Administrative Assistant

Start Date:
Interview Date:
Interviews beginning 22/05/2023
Pay Scale:
FET Range D (Point 10-15) £20,904.15 - £22,879.51 - actual salary £17,980
High Point Academy
Contract Type:
Closing Date for Applications:
19/05/2023 9:00 am

Our educates secondary school pupils with a diagnosis of autism and moderate learning difficulties.  Our school is part of Forward Education Trust which was established in 2017 serving special schools across the West Midlands area.

The successful candidate will be professional, able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines. They will be able to multitask and manage a varied workload prioritising in a fast-paced environment. They will have strong ICT, literacy and communication skills.

Working with our small friendly school office team offers an exciting range of challenges, you are at the centre of the efficient working of our school, working directly with our most important stakeholders – our children, their families and our staff. You will have a direct impact on helping to ensure our school remains successful in the care and education of our children.

Key responsibilities will include;

  • Providing an efficient and effective administrative service to the school
  • Providing excellent reception and switchboard support to the school
  • Administration of pupil records including pupil attendance and dinners
  • Supporting with financial administration including raising purchase orders and administering online parent payments

The Trust is committed to providing continuous professional development for all staff and will endeavour to offer a supportive, motivating, and engaging working environment. We also offer sector competitive pay, a 24/7 employee support helpline, access to FET HUB – our rewards and wellbeing platform, as well as working with a supportive team in a friendly and inclusive working environment.



To apply, please complete an application form and email it to

The Trust may review applications upon receipt and may call applicants for interview prior to the advert closing date. Therefore, you are encouraged to make an early application for this role and we reserve the right to close the vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date.

Please note that only fully completed Forward Education Trust Application forms will be accepted; we will not read accompanying Curriculum Vitae (CV) or accept them in place of an application form.

If you do not hear from the school within 14 days of the closing date, please assume that your application has not been shortlisted. The successful applicants will require an enhanced DBS check and will be subject to relevant pre-employment checks.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.

 Forward Education Trust is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate must promote this ethos.

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