Administration / Finance Assistant

Full Time | Hillside, SCOTLAND | 4 months | Deadline: 05 Feb 2020
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Job Summary

Full Time
Salary: £18,426 - £19,171 ...

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Job Description

37hpw, 39 weeks per year (term time including 5 PD days).
8.30am - 4.30pm Monday - Thursday (with half hour lunch break).
8.30am - 4.30pm Friday (with half hour lunch break).

Are you flexible and enthusiastic in your approach, professional, organised, have great attention to detail and a passion for doing things properly?

Do you have the ability to produce well-written correspondence and documentation of a high quality in terms of layout, spelling, punctuation and grammar, using Standard English in a clear and easy-to-read format?

Are you able to use your initiative well, to assess situations and act accordingly, whilst ensuring you continue to follow embedded processes and procedures?

Do you have outstanding customer service skills and an excellent telephone manner, with the ability to take full and accurate messages, welcoming visitors and callers thoughtfully and appropriately?

We are seeking a well-motivated, adaptable, proactive person with a very warm personality, to join the team at our all-age special school for pupils with a wide range of complex needs including Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD), Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) and Autism.

As one of the first points of contact for our many visitors and callers, a professional appearance with a very friendly, helpful and welcoming manner is essential.

You will have:

  • outstanding communication, interpersonal and organisational skills
  • flexibility
  • the ability to multi-task
  • the ability to work co-operatively and use your initiative effectively
  • excellent literacy and numeracy skills
  • a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook (essential)
  • experience of managing database systems, controlling an electronic diary and of handling cash in an office environment would be an advantage.

Confidentiality, discretion and a considerate manner are vital and a cheerful nature, a positive 'can do' attitude and a good sense of humour, are all essential.

Experience of working in a school environment is not necessary as full training will be provided.
You will have GCSEs grades A-C (or equivalent) in English and Mathematics, as a minimum.

Hillside is a very successful school that places the pupils at the heart of everything. We retained our 'Outstanding' rating, for a fourth consecutive occasion, in a short inspection by Ofsted in March 2018.

The staff are friendly and supportive and as a school, we are passionate about equality and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities, which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.

*Actual: £15,640 - £16,272

Pupils on Roll: 91

If this post is of interest to you and you want to make a real contribution to our school, please get in touch. We actively encourage you to see our school in action before applying. To arrange a visit or, if after reading the full details about the post, you have any questions, please contact Emma Thake, Business Manager, on (01787) 372808 or by email:

If you think you have the qualities to fulfil this role we would welcome an application from you. All applications must be made on an official application form and must be accompanied by a covering letter.

For full details, an application pack and how to apply, can be also be found on the school website:

Alternatively, an application pack is available to download from the related information section.

Please send your application for the attention of Emma Thake, Business Manager to: or in the post to Hillside Special School, Hitchcock Place, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 1NN. 

Interview date: 27 February 2020.

If you submit an application but have not heard from us by Wednesday 26 February 2020, you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the school.

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