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Viewlands Primary School, Oakbank Crescent, Perth, PH1 1BU
£6,608 - £6,989 per year
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Term Time Part Time
15 hours per week

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Primary School Support Assistant - PKC08779
£6,608 - £6,989 (15 Hours per week, Term-time only)
Viewlands Primary School, Perth

An opportunity has arisen for a Primary School Support Assistant to join our team on a part time basis.

Working as part of our office staff team, the successful candidate will be motivated, curious, flexible and dedicated to delivering an excellent admin support service.  The successful candidate should be keen to further develop skills and knowledge working with colleagues as part of a team.  Strong ICT skills including a working knowledge of Microsoft 365 applications is essential.

Working as part of a team in our School Office, the successful candidate will carry out a wide variety of administrative tasks to support the smooth functioning of Viewlands Primary School.  You will have the ability to work effectively on your own, as part of a team and be of support to the senior management team.  You must be a good multitasker and have the ability to maintain confidentiality and comply with the requirements of GDPR.  

You have responsibility for keeping up to date with changes in procedures and technology.

Your role, will include, but not exhaustively, the following tasks and responsibilities.

•    Assisting in the maintenance of the schools Management Information System, including the production of registers and maintenance of pupil records.
•    Receiving all telephone call/emails to the school and if required passing these on as quickly as possible to the appropriate person.
•    Management of the school meals ordering system.
•    Assisting in aspects of financial information systems including ParentPay.
•    Providing a school reception service.
•    Internal and external communication e.g. emails, telephone calls, queries into school.
•    Assisting with the management and organisation of school trips and visits.
•    Ensuring that an up to date knowledge and skills base is maintained in relevant IT systems.

A large part of this role involves using current digital skills.  The successful candidate will have working knowledge and experience of Microsoft Office 365 packages.  The main systems currently used include Outlook, Teams, Excel, Word, Share-point, OneDrive.  Knowledge and understanding of working with online packages as well as a high standard of literacy and numeracy skills are also requirements. 

Qualifications in Administration, Business, or IT are desirable but not essential. 

The Individual

If you would like any more information regarding this vacancy, please contact Christeen Williamson, Head Teacher on 01738 473080.

When completing your application for this post, please ensure that you provide contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees. One should be your current or most recent employer.

Please APPLY ONLINE.  Facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross.  If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss.

As part of our safer recruitment measures, Perth & Kinross Council carries out rigorous checks on the right to work in the UK, qualifications, employment history, including references, and fitness to undertake the post.

A healthy work life balance is important to Perth & Kinross Council and we provide supportive management and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a healthy work life balance. You will have access to training and support for continued professional development.

Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender. 

Perth & Kinross Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel/reservists. Many of the skills picked up during your military career could be transferred directly into a role with local government.

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