Admin Assistant

Firth Park Academy

  • £19469 - £20123 per annum
  • Sheffield, South Yorkshire / Yorkshire
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
Posted 1 week ago

Salary: NJC 3-5 (£22,737 – £23,500, FTE – Actual salary £19,469 – £20,123) + AET Wellbeing Cash Plan + Pension Scheme (LGPS) + Additional AET Benefits

Hours: 37 hours a week, 39 weeks a year

Start date: September 2024, Permanent

Firth Park Academy is more than just a school; it’s a vibrant community. Our collective spirit, high expectations, and shared ambition have driven significant progress. We are a fully inclusive school, with a distinct ethos that values and respects every individual. Our aspirations for our students are high, and we extend the same to our staff, fostering a sense of belonging and appreciation.

We continue to work tirelessly to ensure our examination results continue to improve and that students continue to feel happy, safe and cared for; one of our key aims is that everybody deserves the chance to fly and that the students are challenged and developed academically by the stimulating and rewarding education they receive. We love to help our students learn and value the staff who help them do so, thanks to:

  • A real ethos of family where we all value strong, positive relationships and support each other.
  • An outstanding professional development programme for staff at all stages of their career.

The role:

We are currently hiring a Admin Assistant who will:

  • Ensure the smooth running of the Academy’s Reception and Admin Support Service , including the provision of reception, postal, switchboard and stationery as requested and adhere to the administrative procedures and processes.
  • Provide effective reception cover and receive visitors to the Academy, when required, and to communicate with courtesy and clarity to all staff, students, parents, carers, visitors, outside agencies and the wider community, including answering general telephone and face to face enquiries.
  • Undertake administrative work ensuring timely completion to deadlines by providing general clerical. reprographics and administrative support ensuring that all tasks are completed in line with Academy deadlines.
  • Maintain and update all administrative and information systems and processes as required, including retrieving and collating information to ensure the delivery of a high level administrative service, and produce lists, information and data as required, for example, student data and to maintain and collate reports as required.

We would welcome application from candidate with the following:

  • Experience of working in a busy office environment
  • Strong administration skills including proficiencies with IT systems such as Office or Google.
  • Proven experience in an office supervisor or equivalent role
  • Ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with staff, students, professionals, parents/carers and outside agencies
  • Ability to investigate, analyse and interpret a range of information and make objective recommendations

This is an exciting opportunity for someone passionate about administration and making a positive difference in the lives of young people. We would love to hear from you if you are passionate about administration and office management and possess the necessary administrative skills.


We warmly welcome visits to the school so you can see your relevant department in action and meet staff with whom you could potentially work from September. Our facilities are outstanding across the school, so you would have all the tools available to you.

Informal enquiries are welcome – please contact

About Academies Enterprise Trust

AET was established in 2008 and is now a national network of 57 primary, secondary, and special schools. We are proud of our diverse and inclusive network which spans nearly every region in England. We want our people to be empowered to do their best work, supported by the best leadership they’ve ever had, so that we provide an excellent education to every child, in every classroom.

With excellent leadership and teaching in every school, we will help children go on to lead successful and happy lives. We acknowledge and appreciate the exceptional efforts of all our people.

AET Staff Benefits

Career development and training: AET offers a wide range of statutory and developmental training to help you succeed in your career.

  • Great pension | Healthcare cashback and helpline | Employee assistance programme
  • Free financial advice | Salary advances | Affordable loan scheme | Electric car and bike schemes
  • Lifestyle savings | Discounted gym membership | Travel and leisure scheme

The role is due to commence: September 2024

Closing date: 9th Aug

Interviews are scheduled to take place on or as soon as possible after the closing date

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CV’s.

Academies Enterprise Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a robust, fair and consistent recruitment process which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

Academies Enterprise Trust embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. Job share, part time and flexible working opportunities will be considered.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and there is a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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