January 17, 2023
Job Type
Short Summary
Are you an experienced and driven administration officer who wants to share your ideas to create a fun, exciting and engaging provision for students with social emotional and mental health needs?
Grade 4, SP7. Full time £22,369 pa, actual from £15,513.32 pa
Working Pattern
30 hours per week, term time only plus five INSET days • Required for February 2023
Closing Date
January 30, 2023


Are you an experienced and driven administration officer who wants to share your ideas to create a fun, exciting and engaging provision for students with social emotional and mental health needs? If so, we would love to hear from you.

Day to day responsibilities of this busy role will be varied but will include:

  • Providing a first-class customer service experience to staff, parents and visitors.
  • Supporting the teaching and admin team in the preparation and dissemination of a wide range of written documentation and communications.

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Be educated to at least GCSE level, with passes in English and Maths.
  • Have an excellent command of written and verbal English.
  • Have high level of attention to detail.
  • Have highly effective communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Have at least 2 years experience in an administrative role.
  • Have excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Have the ability to organise and prioritise workload.
  • Have the ability to identify stakeholders’ needs quickly and deal with queries.
  • Have reliability, tact, diplomacy, confidentiality and sensitivity are paramount to this post.
  • Be a hard worker.

Hamilton School is an SEMH (Social, Emotional, and Mental Health) Special School in Reading educating up to 64 students with Education, Health Care Plans (EHCP). Our mission is to recognise each and every one of our students as individuals, and to nurture their potential, developing the whole child through a therapeutic approach. This means that you would have to be a resilient character who is able to remain positive when dealing with challenging behaviour. The school is proud to have recently opened its doors to a state-of-the-art building with wonderful new facilities for both pupils and staff.

In January 2020 Hamilton School joined the Maiden Erlegh Trust family of schools, whose motto is “schools for the community, schools as a community”. The aim for every school in the Trust, whilst espousing their values and ethos, and having a core of common policies and procedures, will serve its own community’s needs in a bespoke way and also create a feeling of community within its own school. In that way all the potential and talents of every child and every member of staff will be nurtured.

Being part of the Maiden Erlegh Trust also offers a range of career opportunities across our schools. For our teaching team we offer a flexible CPD programme which staff can tailor to their own needs which includes coaching and training for new entrants to the profession and to support career returners.

We have a proven track record of supporting ambitious staff in to middle and senior leadership posts and can offer opportunities to broaden your impact on the sector through the work of the Maiden Erlegh Institute. We are very happy to discuss flexible working arrangements, including part-time working and job-sharing.

If you would like to have an informal chat with the hiring manager or visit the school, please email our recruitment team who can help organise this.

Closing date: 9am, Monday 30 January 2023

Interviews: Shortly after the closing date

The Trust reserves the right to interview and appoint before the closing date.

Maiden Erlegh Trust is committed to safeguarding, equality and promoting the welfare of children and staff. We are also committed to being ambitious for all and supporting everyone to reach their full potential. All employees of the Trust are expected to share these commitments. All posts require satisfactory employment checks and references and a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. All Leadership roles will require a Section 128 check.

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