Sherwood Primary School

School Business Support Officer Vacancy

Maternity Cover

Required from: Tuesday 20th March 2018

Closing date: Monday 19th February 2018

Interview date: Monday 26th February 2018

Hours: 12.25 hours per week (term time only)

· Tuesday: 12noon-3.45pm

· Wednesday 12noon-3.45pm

· Thursday 11am-3.45pm


Accountabilities/Responsibilities – appropriate for this post:

  1. Provide general clerical and administrative support, including word processing, minute taking, website updates, filing routine correspondence, distributing mail, basic reprographics.
  2. Routine financial administration, including petty cash, postage, banking etc.
  3. Maintaining and updating manual and computerised records including, for example, records of free school meals, school trips, registers etc including related data input.
  4. Undertake reception duties including answering telephone and responding to routine queries.
  5. Maintaining stock and ordering supplies, including the processing of orders, check of incoming deliveries, arranging for payment of invoices and the distribution and storage of stock.
  6. General welfare support, where required, including liaison with staff and parents.



  1. To work within school policies and procedures.
  2. To contribute to the provision of an effective environment for learning.
  3. To support the promotion of positive relationships with parents and outside agencies.
  4. To attend skill training and participate in personal/performance development as required.
  5. To take care for their own and other people's health and safety.
  6. To be aware of the confidential nature of issues.



Sherwood Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to complete a DBS check.

More information

Role profile and application form available from the School Website (Our School – Vacancies).

For an informal discussion, please contact Mrs L Lee (Business Manager) in the School Office. Please return application forms to:

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Sherwood Primary School

Sherwood Way, Fulwood,

Preston PR2 9GA

Main contact: Mrs J Maddock