc Saturday morning. Term time only

This is a new post in the busy school office at Bootham senior school to assist the school secretary with a variety of administrative tasks, including answering the ‘phone, dealing with queries and covering reception, taking accurate notes at morning staff briefing and distributing them, administration relating to school trips and admin relating to Registration on a Saturday morning.

We are looking for a team player with a high standard of written English and five GCSEs or equivalent, at grade C or above, including English, with excellent customer service skills and telephone manner.

You must have good working experience of Microsoft packages, be qualified to ECDL or equivalent standard, with recent database experience preferably gained in a school or similar environment. You must be to communicate effectively and appropriately with both young people and adults and be able to handle many different tasks calmly and efficiently.

This position is part-time, term-time only. The working hours are 29.5 hours per week: Monday to Friday 8.20 to 14.20 (with a 30 minute unpaid lunch break), plus 2 hours on a Saturday morning from 8.45am.

For further details and an application form please visit the vacancy page on our

website at: Bootham School

Closing date: 10am Monday 31st October 2016

Interviews:  W/c 7th November

Bootham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All appointments are subject to a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure and other safeguarding checks