Administrative staff provide essential back up services for the whole school. Administrative roles range from Assistants through to Business Managers.
Administrative Assistants perform a wide range of office support duties including data entry, photocopying, filing and answering the telephone.
Roles such as Administrative Officer or Personal Assistants to the Headteacher, have regular working contact with headteachers, governors, parents, teachers and other school visitors. Responsibilities include production of letters, arranging and minuting meetings, maintaining office systems and supplies and in many cases, personnel administration and budget management.
Many schools have roles such as Finance Officers, Bursars and Business Managers. These roles are crucial in the management of the school’s financial resources, facilities, contracts and recruitment/personnel administration. Dependent upon the size of the school, these types of duties, may be included within an Administrative Officer role.
There are also specialist administrative roles such as Examinations Officers. These staff administer, organise and invigilate public examinations, sorting out timetable clashes, making sure specialist requirements are met and liaising with external examination bodies.
Administration roles require individuals with excellent communication, IT, organisational and time management skills and individuals who are able to work under pressure. Qualifications and experience requirements will vary from role to role.