Administrative Assistant for Deer Park School

Administrative Assistant – 37 hours per week, 8.15am to 4.15pm Monday to Thursday and 8.15am to 3.45pm Friday, term time only (39 weeks). Grade C – Step 1 FTE £18,933, Actual Annual Salary £16,194.96.

Deer Park School is a brand new seven-form entry secondary school opening in September 2021 initially with four forms of Year 7 and growing to full capacity of seven forms of entry over the next seven years.

For the right candidate this is a unique chance to work in a multi-faceted role as part of the founding team in the heart of a new community.

The successful candidate will support the administrative work throughout the school and be responsible for both the Learning Resources Centre (LRC) and Resources departments. You must be flexible, reliable and enthusiastic and relate positively to students and staff. Experience of Microsoft Office and Publisher is essential, as is an interest in books/reading.

Benefits of working for our trust include:
• Enrolment in one of the UK’s Largest public sector pension schemes
• A tax efficient Cycle-to-Work scheme through salary sacrifice
• A tax efficient IT Leasing scheme through salary sacrifice
• Friendly and sociable colleagues
• Staff membership rates to our modern on-site Leisure Centre
• Good transport links
• Free on-site car park

Applications should be on Wildern Academy Trust application forms, our application form does differ from the standard Hampshire County Council form and individual CV’s will not be accepted. If you currently work in a school, please ensure one of your references is from your current Headteacher.

Wildern Academy Trust application forms can be downloaded from the links below. Further information about Deer Park School can be found here.

Completed application forms should be e-mailed to or sent by post for the attention of Mrs F Mitchell, Wildern School, Wildern Lane, Hedge End, Southampton, SO30 4EJ.

Please submit your application as soon as possible as we may invite candidates to interview before the closing date. Closing Date: Midday Monday 28th June 2021.

Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close a vacancy earlier than the advertised date if we receive applications that meet the criteria. Once a vacancy has closed, we are unable to consider further applications, so please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Wildern Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

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