School Administrator

School Administrator

Job Description

  • Permanent
  • Effingham, UK
  • £26,520 - £28,704 per annum UK / Year

Overview and Responsibilities

School Administrator

Location: Effingham, Surrey

Salary: £12.75 – £13.80 per hour (£22,781.69 – £24,657.83 per year actual salary) Plus £1000 Welcome bonus *

Hours: 40 hours per week, Term time only

Aurora Poppyfield School

Part of the Aurora Group, Aurora Poppyfield School in Effingham, Surrey opened in February 2022, they provide day placements for students aged 11-16 years old with Autism and associated behavioural and communication difficulties.

We are currently looking to recruit a School Administrator to join our expanding team and work alongside the School Business Manager to aid the smooth running of the school.

Key Duties:

  • To be a point of contact for enquiries and referrals from Aurora commissioning and placements team although the administration for new pupils will be completed by the Pupil Administrator.
  • In conjunction with the Pupil Administrator, liaise with parents, staff and outside agencies with regards to all pupil related meetings, visits, etc., including arranging Review Meetings.
  • To liaise with the Designated Person for Child Protection regarding any concerns for pupil welfare.
  • Maintain the Schools information system with pupil & family details.
  • Ensure that all registers are up to date and follow up any unexplained absences.
  • General administration to type correspondence or documents as requested by other members of staff.
  • Monitoring school emails and forwarding / answering as appropriate.
  • Covering Reception and telephone, welcoming visitors – ensuring correct procedures are followed.
  • Receive, open, check and inform Finance assistant of goods delivered.
  • Ensure Soldo card receipts are obtained and scan to file in a timely manner.

Please note that duties will vary and you will be expected to contribute to the overall aims of Poppyfield when required.

For the full job description please contact Liz from the recruitment team

Skills and Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Good level of literacy and numeracy (at least 5 GCSEs [or equivalent] above C to include English and Maths).
  • Demonstrable experience of working in an administrative role within HR or finance. (Preferably in a school setting)
  • Computer literacy – Excel, Word, Outlook, Access, PowerPoint (desirable) and ability to use range of databases once trained
  • Accurate typing, touch typing desirable.
  • Organised, good time management.
  • Ability to manage own time to deal with multiple tasks.
  • High levels of interpersonal ability with excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Able to work as part of a team but also to work alone.
  • Ability to be discreet, confidential and reliable.
  • Experience of SEN children/young adults desirable.

Benefits and Additional Information

Be part of our successful team and also benefit from a generous package that includes:

  • Life assurance
  • Pension
  • * Welcome bonus is payable in 2 payments –  50% following successful completion of probation and 50% after one year service
  • Perkbox – offering high street discounts
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Car lease scheme
  • Fully funded training and qualifications
  • Bike to work scheme
  • Free membership to our Health cash back plan – Claim back money on services such as dental, optical, physio and many more.

How to apply:

You can apply online by completing our online application form.  For more information on this position please contact Liz on  /

Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment safeguarding checks including an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Aurora Group is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are “spent” unless they are “protected” under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.

The Aurora Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young adults in our care and is a disability confident and equal opportunities employer.

This advert could be taken down at any point in time without prior notice if the position is filled. 

Please note that candidates that are shortlisted might be subject to an online search. 

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