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Senior Administrator

37 hpw (Term Time Only plus 5 INSET Days), Monday to Friday. JG5 SCP 12 £22,571 pa - 19 £25,927 pa (Actual pro-rata salary £19,739 pa - £22,674 pa). Opportunity to work some additional days during school holidays by negotiation.

The Role

We are looking for a motivated person to be the school’s Senior Administrator. 

To be considered for this position you must have:

  • Knowledge gained through time employed in a similar role
  • The ability to liaise and effectively communicate with a range of stakeholders
  • Possess excellent organisational, communication and ICT skills
  • The temperament to stay calm and be persuasive in dealing with conflict or pressured situations
  • Be inspired by a high-paced and dynamic working environment

Ideally you will also have some experience of working with websites/using social media.

Gordano School offers an excellent benefits package including contributory pension scheme, a comprehensive employee assistance programme and benefits (offering discounts on shopping), child care vouchers, cycle to work scheme and on-site parking.

The School

Gordano School is a large and highly successful 11-18 comprehensive secondary school approximately eight miles outside Bristol. This includes a thriving Sixth Form of nearly 400 students that is strongly integrated into the school and offers significant opportunities for Post-16 teaching in over 30 courses. We are the sole secondary school serving the popular town of Portishead, and benefit greatly from being a central part of our community.

We view education as something bigger than just academic achievement. We have a record of considerable academic success, but believe that an education should be about preparing young people for their future lives in a complete sense. As well as consistently positive Progress 8 and Level 3 Value Added outcomes at GCSE and A Level respectively we place great emphasis on student leadership, an unparalleled extra-curricular programme and student progression to their next steps in a wide range of academic and vocational routes.

We pride ourselves on the very high-quality support for colleagues at all stages of their career through internal and external CPD, including our membership of the Lighthouse Schools Partnership’s Centre of Professional Development, with staff involved across all levels of NPQ programmes. We maintain significant involvement in Initial Teacher Training and deliver comprehensive ECT induction in association with the Five Counties Teaching School Hubs Alliance and Ambition Institute. Our very large staff body allows regular opportunities for progression into leadership roles at all levels.

We were judged Outstanding in all categories in our last Ofsted inspection, but, just as importantly, seek to be a very happy school community with a big heart. This has never been more evident than in the last year, where we have been incredibly proud of the response from our brilliant staff, children and families to the Covid pandemic.

Application forms and a covering letter must be submitted by email to Submission of a Curriculum Vitae is optional.

Closing date: 9:00am on Thursday 19 May 2022
Interviews: w/c 23 May 2022

Gordano School supports Equal Opportunities Employment.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Enhanced DBS checks are required for all successful applicants.