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Apprentice School Business Administrator

New Bridge School (KE)
New Bridge School require a School Business Administrator. Newbridge is a specialist primary, secondary and further education school for pupils with learning difficulties. The role will include routine general clerical, administrative, and financial support to an allocated site of the New Bridge Group.

New Bridge School (KE) - Employer

New Bridge School is a school for pupils with learning difficulties 4-19 with over 350 pupils. Our core values lie at the heart of our school community and are understood by everyone.



18 Months

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Job Summary

New Vacancy
Business & Administration
New Bridge School (KE)

Detailed Job Description

New Bridge School are looking to appoint School Business Administration Assistants. The successful candidates will be able to communicate effectively with people at all levels. We are looking for a reliable, flexible individual who has a passion working in schools.

Duties include:

  • To provide high quality customer service through undertaking reception duties, answering routine telephone and face-to-face enquiries, taking messages and forwarding them onto the relevant person as required.
  • To welcome visitors to the school, ensuring health and safety and safeguarding procedures are followed, such as signing in/out of a register, issuing badges/passes or escorting visitors as required.
  • To respond to routine enquires from staff, pupils and parents/carers.
  • To provide routine clerical support e.g. photocopying, filing, faxing, emailing, completing routine forms and other general administration.
  • Sorting and distributing of internal and external mail.
  • Receive and check off general deliveries to school; reconcile against delivery notes; following up any queries and distribute in school.
  • Assist with the maintenance of office supplies and equipment.
  • To undertake word processing and other ICT related tasks including letters, reports, and data entry.
  • Assist with the input and maintenance of pupil personal/attendance data onto the schools MIS system.
  • Assist with the organisation of meetings including the provision of refreshments and associated housekeeping tasks.
  • To undertake basic bookkeeping. Examples of tasks are; petty cash, school trips, photographs, postage, uniform and school meals, and the accurate recording and balancing of such funds.
  • To undertake pupil welfare duties, looking after sick pupils, liaising with parents/staff in accordance with School Procedures.
  • To participate in the organisation of school events such as family nights; presentation evenings as art of a wider team

**PLEASE NOTE** applicants must fulfil certain criteria in order to be eligible for apprenticeship training.

New Bridge are working in partnership with Aspire Education Academy who will deliver the formal training as a legal requirement of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and Prospects

Qualifications required

No formal qualifications are required.

Skills required

Key skills and abilities

  • Good literacy and numeracy skills.
  • ICT literate, with the ability to using computer packages for word processing, spreadsheets, databases and e-mails.
  • Ability to undertake administration/clerical tasks, including basic financial tasks and handling cash.
  • Communication skills to deliver polite, courteous and efficient customer service, in person and over the telephone.
  • Written communication skills to word process documents, and take accurate messages and pass them on to others.
  • Organisational skills to prioritise work and complete tasks to deadlines.
  • Ability to follow instructions, procedures and policies.
  • Ability to work effectively with others and to meet deadlines
  • To be willing and able to work to work flexibly including moving between sites

Personal Qualities

New Bridge School would like candidates to have a passion for working in schools.

Personal Qualities

  • To be able to demonstrate empathy with young people who have a range of learning and physical needs.
  • An understanding of equal opportunities and high expectations for all pupils and students.
  • To have a sense of humour and to be able to work as part of a dedicated team.

Future prospects

New Bridge School are looking for candidates that are serious about a career in education and are willing to support successful apprentices on their career journey in the education sector.

Additional Information

Training provided

Candidates will be required to undertake 1 paid education day per month at school. Candidates will have 2 contacts per month with their tutor through a variety of mediums including – observations, webinars, phone calls, review meetings and distance learning.

  • Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration.
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT
  • Employee Rights & Responsibilities

Aspire Education Academy - Learning Provider

For more information about this vacancy please contact the provider Aspire Education Academy on 0161 705 4300 or email: (Ref ID:76996)
Aspire Education Academy


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