Menston Primary School

Making our World a Better Place


Senior Administration Officer (Band 6 SCP 17-21 to Band 7 SCP 21-25)

32 hours per week, Term Time Only + 1 week

The Governors of this popular and friendly school seek to appoint a highly capable Senior Administration Officer with the drive and ambition to lead our office team, working under the direction of the School Business Manager and Senior Leadership Team. The ideal candidate will have an organised, adaptable and innovative approach to their work and and be able to communicate effectively with staff, pupils, parents and visitors.

This post would suit someone with an ambition to develop the skills required for a successful career in school administration/business management.  We welcome applications from those with previous experience of working in a school office, but this is not essential.  The post offers an exciting opportunity to innovate and support the work of a forward thinking school.

We need someone who has:

  • High quality organisational skills and excellent administration skills
  • The ability to work calmly and confidently under pressure
  • An ability to use their own initiative and to motivate others
  • Excellent literacy, numeracy and IT skills
  • A commitment to providing a safe environment for children
  • The skills to oversee a friendly, welcoming and efficient reception for pupils, parents, staff and visitors

For the right candidate, we can offer:

  • A well-resourced and supportive school environment in a beautiful, semi-rural location
  • A welcoming and friendly school
  • A rewarding career with opportunities for professional development
  • Access to appropriate high quality training.

In your personal statement we are looking for you to highlight how you would be looking to develop your career within Menston Primary School.  Candidates are encouraged to visit our school website at to get an overview of our school and its ethos.

Interested candidates are invited to visit the school on Thursday 30 November at 4.15 pm. Please email the Business Manager, Val Mooney to arrange a visit:

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 6 December 2017, and interviews will be held during the week commencing Monday 11 December 2017.

Please send completed applications by email to

Senior Administration Officer Application Form

Senior Administration Officer Letter to Candidates

Senior Administration Officer Job Description and Personal Specification

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. You will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure