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Administration Manager




Sedgemoor Manor School, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9 4NP

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


Up to £26,000 per annum dependent upon experience and working pattern


37.5 hours (term time only) plus 2 weeks to be worked in school holidays

Job Advert Role Description

Aspris Children’s Services (an independent company which was formally Priory Education and Children’s Services) is one of the UK’s leading independent providers of specialist care and education for a reason. We recruit some of the most committed staff in the sector.

We are seeking an organised, dedicated and enthusiastic Administration Manager to join our small, friendly team.

The successful candidate will provide efficient, professional and effective administrative support to the Head Teacher ensuring that  policies and procedures are used appropriately.

The role will involve: 

  • Managing, organising and co-ordinating administrative and support services within the school.
  • Providing expertise and guidance whilst managing performance and supporting professional development.
  • You will be required to produce regular and ad hoc management information and reports ensuring these meet regulatory, statutory and compliance requirements.
  • Managing and co-ordinating external and internal communications, prioritising accordingly and ensuring appropriate action is taken and all relevant individuals are involved/informed.

You will provide secretarial support to the Head Teacher, working effectively with all SLT members and support functions, as well as line manage administration and housekeeping staff. Further to that, you will contribute to the annual budget planning process and will have responsibility for the day-to-day Administration budget.

This role requires highly developed interpersonal and written communication skills in order to deal with a range of challenging situations, researching information and communicating effectively at all levels.

All work will be lead and managed by you as directed by the Head Teacher.

  • A relevant Business Qualification e.g. NVQ5 in Management, HND/BTEC, CIPD etc is desirable.
  • Successful candidate will ideally have at least 5 years relevant experience including having previously worked at a senior PA/Administrator level, including some supervisory responsibility.

What do you get in return?

  • A generous salary
  • Being part of a company that invests in you and your team for personal and professional development
  • Reward and discount schemes
  • Pension
  • Enhanced DBS fee paid
  • Access to a holiday package
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Wellbeing support

Aspris 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 the Disclosure & Barring Service.

Sedgemoor Manor is a specialist day school registered for young people who have needs associated with a diagnosis on the autistic spectrum/SPLD and are aged between 10 and 18 years. Our tailored approach means we are able to support young people with a wide range of learning difficulties. We accept that young people who are referred to us may have previously experienced a ‘cycle of failure’ and our aim is to have a transformational impact on their lives by them experiencing a ‘culture of success’. We support all young people to achieve successful outcomes so that they can progress to experience fulfilling and rewarding lives. We offer bespoke packages of education and therapy for our young people. We strongly believe that some individuals will always struggle to ‘fit in’ to existing structures and will only thrive when their provision is tailored to their specific needs and circumstances. We warmly welcome our students into our community, which is underpinned by a culture of outstanding relationships, nurture and unconditional high regard.

Division DBS info


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

Our UK specialist schools, colleges, children’s homes and fostering agency provide the highest standards of support to children with a range of needs. This includes autism, learning difficulties, social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) difficulties and supporting some of society’s most vulnerable children. With a large national footprint, as well as education services in the Middle East, this also offers significant and exciting development and progression opportunities for our staff.


Aspris Education & Children's 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. Aspris Education and Children's services will cover the cost of a DBS.


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