Administration Assistant Apprentice - St. Aloysius Catholic Primary School (REF. 015)

Published on: Friday, 21-November-2014

St. Aloysius is a warm and caring Catholic Primary School. We are committed to high standards and have high expectations.  We are dedicated to providing child centred learning and an environment that is inspirational and allows all children to flourish.  We have a small team of Office Staff which we wish to expand to assist with general office duties.

Key Responsibilities for the role

  • Reception duties – answering telephone; face to face enquiries; dealing with visitors.
  • Taking and accurately recording payments from parents for school meals, school trips etc.
  • Provide routine clerical support; photocopying, filing, emailing, mail distribution.
  • Basic word processing to support teachers in producing school letters/prospectus etc.
  • Provide any other clerical support, under supervision.

Key skills to be successful in your application are

  • Excellent communication skills, being polite and helpful at all times.
  • Provide a good first impression of the school to parents and visitors.
  • A team player, able to build successful relationships with pupils and adults.
  • Good numeracy and literacy skills.
  • Able to use initiative.
  • Ability to use IT, including Microsoft Office (or be able to learn)
  • Understands the importance of keeping information confidential & work within Data Protection Guidelines.

Location: St Aloysius, Roby

Contracted Hours:  8.30 am-3.30pm (1 hr lunch)

Hourly rate of pay: NMW

How to apply

  1. Download and complete the application form (Word)
  2. Return it via email to theknowsleyapprentice@knowsley.gov.uk

Closing Date for applications: Friday 12 December 2014

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