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School Senior Administrator with HR responsibilities
  • Employer: St Matthew Academy
  • Reference: STMA/22/220077
  • Published: Mon 21/11/2022, 0:01 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 06/12/2022, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time, Part Time, Term Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: Scale point 6 £32,089 – £34,918 (Pro Rata £28,427 to £30,933 for term time plus two weeks)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Blackheath, London (London Borough of Lewisham), Lewisham

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School Senior Administrator with HR responsibilities

Salary:  Scale point 6 £32,089 – £34,918 (Pro Rata £28,427 to £30,933 for term time plus two weeks)

Required:  ASAP (subject to notice period)

Contract/Duration:  Permanent, full time, part time or term time plus two weeks’ (negotiable)

Hours:  36 hours per week, 8:00am - 4:00pm (negotiable)

Location:  SE3 0XX, Blackheath, London Borough of Lewisham


We have a fantastic opportunity to appoint a committed and ambitious senior administrator here at St Matthew Academy, a high performing school where pupils flourish both academically and socially.

This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate who is able to work independently with minimal supervision. Ideally they will have a good understanding of day to day HR functions or be keen to learn and undertake appropriate training. We work with an external HR Advisory Team who offer a first class service to our onsite HR senior administrator. The candidate will support the Academy Business Manager, Governing Body and Headteacher in ensuring all HR related matters are dealt with promptly and efficiently.


Do you have experience of working within the education sector as an administrator and are now ready for your next challenge?

Or are you looking for a job which can fit around school working hours and holidays?

Or perhaps you want a job which offers opportunities for training and future progression


If yes, then this could be the perfect role for you!  In October 2019 Ofsted confirmed SMA as a good school where all pupils, through their hard work and commitment, are able to ‘let their light shine’. We are now on the next stage of the journey to becoming a truly great school at the heart of the community we serve.


The successful candidate will be:

·      Be reliable and able to use time management skills effectively

·      Have experience of using school administrative systems such as SIMS

·      Be fully competent in the use of IT packages which must include Microsoft Office

·      Have excellent interpersonal skills, be highly motivated and have the ability to work well under pressure

·      Be an excellent communicator in both verbal and written communication

·      Be friendly and approachable with a welcoming and professional manner

·      Be able to demonstrate the ability to work effectively and contribute positively within a team environment

·      Be genuinely committed and passionate to ensuring high expectations for pupils, staff and themselves

·      An active promoter of our Catholic ethos

·      Fully support and drive the Academy’s aim to ensure equality and diversity permeates throughout the Academy


St Matthew Academy is a diverse, vibrant Catholic all-through academy for girls and boys aged 4 to 16, where there are high expectations for everyone in our community. At St Matthew Academy our school motto is ‘let your light shine’ and we ensure that we live this vision every day at the academy by encouraging, promoting and celebrating success with all of our pupils in everything that they do. Our academy is situated between Blackheath and Lewisham in South East London, benefiting from excellent public transport and road links to all parts of London and Kent. Our magnificent buildings offer state of the art resources and the latest technology. Our primary and secondary phases are situated on one site allowing a truly unique all through setting with opportunities for transition, collegiate working and subject development.


We offer:

·      Fantastic pupils with enormous potential

·      Staff who are supportive to each other and enjoy working collaboratively

·      Personalised programme of professional development and coaching for all staff

·      A modern building, in a delightful setting and excellent resources

·      Excellent public transport and road links across London and Kent

·      Fully equipped gym and fitness suite, Season Ticket Loan, Cycle-to-work scheme, Tech Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme

·      A strong commitment to staff well-being

·      We value the importance of diversity in our community and the significance of having staff that are representative of the children we teach. We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as these groups are currently under represented within the Academy.


Our school motto is ‘let your light shine’ and we ensure that we live this vision every day.


How to apply:

To apply, you are required to complete our school application form. Please request an application pack from Ellie Field at or call Ellie on 0207 259 8770 for more information. Your application is a permanent application to our school (not through agency), Hays is our recruitment partner for all permanent appointments.


Closing: 12 noon on Tuesday 6th December 2022

Interviews: Expected to take place WB 12th December 2022. Early applicants will be considered for interview as soon as application is received


For more information about the Academy you can also visit and our Twitter account

*Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early for this role. The school reserves the right to close this advert early should the right candidate be found.