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Admin Assistant

£18,533 per year (ERYC Grade 4 term time pro rata)
Term Entry
Fixed term until 31 August 2024
Type Hours
Full Time or Part Time (37 hours per week)
Monday to Friday
Riverside Special School, Ainsty Street, Goole, DN14 5JS
Closing date
Job closes on 25 June*
Interview date
Interviews are Week commencing 3 July
Service area
Service area: Schools
Job reference
Job reference: RSSS004931
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The job itself

Riverside School is an over-subscribed community day special school, which caters for children aged 2 – 19 years. In 2020, the school was transformed by a large-scale refurbishment and extension project. Our expanded capacity now includes a designated EYFS provision and Sixth Form department, in line with the East Riding’s Common Offer for special schools. The school’s designation has also changed to accommodate individuals with SLD and complex needs, though many of our older students present as MLD. In addition to this building work, the school has developed a range of outdoor facilities to enhance pupils learning further, including animal care, horticulture and STEM activities. We now have a fabulous site on which we meet the needs of our children. We aim to keep pupils engaged whilst striving to develop their basic skills (Literacy and Numeracy) as well as social and life skills.

You would be joining a happy and successful school. More information about our school vision is available on the school website. Please contact us to discuss the possibility of a visit as we’d love to show you around our fabulous school.

We are seeking an experienced Admin Assistant. Being able to maintain confidentiality is essential along with a sense of humour and willingness to help others. You will have experience of working in a busy office environment, preferably in the education sector. This post involves mostly Admin duties; but also entails meeting with and dealing with staff, pupils, parents/carers and visitors to the school. The need to have good IT knowledge is essential, as the school has invested in new computer technology such as School Pod and Blue Sky. Admin tasks such as keeping the school website up to date as well as various essential databases within school. Competency in software such as the Microsoft Office package and other IT related hardware is also desirable.

Full & part time applicants welcomed – Please state within your application the hours you would prefer.

The post holder will work within an established Admin team. To start on the 1st September 2023, when all safeguarding recruitment checks are complete, we are seeking a friendly and caring person who is able to establish positive working relationships with children and adults. You will have a good standard of general education including Maths and English. A recognised administration qualification would be advantageous, though not essential with relevant experience. As would a knowledge of the SEN education sector. You will be willing to undertake further training to develop your knowledge, skills and understanding of how to work most effectively with pupils who have a diverse range of needs, including a willingness to undertake CALM training (Child Restraint for children with SEN) and attend First Aid, Safer Assistance (Moving and Handling), Hydrotherapy Pool support courses & MIDAS/Minibus training, where appropriate. We expect all staff to share the school’s commitment of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults.

We can offer:

  • A friendly and caring work environment
  • Excellent facilities within a modern building
  • The opportunity to join our school and be supported by a class teacher as mentor
  • A commitment to a wide range of professional development

Visits to the school are actively encouraged. More information about our school and our children is available on the school website.

Online applications close on 25 June. Applications will be received at the school up until 12noon on 26 June.

Want to know more?

Get in touch for more information.

Abby Wilson
Hr Manager
01405 763925
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Pay and reward

The Council is undertaking a review of pay and reward as part of its ambitions to attract and retain employees by having effective pay and development structures in place to support modern ways of working and to support the provision of Council services which meet local priorities. Please note that the future terms and conditions of this post may change following the outcome of this review.

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Schools applications

This school does not have the resources to send individual notifications to all applicants who are not shortlisted so if you have not been contacted within 2 weeks of the closing date you should assume you have been unsuccessful.

If selected for interview, an online search will be conducted for candidates. This is in line with KCSiE 2022.

DBS/Medical check

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS clearance check. The school is committed to safeguarding children and promoting their welfare. All members of staff are expected to share this commitment.

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