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Administration Assistant




North Hill House School, Fromefield, Frome, Somerset, BA11 2HB

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£16,073.64 per annum


37.5 for 42 weeks per year

Job Advert Role Description

This is an exciting opportunity to join a small, friendly administration team, where an excellent sense of humour is a must!

We are seeking an Administration Assistant with superb organisational skills and a keen eye for detail to join our busy, lively school office where high standards are essential. 

The successful candidate will be responsible for

  • Arranging and monitoring of staff training, including in-house on-line training modules
  • General administrative duties including handling internal and external enquiries, prioritising as appropriate
  • Answering the telephone and meeting and greeting visitors

The successful candidate must be able to take accurate notes at key meetings and produce reports, many of which will be sent to Education Authority departments and parents; these must reflect the salient points and the professional image of the school.

The role will include an element of data entry so the successful candidate must have an eye for detail, ensuring all information and documentation is correctly processed in line with Priory policies and procedures in order that regulatory, statutory and financial requirements are met.

The successful candidate should be educated to GCSE level or equivalent standard, with a high level of English and numeracy, as well as possessing excellent keyboard/ICT skills and ideally a good knowledge of Microsoft Office including Excel.

This role is full time for 42 weeks of the year; the successful candidate will work during term time, with another 2 weeks to be worked during the summer holiday and a further 2 weeks to be worked in other school holidays, as agreed with the Administration Manager.

Your Benefits

  • Priory Perks reward and discount scheme
  • Comprehensive induction
  • Pension scheme
  • We cover the cost of your enhanced disclosure check
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Commitment to your ongoing training and career progression
  • Employee recognition scheme.

Set in its own grounds close to Frome town centre, North Hill House is an independent specialist day and residential school for children and young people aged 6 to 19 years with high functioning autistic spectrum disorders, including Asperger’s Syndrome and associated difficulties.

The school has been specifically designed to provide a strong focus for both UK and international students who need different levels of support to succeed, thus allowing young people with autistic spectrum disorders, Asperger’s Syndrome and associated difficulties to thrive effectively in an ever-demanding and complex society.  Students have ambitions to live and work as self-reliant adults and we can help them to reach their goals with continued support, structure and guidance.  The school welcomes students on a day or weekly residential basis for 38 weeks per year.

If you would like any further information, or to discuss the role in more detail, please contact Jackie Swift on 01373 466222.

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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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