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Administrative Assistant

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St Mary’s Catholic High School, Chesterfield
Salary details
Grade 6, SCP 6-8, £21,968 - £22,777 (FTE), £15,717 - £16,296 (actual salary)
Job term
Part Time
Appointment type
30 hours per week, 42 weeks per year
Closing Date
08 June 2023
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Monday – Friday (hours by negotiation).  30 hours per week x 42 weeks per year term time including INSET days and 3 weeks in the summer holidays (to include exam result weeks).

St Mary's Catholic High School are looking to appoint an experienced, highly organised and competent Administration Assistant to undertake day to day administration in this outstanding school.  This will include working closely with the Sixth Form Leadership team to support the school UCAS (University and College Admissions Services) process.


The successful candidate will be:

  • Educated to GCSE level with 5 GCSEs Grade 4 or above including English and Mathematics.
  • Experienced in working in a busy office environment (school based would be advantageous).
  • Able to remain calm when under pressure and employ tact and diplomacy in difficult/sensitive situations.
  • Confident with excellent organisational and communication skills.
  • Experienced and competent in the use of IT software including Microsoft packages, particularly Excel and Word.
  • A team player with a flexible approach and the ability to prioritise workload and meet deadlines.
  • Reliable, trustworthy and have an understanding of confidentiality issues.

We are particularly keen to reflect the diverse nature of our student community in our staff; we welcome applications from all qualified applicants and strongly believe that diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact to our whole school community.

Potential candidates would be very welcome to have an informal telephone discussion with the Administration Manager before applying.  If you would like to do so or would like any further information, please contact the Headteacher’s PA, Mrs Rachel Gilding by email. 


Application forms may be downloaded from the school’s website www.st-maryshigh.derbyshire.sch.uk or alternatively please email Mrs R Gilding, Headteacher’s PA at rgilding@stmaryschesterfield.org.uk for further information or an application pack. 

Please note that the school is closed for half-term holiday Monday 29 May until Friday 2 June.

Closing date:  9.00 am on Thursday 8 June 2023

Interviews to be held week commencing 12 June 2023

Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.