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Administration Assistant




Farleigh FE College Frome, North Parade, Frome, Somerset, BA11 2AB

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£17,004 per annum


37.5 hours per week - weekdays 8:30am to 4:30pm

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About our school:

Farleigh Further Education College Frome is an independent specialist residential college for young people aged 16 to 25 with autistic spectrum disorders, Asperger's syndrome and associated complex needs including behavioural difficulties.

The college has eight residential houses in the community each with its own identity, working ethos and dedicated team of staff. This provides learners with the opportunity to experience independent living in a range of different settings.

We aim to provide every young person with an individually tailored programme of education, care, work experience, leisure and life skills and training within the community, to enable them to live as independently as possible.

Our dedicated team of staff create a safe, secure and independent living environment where our learners have a sense of belonging within their group and a sense of ownership of their home. Our approach enables young people to develop the confidence and skills they need to progress towards adulthood, including further or higher education and sustainable independent living in the community.

Job details:

We are seeking an administrator to join a busy College Administration team where high standards are a must.  The successful candidate must be able to take accurate notes at key meetings and produce reports that reflect the salient points and the professional image of the College. They must also be able to manage some day to day financial activities as required, such as petty cash, placing orders and processing invoices. This role will also include providing reception cover on a regular basis.

The role holder should have a keen eye for detail, ensuring all information and documentation is correctly processed in line with Priory policies and procedures in order that regulatory, statutory, compliance and financial requirements are met.

As a member of the Admin Team the successful candidate will also handle external and internal enquiries, prioritising as appropriate, and undertake other administrative tasks as required. Excellent communication, organisational and literacy skills are key.

The successful candidate should be educated to GCSE level or equivalent standard, with a high level of English and numeracy; possess excellent keyboard/PC skills and ideally a knowledge of Microsoft Office.  Experience of minute-taking would be an advantage.

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For all roles we require a minimum of two references.  References provided must cover the last 3 years, for all of our services we will need to request all references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults. Please be advised that references may be requested prior to interview for roles within our schools.

About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.


Priory Education Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory Education and Children's services will cover the cost of a DBS.


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