Junior Office Administrator

Gravesend, Kent
Starting at £3.70 per hour
19 Feb 2018
19 Mar 2018
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Employer Description

Northfleet Nursery School provides pre-school childcare for the Gravesend and Northfleet area.

Our Nursery is a happy place where all children learn to respect one another, work and play together co-operatively and enjoy learning through play. We provide a broad, balanced and interesting curriculum that is differentiated to meet the needs of all children which enables children to develop their full potential in all areas of learning this is delivered through. The success of our approach has continued to be reflected by our fourth ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted report, January 2017.

Description of Vacancy

The vacancy is for an office administrator within a busy nursery school office. We are looking for a highly motivated individual who can complement our team by ensuring telephones are answered; visitors are greeted in a professional manner and general office administration is completed on time. This can sometimes be a fast paced environment and the need to multi task is essential. A calm but professional approach is needed but never losing sight of a requirement for a good sense of humour.


  • We are looking for someone to complete general office duties and to offer support to our very busy team.

Duties will be varied and will include:-

  • Greeting parents, visitors, professionals, and Governors
  • Receiving parcels
  • Answering the telephone
  • Photocopying/ printing and Scanning documents
  • General Filing duties
  • Typing/Correspondence
  • Producing newsletters and flyers


33.5 hours per week (1 hour lunch unpaid)

Monday to Friday 8.45 – 4.15

Qualifications Required

Minimum of Level 1 in Maths and English

Skills Required

  • Good attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Able to work on own initiative
  • Good ICT skills
  • Ability to work well on their own as well as with others
  • Good maths and English skills – GCSE A-C preferred
  • Ability to work in an organised and structured way and prioritise workload
  • Ability to deal calmly with challenging situations

Personal Qualities

  • Punctual
  • Team-player
  • Self-motivated
  • Well organised
  • Good attention to detail
  • Well-spoken and presentable Confident
  • Friendly
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Sense of humour

Training Provided

On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Framework - consisting of the NVQ Level 2 in Children & Young People’s Workforce, Technical Certificate and Functional Skills if appropriate.

Regular work based assessments/observations carried out by Kent Training & Apprenticeships Tutor Assessor, to determine competency and meet with Awarding Body standards.

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