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HR Administrator and Bursar's PA

  • West Midlands

  • The Blue Coat School

  • Full-time


We are seeking an HR Administrator and Bursar's PA. The successful applicant will be organised, friendly and self-motivated. They will have experience of managing recruitment and HR with meticulous attention to detail and regard for confidentiality.


Closing Date - Monday 12 August at 9am

Interview Date - mid-August 2024

Start Date - asap

Core Hours - 37.5hours per week during term time and school holidays

Salary - £30,000 - £36,000

Benefits of working at our school

The Blue Coat School is a diverse and vibrant community. We pride ourselves on cultivating a staff community who are innovative and dynamic teachers, knowledgeable and passionate support staff, and creative, forward-thinking leaders.

All staff have access to a range of benefits including ongoing CPD, a delicious free lunch each day during term time, remuneration on school fees, access to a 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme, use of fitness facilities including a school pool, social and wellbeing events and free on-site parking.

Support Staff are enrolled into a direct contribution pension scheme with generous employer contributions and associated benefits.

Post Overview

We are seeking an HR Administrator and Bursar's PA to join our busy Admin Team. The successful applicant will be organised, flexible, friendly and self-motivated. They will have a calm manner and an ability to communicate effectively with children, parents and colleagues. They will have experience of managing recruitment and HR procedures with meticulous attention to detail and due regard for confidentiality.

Experience of working within a school environment would be advantageous, although not essential.

Qualifications/Professional Development

● CIPD qualification would be desirable

● Evidence of recent involvement in professional development

● Awareness of Safeguarding principles

Skills and experience

● Experience of working in administration

● Experience of HR work

● Effective verbal and written communication skills

● A high degree of computer literacy (particularly Microsoft office and Google applications)

● Experience of diary/calendar management

● An excellent telephone manner

● Good organisational skills and the ability to prioritise and manage tasks

● An eye for detail and accuracy

Personal attributes

● Sympathy with the Christian ethos and activities of the school

● A professional manner and appearance

● Ability to form and maintain positive relationships

● Sensitivity to others and the ability to work co-operatively

● Self-motivated with a positive, professional attitude

● Ability to work as part of a team yet also to work under own initiative

● Calm under pressure

● Wholehearted commitment to the life of a vibrant school community

A full job description and person specification for this post can be viewed in the Information Booklet. Application forms, together with a supporting letter addressed to the Bursar, Mr Gareth Morgan, should be returned to by 9am on Monday 12 August 2024.

Interviews will take place in mid August 2024. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a formal interview and undertake an in-tray exercise. There will also be an opportunity to tour the school on the day.

At interview applicants must provide original documents to confirm their identity and right to work in the UK. They must also bring proof of qualifications where relevant for the post. The documentation required by applicants is listed in the Recruitment Policy which is available on the school website and from the School. All other attributes will be assessed using the contents of the application form, at interview and with the professional references.

The post is subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check (including a Barred List check), a satisfactory online check, a satisfactory medical fitness declaration and satisfactory references. Confidential references will be sought prior to interview.

The Blue Coat School is an equal opportunity employer.

Please note, we reserve the right to close posts and commence interviews at any time, once we have received sufficient applications. We advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.


Further Information

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Somerset Road, Birmingham, B17 0HR

  • 321 Day Boys (3-11)
  • 312 Day Girls (3-11)

0121 410 6800

Closing Date: 12 August 2024