The Haven VA CE/Methodist Primary School

School Secretary

Eastbourne, East Sussex
£18,394 - £19,532 pro rata
05 Jan 2017
20 Jan 2017

The Haven VA CE/Methodist Primary School

Atlantic Drive, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN23 5SW

Tel/Fax: 01323 471781/471796


Acting Headteacher: Mrs Sharon Trathen

NOR: 437

School Secretary required immediately

25 hours per week – 8.30am-1.30pm daily (term time only)

Salary £18,394 - £19,532 pro rata

The governors are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, self-motivated, experienced secretary who can provide a full secretarial service to the Headteacher and other members of the Senior Leadership and school team. You will work closely with the School Business Manager, School Administrator and Finance Assistant in our busy School Office.

Previous experience of school procedures and administrative systems would be a great advantage but training can be provided. It is essential that you are able to communicate and relate with confidence and empathy to a wide range of contacts - pupils, parents, staff, School Governors and the local community. Other key requirements are the ability to identify work priorities and meet work deadlines, have good IT skills, including Word and Excel, and be adaptable to new technologies. A knowledge of, or a willingness to learn, in the maintenance/updating of the school website is essential.

We are very proud of The Haven VA CE/Methodist Primary School, which has a friendly, caring and Christian ethos; with a highly motivated team. A distinctive feature of the school is it cares for the individual and enables everyone, from pupils, to staff, to be valued, supported and nurtured. We are always looking for ways in which to respond to the changing and challenging demands of a school environment.

All candidates should support the clear Christian ethos of the school.

For further information and recruitment pack please visit the school website and download. We welcome visits to the school or if you wish to discuss informally any part of the role please contact Kim Dennis, School Business Manager on 01323 471781 Option 3 who will happily arrange a visit or talk through the vacancy.

Closing date: Friday 20th January 2017 at 9.00 am

Interview date: Monday 30th January 2017

This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2009. 


The school will need to ensure that they are not knowingly employing a person who is disqualified under the 2009 Regulations in connection with relevant childcare provision.  Accordingly, the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate to the school, by completing a self-declaration form as part of the pre-employment checks process, that they have not been disqualified under the 2009 Regulations. 


If the preferred candidate is found to be disqualified under the 2009 Regulations, the offer of employment will be subject to the application by the preferred candidate to Ofsted for a waiver and the receipt of a waiver from Ofsted. 


Additional Information


Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits. 
 This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff
and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to

Equal Opportunities


East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.

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