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Ark White City Primary Academy

  • £28,998 - £31,344
  • London / London
  • Permanent
Posted 1 week ago

Location: White City, London.

Closing Date: 9:00am on Monday 5th August 2024

Interview Dates: Please note that interviews will be held on a rolling basis, and we reserve the right to close the application process early. Early application is advised.

Salary: Ark Support Staff Scale 6 point 8 – 13 £28,998 – £31,344

Hours: 8am – 4.30 pm, 40 hours a week, 41 weeks a year

Start date: September 2024

Contract: Permanent



An exciting opportunity join our brand-new school in the heart of White City. 


About the role: 

  • Establish and maintain efficient administrative systems and processes to support the effective running of the school
  • Provide general clerical and administrative support for the school
  • Maintain manual and computerised records and management information systems, producing accurate lists or data as required by colleagues or compliance bodies
  • Liaise with colleagues and external contacts at all levels of seniority with confidence, tact and professionalism
  • Maintain stationery and photocopier paper supplies, manage stock cupboard and distribute as required
  • Arrange school trips efficiently, taking responsibility for bookings and coordination of all school trip requirements
  • Provide cover for the reception desk as necessary
  • Be first point of contact for first aid and be responsible for maintaining first aid resources, assisting with student welfare and liaise with parents where necessary. Share ethos and culture of excellence as face of the school, comprehensive administrative and organisational support to the primary school.
  • To be a point of contact for visitors and parents providing a warm and professional service. To be willing to undertake additional responsibility as necessary.


View the full job description and person specification here


About our school: 

We are a primary school and nursery offering a great education for local children of White City. Our school opened in September 2023, bringing together Ark Swift Primary Academy and Ark Burlington Danes Primary Academy to create one, two-form entry school.  


Our new school is a brand-new purpose-built and modern building on the new EdCity site in the heart of White City. We have state-of-the-art facilities including a roof terrace with growing gardens for each year group, a space for outside lessons and a high-quality playground area. It also has a multi-purpose cooking, DT, science and art room and a sensory room. The school has been designed with extra wide learning corridors which can be used as flexible breakout spaces from the classrooms.  


Guided by our values of Excellence, Friendship, Courage and Determination, Ark White City Primary Academy strives to build a community committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. Our values are important to us and we will ensure that we promote them and recognise where others ‘live the Ark White City Primary Academy values’. 


Find out more about us by visiting  


What we offer:

  • Salaries 2.5% higher than main pay scale.
  • Generous pension scheme.
  • Access to Ark rewards – a scheme offering savings from over 3,000 major retailers.
  • Interest-free loans – up to £5,000 available for season ticket or to buy a bicycle.
  • Gym discounts – offering up to 40%.
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme – providing free, confidential counselling, legal advice and a range of different support.


Click here to find out more about the benefits we offer.


How to apply:

Please visit and submit your application. Please note we will be reviewing applications on an on-going basis and this advert may close earlier than advertised depending on the level of response. Early application is strongly encouraged.


If you would like to know more about this opportunity, please contact   020 8161 9300.


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Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its academies. In order to meet this responsibility, its academies follow a rigorous selection process to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants.  


Ark requires all employees to undertake an enhanced DBS check. You are required, before appointment, to disclose any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. Non-disclosure may lead to termination of employment. However, disclosure of a criminal background will not necessarily debar you from employment – this will depend upon the nature of the offence(s) and when they occurred. To read more about Ark’s safer recruitment process, please click this link. 


We aim to build a diverse and inclusive organisation where everyone – staff and students – can do their best work and achieve their full potential. We want to reflect and represent diverse perspectives across our organisation because we know that doing so will make us stronger and more effective. To know more about Ark’s diversity and inclusion commitments, please click on this link.




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