Apprentice Admin Assistant - Knowsley Village Primary School - KA127

Company overview

“Knowsley Village Community Primary School is located in the heart of Knowsley Village. We are a small school with a big vision on a journey from 'Good' to 'Great'. We are a school which centres itself around the value of Respect for All and would welcome an apprentice to join our committed and dedicated team.”

Key responsibilities for the role:

  • Must be able to complete an apprenticeship framework in Business Administration.
  • Undertake administrative tasks associated with school such as typing and other ICT tasks including letters, schedules etc.
  • Provide clerical and admin support e.g. reprographics, filing, emails, organising paperwork etc.
  • Communicate and liaise with staff and parents/carers.

Key skills to be successful in your application are:

  • Qualifications required/predicted GCSE Maths and English Level 4 or above.
  • Computer literate – knowledge and able to use Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Publisher and Powerpoint).
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Organised, punctual and reliable teamworker.
  • Motivated to complete jobs efficiently and timely whilst paying attention to detail.
  • Act in a professional and confidential manner at all times.

Location: Knowsley Village Primary School
Contracted hours: 30 hours a week (42 weeks per year)
Hourly rate of pay: NMW for age
Closing date: 24 January 2022

How to apply 

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