Administrative Assistant

Salary: £19,650-£20,852 per annum, Pro rata salary: £10,213-£10,837 per annum

Hours of Work: 25 hours per week, 8.30 – 4.30 (Mon – Fri) with 1 hour for lunch

Working Pattern: Term time only plus 1 week (40 weeks per annum)

Start date: 1 September 2022

Closing date: 15 August, 2022

Interview date: 18 August, 2022

Fernhurst Primary School is set in spacious grounds in the heart of the West Sussex countryside, where pupils have a strong sense of community with a set of shared values which underpin the life of the school.  The dedicated team of staff and Governors strive to create an environment in which every child is a happy and successful learner.

The successful candidate will ideally have school-based experience and will therefore be proficient in IT programmes such as SIMS and Tucasi as well as Word, Excel, and the Microsoft Office Suite.

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing a professional service supporting the Headteacher in aspects of financial, HR and payroll administration, in compliance with Trust and statutory policy, regulations and procedures.  You will also be responsible for aspects of to ensure compliance with the Data Protection Act and GDPR regulations.

In addition, undertaking a breadth of administrative duties you will contribute to an effective and efficient administrative provision for Fernhurst Primary School. Some experience in administration is preferable but training for the various aspects of the role will be arranged

The successful applicant will: 

  • Ideally have previous experience in a similar setting
  • Be calm and effective even under pressure, in a very busy school environment with frequent interruptions
  • Be able to prioritise own workload
  • Be an effective communicator, confident in liaising with colleagues, pupils, parents, governors and outside agencies both written and verbally
  • Be proactive and adept at problem-solving
  • Have good computer and keyboard skills
  • Provide an effective hospitality and reception service

Fernhurst Primary School is part of the University of Chichester Multi-Academy Trust.  Each school/academy has a unique identity, but a shared belief of creating a positive and enriching environment, where all staff feel valued and proud to be part of the Trust. 

For full details and an application form please visit our website at  For an informal discussion or to visit the school, please contact the school office (01428) 653144, or email

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.