Clerical Assistant
Silverdale Primary Academy

Closing date: 24/08/2021

Job posted date: 20/07/2021

Salary: East Sussex Grade 3 - £18,562

Employment type: Permanent

Hours per week: 27

Would you like to contribute to the smooth running of our Academy?

We are seeking an organised and self-motivated Clerical Assistant for our friendly and motivated team. If you have great communication skills and good attention to detail, this is the job for you.

We are committed to developing our academy into an amazing place for the whole Silverdale community, a place where we all flourish and thrive.    We believe it is our responsibility to promote a community founded on respect, trust, fairness and honesty, where we are privileged to celebrate and nurture both our similarities and differences. We take care and pride in each other and ourselves; we really believe it is important to be positive and happy, that learning is for everyone. We want to be aspirational and ambitious; we want to keep getting better. We expect everyone to help create a place where we can all thrive and enjoy being together.

We are looking for a confident, self-motivated, and organised Clerical Assistant. The successful candidate will have;

  • maths and English GCSE Grade A- C or equivalent
  • good communication skills, both oral and written, and the ability to prioritise
  • knowledge of a range of computer applications including Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • the ability to work independently and as part of a busy office team
  • good time management skills 

The role of Clerical Assistant plays an integral part in maintaining the vital functions of the academy ensuring that it runs smoothly and effectively. To succeed in this role, you will need to:

  • provide comprehensive administrative support within the academy as well as working on the reception desk.
  • accurately input data into computerised systems, databases and spreadsheets and retrieve/cleanse data when necessary
  • provide cover and support for other members of the team as required
  • provide first aid when needed (training will be provided

Please note the working pattern is Monday 8.15 to 3.30pm, Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 8.15 to 12.45pm, Friday 8.15 to 3.30pm and the pro rata salary equates to £11,900 per annum. 

About Silverdale Primary Academy

Ofsted grade: Good (2018)

Silverdale Primary Academy is a school for 4 to 11-year olds in St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex. We are deeply committed to providing high-quality education for the families in our local community. We are a local centre of excellence for the Thrive approach and focus our school life around key learning behaviours characterised by our learning ninjas! Our three classes of pupils in each year group, enjoy creative learning in an outstanding learning environment. This includes an indoor heated swimming pool, extensive grounds, a music hub, and a rainforest themed library. We have recently added a log cabin to our Forest School outdoor learning area to enable year-round Forest School activities.

We can offer you:

  • a calm, positive and innovative learning environment
  • excellent facilities and resources for staff and pupils.

Visit Silverdale Primary Academy website

About the University of Brighton Academies Trust

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is the fifth largest multi-academy trust in the south east, with 15 infant, primary and secondary schools all graded by Ofsted as Good or Outstanding. We educate 7,700 children aged 3 months to 16 years and employ 1,200 staff across East and West Sussex.

Excellence, innovation and integrity are the values that guide us.  We work collaboratively to help our pupils and everyone connected with our academies achieve excellence. By working together, sharing insights and best practice our schools support each other to improve.  Read more about our vision and values.

The University of Brighton is our sponsor.  We work closely with the University’s School of Education: in 2019 it was judged as Outstanding by Ofsted for all Initial Teacher Training and was awarded the Student Union’s school of the year.

Benefits we offer

We value our staff, investing in their training and development at all stages of their careers.

We place particular importance on providing opportunities for you to learn and grow, with a package that includes an annual personal development day, job-related apprenticeships to enhance your skillset, open access online training courses, and scholarships run in collaboration with the University of Brighton.  And when the time is right for you to take the next step in your career, we can help you to find the right opportunity in one of our 15 schools.  

The other benefits we offer including our generous public sector pension schemes and family friendly policies are designed to support you with work-life balance, wellbeing and the financial aspects of life.

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Find out more

Download the job description and person specification below for more information about this opportunity.

To arrange a visit or to have an informal discussion about this role please contact Krista Pickering (Business Manager) on

To submit your application follow the ‘Apply for job’ link at the bottom of this page.

Key dates

Closing date: 24th August 2021

Interview date: TBC 

Proposed start date: 2nd September 2021

Our commitment

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

We welcome applications from all members of the community. The Trust is proud to be part of the government’s Disability Confident scheme which underpins our staff recruitment practices.