Office Administrator – Beacon Federation – Dickleburgh Church of England Academy


Posted on: Friday 5 July 2024 | St Benet's Multi Academy Trust

Dickleburgh Church of England Primary Academy, Harvey Lane, Dickleburgh, Diss, IP21 4NL

Dickleburgh Church of England Primary Academy are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Office Administrator, to assist in the running of our busy school office.

Trust: St Benet’s

Academy Name: Dickleburgh Church of England Academy

Vacancy Job Title:  Office Administrator

Pay Scale:          C3 – Support Staff Scale

Annual Value:  £22,737

Pro-Rata Value:  £14,474

Full Time/Part Time: Part

Contract type: Permanent

Hours per week: 27.5

Term Time:  Term time plus INSET days

Start Date: September 2024


The Role

Dickleburgh C of E Academy, part of the Beacon Federation and St Benet’s Multi Academy Trust, is an outstanding Primary school near to the market town of Diss. We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Office Administrator, to assist in the running of our busy school office. The contract will be for 27.5 hours a week, term time only plus INSET days.


We would love to hear from you if / The successful candidate will:

The ideal candidate should have excellent customer service skills, ICT and communication skills with knowledge of school systems. We are seeking an individual who is well-organised, efficient, flexible, calm, friendly, motivated and passionate about providing an excellent support service to our children, staff and visitors.


About us / We can offer:

In return, we can offer a friendly, welcoming and enthusiastic team, fantastic, well-behaved children, commitment to CPD and professional development and a happy and positive working environment.


Culture and ethos:

  • Proactively promote and demonstrate the Diocese’s vision and values in all aspects of work
  • Challenge, motivate and empower others to set high aspirations and attain ambitious outcomes
  • Treat everyone as a valued individual who is loved by God
  • Promote and demonstrate a culture of continuous improvement which includes keeping abreast of educational developments and best management practice
  • Work collaboratively developing the concept of family across the Trusts and their academies
  • Ensure regular open and honest communication in all professional duties
  • Recognise the importance of serving the wider community and promoting inclusivity.
  • Undertake such other reasonable duties as may be required from time to time as are consistent with the responsibilities of the grade.

The duties and responsibilities highlighted in this job specification are indicative and may vary over time.  Postholders are expected to undertake other duties and responsibilities relevant to the nature, level and scope of the post and the grade has been established on this basis.


Interview Dates: To be mutually agreed

Closing date: Friday 2 August 2024

How to apply

Completed application form to be emailed to;

We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier if sufficient applications have been received.

References may be requested prior to interview and may be contacted on receipt of your application form.  Please contact us to discuss this further if you have any queries.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed. Please contact the school office to book an appointment or speak with the Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher at 01379 740080

St Benet’s Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its children and expects all staff to share this commitment. All appointments will be subject to full safeguarding checks as well as satisfactory references.

The Trust’s safeguarding policy can be found on our website.

This post is likely to come under the requirements of the Childcare (Disqualification) 2009 Regulations and the successful applicant will be required to complete a declaration form to establish whether they are disqualified under these regulations.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and you will be required to undergo an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced DBS check with barred list. If you have information to declare it may be protected under the Exceptions Orders and you may not be required to declare it. You will be asked to make a criminal conviction declaration if you are shortlisted for the post.

Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website.


The safety and well-being of children is central to our ethos, and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to provide references and undertake the Independent Safeguarding Authority checks including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and comply with the Safeguarding Policy and child protection practices of the Trust.


The Diocese of Norwich [Education Academies Trust / St Benet’s Multi Academy Trust] has a strong commitment to achieving equality of opportunity in its academies and in the employment of people. The post holder will ensure that the Trust meets its statutory obligations in relation to all aspects of equalities legislation. This post involves regular travel around the Diocese and maybe some evening and weekend work. This job description is not an exhaustive document. It reflects the duties and responsibilities applicable at the time of issue. Details and emphasis are subject to amendment and revision in the light of the changing needs of the Trust.

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