Senior Administration Officer

Vacancy Description

Position: Senior Administration OfficerSubject: AdministrationSalary: £24,920 - £28,435 per annum

Executive Principal:   Mr Kevin Reynolds MA

New College Durham Academies Trust comprises of two large Academies, Consett Academy and North Durham Academy, located some six miles apart in North West Durham.  New College Durham, is our lead sponsor and both Academies are located in multi million pound new builds, offering unrivalled state of the art facilities for our students and communities in Consett and Stanley.

We are seeking to strengthen our established Administrative Support Team and now require an experienced and highly customer focused Senior Administration Officer to provide a high level, comprehensive & confidential support to the Director of School and manage the administrative support function at North Durham Academy.

Senior Administration Officer – 37 hours pw - whole time - Grade 5 - £24,920 - £28,435 pa

This newly established role, encompasses the full range of administrative support to ensure the smooth running of a busy school.  You will be influential at making things happen!  

The successful candidate will:

  • Hold an NVQ Level 4 or equivalent qualification in a relevant discipline or be able to demonstrate recent extensive and relevant experience working at a senior administrative level.
  • Have relevant experience working in a busy office, ideally (although not essential) within a school environment.
  • Be able to lead and motivate a small team of administrative assistants.
  • Have the confidence, knowledge and ability to develop, establish and maintain a range of customer relationship management information systems, including the academy’s website and social media.
  • Have effective interpersonal skills.  You will instil confidence with academy stakeholders, by adopting a tactful, confidential and professional approach in liaising with colleagues, students, parents/carers and outside agencies – with the safety and well-being of our students at the forefront of your practice.
  • Be able to demonstrate a passion for delivering outstanding levels of customer service, via a variety of mediums and platforms.

To download an application pack, including job description, person specification and application form, please visit our website:   alternatively email a request to

Completed applications should be emailed to: no later than Midday, Friday 1 June 2018.           

Please do not attach copies of CV's/qualification certificates. Only the information detailed on the application form will be used as part of the short-listing process. 

Applicants should assume they have been unsuccessful if we have not contacted them within 28 days of the post-closing.

New College Durham Academies Trust is committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults and will undertake the appropriate employment checks to meet this commitment.

We value diversity and welcome applications from all representatives of the community.

Start Date: To be confirmedClosing Date: 1st June 2018 - 12:00pm

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