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Forster Park Primary School

Administrative Assistant - closing date: 02 06 2024

Our children need outstanding, creative, fair, challenging and motivated school support staff.

The Role

We are looking for a highly motivated and organised individual to join our team as an administrative assistant. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing administrative support to the school staff, students, and parents. The role requires excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work independently.  You will be required to work from 9.00am to 12.30pm, Monday to Friday, term time only.

We are two primary schools within Oakbridge Federation, Rangefield Primary School and Forster Park Primary School. Forster Park hosts our Resource Base and Rangefield Primary hosts our cross federation Nursery. Both schools are maintained and within Lewisham Local Authority. Oakbridge serves a diverse community that embraces varying cultural backgrounds, which supports our children in becoming lifelong learners. Our children are friendly and keen to learn and thrive on challenge; they have good relationships with each other and enjoy the whole learning experience that we offer at both schools.   

Your main responsibilities will be: to act as an ambassador for the school when meeting parents, providing a warm welcome to all and to carry out administrative duties for pupil attendance and the school newsletter. 

What we’re looking for 

You will need to be warm and welcoming to children, parents and staff while ensuring your day to day clerical work is of a high standard.

You will possess:

 - Good numeracy, literacy and communication skills

 - Experience of general clerical and receptionist skills

 - Effective use of ICT packages

 - Ability to relate well to children and adults

 - Ability to be patient, sympathetic and remain calm in an emergency

- Ability to Work constructively as part of a team

- An understanding of safeguarding

You will join our dedicated staff who adopt a nurturing approach to all of our children throughout the school. As an administrative assistant at Rangefield Primary School, employed by Oakbridge Federation, we can offer you a supportive environment. 

If you wish to be part of this team and make a difference to our amazing children, please call to book a time to come and have a look around, or for an informal conversation.

We can offer the successful candidates;

 - dedicated and professional staff who work as an excellent, closely supportive team

 - professional development

 - enjoyment of being part of a successful and committed team

For any queries or to arrange a visit please contact Suzanne Deadman on 020 8698 5686 or email

Salary Details 

Scale 3, SCP: 5-6, £28,545 – £28,977 (FTE), £12,328.28 - £12,976.10 (pro rata)

17.5 hours per week (9.00am – 12.30pm), Monday to Friday, term time only

How to Apply

Please complete the following application form to apply for this role: Support Staff Application Form

Job Description:  Administrative Assistant Job Description

Closing date: Sunday 2nd June 2024

Interviews: Thursday 6th June2024

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Further information 

Oakbridge Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

Oakbridge Federation is an equal opportunities employer.  We welcome applications from all members of the community, regardless of gender, age, marital status, disability, ethnicity, religion, belief or sexual orientation.