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Castle School

Castle School

Senior Administrator

9:00 am – 2:30 pm Monday to Friday

25 hours per week Monday to Friday

Term-time plus 10 days worked flexibly during the holidays

Some flexibility in when the hours are worked during the week can be accommodated.

Scale 4, pts 7-11

£24,294 - £25,979 fte

£14,399 - £15,398 pro rata*

*subject to confirmation of continuous service within Cambridgeshire County Council

Castle School is an Area Special School in Cambridge serving 240 pupils with special needs ranging from 4 to 19 years of age.  We are looking for a senior administrator to join our team.  The role will work across our main site on Courtney Way and our Early Years provision, which is co-located with The Fields Nursery on Galfrid Rd Cambridge. 

The role is a diverse one, incorporating all aspects of school administration.  It would be ideal for someone with good attention to detail, who thrives on the variety in a busy school office.  Previous experience of working in a school office or special school would be beneficial, but not essential provided you can demonstrate a commitment to keeping our students safe and an understanding of the particular challenges when keeping students with special educational needs safe.

You will often be the first point of contact for visitors and those phoning or emailing the school.  A confident, clear communication style will be an asset to you in this role.  You will be handling sensitive and confidential information, so you should be able to demonstrate that you are discrete, trustworthy and able to remain calm in challenging situations.  You will liaise regularly with the wide range of professionals who work with our students.  Care is required when sharing data with other services.  Good attention to detail is essential and an understanding of Data Protection Regulations would be beneficial, but training will be provided.

A substantial part of the role will be to organise meetings and ensure necessary documents are updated and shared with parents and appropriate professionals before and after each meeting.  You will need to be well organised and methodical as well as a proficient user of ICT including Word, Outlook, Excel and Office 365.  As the role transitions to being based fully at our Early Years site, you will also provide general admin support to the team there. To balance the different demands of the role you will be both methodical to ensure you hit key deadlines and flexible in the face of changing priorities.

Our school is a warm and welcoming place.  We strive to provide our pupils with a bespoke and therapeutic experience utilising our excellent staff and purpose-built facilities. Visits to the school are warmly welcomed; please call the school office (01223 442400) to arrange this.

Castle School is committed to the safeguarding and promotion of children’s welfare. All applicants will be subject to online checks prior to shortlisting and all appointments are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. Safeguarding procedures form part of the induction process. A copy of the school’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy is available to download from the school’s website The school will require a Certificate of Good Conduct, where applicable, from the professional regulating authority in the country in which the applicant has worked. References will be applied for prior to interview.

If you would like to apply for this position please visit the ‘Welcome’ section of our website and click on the ‘Vacancies’ tab. You will then be able to download an application pack and an application form.