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Administrative Support Officer (Finance Focus)

  • Employer: LIFE Education Trust - Benhurst Primary School
  • Reference: SCH/24/281076
Scale 4.7 - 4.10
Benhurst Primary School
Closing on 02/06/2024 at 09:00
Enhanced DBS Check
Permanent | Part Time/Term Time
20 hours per week.

LIFE Education Trust

Benhurst Primary School

Benhurst Avenue

Elm Park


RM12 4QS

Tel: 01708 450807

Website: www.benhurst.havering.sch.uk  Twitter:@BenhurstPrimary

Headteacher: Ms Alice Larkman


Administrative Support Officer (Finance Focus)

Required:  September 2024

Contract Type: Part Time/Permanent

Hours: 20 hours per week, Core hours 8.30am - 12.30pm or 12.00pm - 4.00pm

Weeks per year: 39 weeks per year (term time plus 1 week)

FTE: 47.73%

Salary:  4.7 - 4.10 (£27,855 - £29,139) Inclusive of Outer London Allowance

Actual Salary: £13,297 - £13,909 p.a Inclusive of Outer London Allowance


Building Great Learning Communities

Our Mission is 'To build great learning communities where children flourish'. To accomplish our mission, we keep our 3 core beliefs at the heart of everything we do: Courageous Optimism, Boundless Creativity and Heartfelt Compassion. We support our schools to deliver excellent pupil outcomes, create vibrant, exciting environments and offer rewarding careers for employees. To help us with this, we are looking to appoint an part-time Administrative Support Officer at Benhurst Primary School to assist and support with a Finance focus on a daily basis, working in the main school office in collaboration with all school employees, under the overall direction of the Operations Manager and Headteacher.

The successful candidates will:

  • Share our passion and commitment to building great learning communities for our pupils
  • Work as part of a team with excellent communication skills
  • Be professional, approachable and caring
  • Possess excellent administrative and organisational skills
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Office including Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent numeracy skills
  • Be able to plan effectively to enable multi-tasking
  • Experience of working in a busy office environment
  • Be diplomatic, confidential, and calm under pressure
  • Be passionate about working in a school and with young people
  • Ability to be flexible to suit the needs of the school

The successful candidate will be part of a positive environment, with dedicated and supportive colleagues who strive for excellence.

In return we can offer you:

  • A strong commitment on developing individual career paths
  • An approach that supports professional growth
  • Supportive and friendly colleagues
  • Happy, friendly and well-behaved pupils
  • A stimulating and welcoming learning environment in a fantastic school community with a family feel
  • An all-inclusive and supportive Senior Leadership Team and Multi-Academy Trust
  • Free flu vaccinations
  • Access to the Schools Advisory Service (SAS) the Trust's employee well-being support and medical programme. This includes 24hour a day access to a GP helpline for you and those in your household, a counselling service, stress management and weight lossprogramme, physiotherapy, menopause support and much more
  • Increased priority in admissions to the Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls school within the Trust
  • Close proximity to Hornchurch Railway Station and on a main bus route
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Access to TES Development
  • Links with the local community, including our charity partner, The Trussell Trust Food Bank
  • Retail discounts



Please forward your completed application form, together with a letter of application and supporting paperwork for the attention of Ms A Larkman to recruitment@lifeeducationtrust.com by Sunday 2nd June.

A copy of the school’s Support Colleague Application Form can be found on the school website www.benhurst.havering.sch.uk.

Shortlisting and interviews will take place w/c Monday 3rd June.  The school reserves the right to interview prior to the deadline date.

For further information about this role, please contact Vicky Smith, Trust People Manager via email at recruitment@lifeeducationtrust.com.

Visits to the school are welcomed.


The Trust reserves the right to interview prior to the deadline date. We encourage and welcome applications from all backgrounds and all parts of the community, particularly people from ethnic minorities who are currently under-represented.

LIFE Education Trust is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the DBS.


Havering Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The protection of our pupils from abuse is the responsibility of all staff within our schools, superseding any other considerations. Therefore Havering Schools comply with the Department for Education ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ guidance.

It is an offence to apply for a post which involves engaging in regulated activity relevant to children if you are barred from doing so. Please be advised that, again in line with ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’, shortlisted candidates (who wish to accept an invite to interview) will be required to submit, prior to their interview, a self-declaration of their criminal record or information that would make them unsuitable to work with children. Upon submission of this information, online checks may be carried out.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974; the successful applicant will be expected to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure check. Having a criminal record will not necessarily debar you from obtaining a position with the School.

Equal Opportunities

Havering Schools aim to promote and ensure equality of opportunity and equal treatment for all. We are committed to equal opportunities in employment regardless of gender, marital status, race, colour, nationality (including citizenship), ethnic or national origins, disabilities, age, sexual orientation, responsibility for dependants, religious or political affiliation and trade union activities. All matters related to employment are decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

How to apply

Please forward your completed application form, together with a letter of application and supporting paperwork for the attention of Ms A Larkman to recruitment@lifeeducationtrust.com by Sunday 2nd June

Further information on this vacancy

This vacancy is now closed