Office Administrator (School)

Washingborough Academy, School Lane, Washingborough Lincoln LN4 1BW

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19698 FTE per annum
Contract Type
Appointment Type
Hours per week
33hrs 45 mins (8.30 am 4:00 pm Monday to Friday) term time plus 2 weeks
Contact Name
Debbie Ward
Contact Phone Number
01522 801355
Contact Email Address
Closing Date
Job Reference

Washingborough Academy is set in beautiful, extensive grounds in the centre of Washingborough village, just four miles outside of Lincoln.  We are looking to appoint a friendly and efficient person to work within our very busy office environment.

The successful applicant will be expected to promote and model our ‘Values Based’ school ethos.  Previous experience of working within an educational setting is essential and they should have a cheerful, warm and welcoming personality with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. They will be confident, flexible, organised and able to prioritise to meet fluid deadlines.  Most importantly, they will be able to remain calm under pressure and have a great sense of humour.

The post-holder will be located in the very busy front office and be a point of contact for parents, pupils and all school visitors. We are looking for someone who:

  • Has a welcoming manner and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Is hard working, self-motivated and can use their own initiative
  • Has strong ICT skills and previous experience of managing data systems (Arbor, ParentPay, EYFS Hub)
  • Has excellent organisational and communication skills
  • Is able to work under pressure and prioritise workloads in line with key events
  • Is a good team player and has a desire to build excellent relationships
  • Is committed to child protection, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils

If you feel that you are the right person for this job we would love to hear from you. Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and can be arranged by phoning the school office on 01522 801355.

To obtain an application pack please contact Mrs Deborah Ward, Office Manager on 01522 801355 or download it from the Academy’s website:

Please return completed applications to:

Mrs D Ward, Officer Manager, Washingborough Academy, School Lane, Washingborough, Lincoln  LN4 1BW

Alternatively, email to:

Closing date: 12:00 noon on Monday 28 September 2020.

Interviews will be held on Monday 5 October 2020, with start date as soon as possible.

When interviews do take place the school will contact you directly.

When interviews are taking place schools will follow all Government and Public Health England Guidelines.

Washingborough Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and the above post will be subject to detailed, current references and satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks. 

In accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Here at Lincolnshire County Council, we want our workforce to reflect the make-up of the community we serve. Therefore we welcome all applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability. We consider ourselves to be a family friendly employer, and offer flexible working patterns.

All shortlisted candidates will need to verify their eligibility to work in the UK at interview.

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