Apprentice School Administrator - Prescot Primary School - REF: 006

Company overview:

"Prescot Primary School is a two form entry primary school and nursery catering for children between the ages of three and 11. We currently have 411 pupils on roll. 
Further information about the school can be found on our website www.prescotprimary.org.uk"

Key responsibilities for the role:

  • Must be able to complete an apprenticeship framework in Business Admin or Customer Service
  • Assisting with the smooth running of the school reception in a friendly, co-operative and confidential way

Duties will include

  • Welcoming and signing visitors in and out
  • Acting as immediate point of contact with parents
  • Dealing with telephone calls and emails in a timely and efficient manner
  • Dealing with incoming and outgoing post
  • Photocopying

Key skills to be successful in your application:

  • Qualifications required/predicted in English and Maths 4/C and above or must be able to achieve Level 2 alongside apprenticeship
  • Good communication skills
  • Friendly nature
  • Ability to prioritise and handle multiple tasks
  • Good IT knowledge/understanding

Location: Prescot Primary School, Maryville Road, Prescot, L34 2TA                 
Contracted Hours: 30               
Hourly rate of pay: National Minimum Wage

Closing date: Monday 10 August 2020

How to apply: 
1. Download and complete the application form 

2. Include the job reference you are applying for in the subject box of an email and send it to theknowsleyapprentice@knowsley.gov.uk


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