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Harris Academy Bermondsey is currently looking for a hard-working, reliable Central Administration Officer to join its office team.

Your opportunity

The role of Central Administration Officer covers a range of duties covering reception, general administration, student records and reprographics. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Presenting the professional and welcoming face of the Academy to all visitors, staff and students, including telephone callers;
  • Managing the Academy reception to include cover rota for lunch and break times and for absence, and designing rotas for administrative staff to ensure office cover;
  • Manage the physical safeguarding protocols for the main entrance to the Academy site;
  • Organising maintenance/repair of office equipment in the main office when required;
  • Overseeing the work of the Admin Officers and Receptionist, supporting where required and ensuring that performance appraisal targets are met;
  • Managing the professional and efficient execution of clerical duties, telephone calls and secretarial tasks;
  • Overseeing all incoming and outgoing communications, including post;
  • Providing full support to the Academy community, ensuring that the office and administrative team cater to the needs of staff, students, parents and carers;
  • Providing management and oversight of all First Aid duties, supplies and of the secure First Aid Lockup and managing the First Aid room;
  • Overseeing the maintenance of all student records, both physical and virtual, and producing reports as requested;
  • Overseeing all incoming and outgoing reprographics requests;
  • Providing management and oversight of equipment, including all photocopying and printing machinery, paper and ink supplies and any other equipment required;
  • Supplying support for all display work in corridors and classrooms.

Undertake structured and agreed learning activities/teaching programmes as appropriate, adjusting activities to ensure achievement of learning goals.

As part of Harris, you will join a community of staff dedicated to transforming education in London. With regular progression opportunities and outstanding CPD for support staff, there will be a wealth of opportunities for you to grow your career, whether at Harris Academy Bermondsey, in one of our other 49 academies, or in our central team. Our aim is to help you achieve your ambitions more quickly.

What we are looking for

We look for talented individuals who want to be a part of transforming education in London, and helping create exceptional places of learning. The successful candidate will have:

  • GCSE Mathematics and English at grade C or above (or equivalent) and relevant level 3 qualification, and, ideally an undergraduate degree and professional management qualification
  • Training and proficiency in the use of a variety of ICT packages, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Proficiency in data entry, management and extraction from MIS systems
  • At least a year's experience working in school or educational establishment
  • Experience of working in an inner city school
  • Experience of working to targets and deadlines
  • Experience of developing admin policies, processes and procedures

Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification.

About Harris Academy Bermondsey:

Harris Academy Bermondsey is a girls' school in the heart of London with drive and ambition. Ofsted rates us as Outstanding in every category,and we are passionate about making a difference to the lives of our young women, ensuring that they have every opportunity to succeed by identifying and nurturing each one's individual talents. Our uncompromising but caring approach to education has put us as one of the highest performing schools nationally for student progress and has led to GCSE results that are above the national average.

Why work at Harris Academy Bermondsey?

  • An 'Outstanding' school, where you will join a very strong team of well qualified teaching and support staff
  • A smart, welcoming environment in which to teach and learn
  • A vibrant central London location, easily accessible by Underground and mainline rail services
  • All the advantages of a successful academy group, including a strong central team of support, teaching and leadership staff
  • Generous Harris rewards and benefits package

Please call to arrange an informal conversation with the Principal.

Harris Benefits

As part of the Harris Federation, we can offer you a range of benefits, including:

  • Access to a diverse network of phase and subject specialist groups
  • Support and mentoring from some of the best leaders in education
  • An Inner London Harris Allowance, plus a performance and loyalty bonus
  • Pension scheme (TPS) and access to our Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan, covering a range of health and wellbeing benefits
  • The opportunity to work with our amazing students!

Click here for a full list of Harris benefits.

The Harris Federation

Harris Federation stands as the leading large Multi Academy Trust for both primary and secondary education in Greater London. Holding a reputation for bringing transformative approaches to education, we hold a unrivalled track record in achieving success through rapid school improvement.

Paramount to what we do is closing the gap between young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers. Social mobility has always been a core mission of the Harris Federation. Within this, we have continuously transformed standards in schools that had, in some cases, failed for generations before joining the Harris Federation. We are committed to ensuring that every child in London has access to the best possible education in order to nurture their individual potential.

Every child in London deserves the best possible education. Join us in creating spaces of learning where children everywhere are nurtured for their potential and given the tools necessary to shape their own future.

We look for talented teachers who are passionate about their subject and making a difference. You can help us transform education in London, and create exceptional places of learning.

Please note: academies may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and this job may be withdrawn at any point without notice. You will still be able to add information until the closing date, but you will not be able to submit your application. With this in mind, you are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Harris academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. In line with our commitments to safeguarding, the Harris Federation uses preferred agencies and is unable to work with any agencies where Terms of Business have not been agreed by both parties prior to an engagement.Harris Federation is fully committed to equality and to valuing diversity as an employer and a provider of education. Click here to view our full equality and diversity statement.

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