Finedon Rd, Wellingborough, Northants, NN8 4NS
Tel: 01933 304970

Hayway, Rushden, Northants, NN10 6AG
Tel: 01933 351200

Administrative Assistant - HR

Grade E, Point 4-5

39 weeks per year (term time plus 5 Training Days)

FTE £18,933-£19,312 (Pro-rata £10,942- £11,261)

Rowan Gate Primary School is an ever-evolving Local Authority maintained Special Primary School with sites in Wellingborough and Rushden and satellite classes at another local primary school in Rushden.  We currently provide education for 206 pupils aged between 4 and 11 with a range of additional needs, including those with complex medical needs and employment for over 160 very hard working, professional staff.

Rowan Gate Primary School is looking to appoint a reliable, organised and conscientious Administrative Assistant to work as part of our Admin Team, supporting the Business Manager with the school’s HR function.  This is an extension to the closing date of our previous advertisement.

The role will involve administering the recruitment process for a range of school posts including posting advertisements and organising interviews, undertaking pre-employment checks, maintaining the Single Central Record, recording and monitoring staff absences and related processes.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be flexible, resilient and have experience of working in a busy office environment, preferably with a knowledge of school procedures.
  • Have a good understanding of confidentiality, GDPR and safeguarding matters, although training will be provided.
  • Have a working knowledge of cloud based Microsoft 365 along with experience of using Word, Excel, Publisher and Outlook and will be able to learn to use other software packages that support the HR function of the school.
  • Be able to communicate effectively and with empathy with a range of people, including parents/carers, staff and pupils.

The post is for 25 hours per week, term-time plus 5 training days.  Due to the pandemic our Admin team, with the exception of our Administrator/Receptionists, undertake ‘blended’ working, using school office space on a rota basis and working remotely at other times, within agreed working hours.  Hardware is provided and Teams meetings take place regularly.

Applications for this post must be made using the schools Application form; unfortunately, we cannot accept CVs.  For further information about the school please visit our school website on www.rowangateprimary.co.uk .  For further details of the post and an application form/job description,  please contact Shirley Crooke, Business Manager on 01933 351214 or via email on

The closing date for applications is Friday 3rd June 2022

Administrator/Receptionist

Grade E, Points 4-5

37 hours per week, 40 weeks per year

(term-time plus training days and 5 days to be worked in school closures)

Actual Pro-Rata Salary: £16920.64 - £17259.68

Rowan Gate is an ever evolving primary school for pupils with severe and complex learning and medical needs in Wellingborough and East Northants.  We are very proud to be the first 2-site Special Primary School in this area with sites in Wellingborough and Rushden Northamptonshire and satellite classes at another local school, and to have maintained our Ofsted Outstanding rating for 3 successive inspections.

We will have a vacancy for an Administrator/Receptionist at our Wellingborough site to start as soon as possible.   As Rowan Gate Primary School is a 2-site school, all applicants should be able and willing to work at either site should the need arise. 

The daily working pattern will be:

Monday - Thursday 8.15 am – 4.15 pm (with ½ hr unpaid lunch)

Friday – 8.15 am – 3.45 pm (with ½ hr unpaid lunch)

The successful candidates will be joining a well-established, experienced and friendly Administrative Team that includes the School Business Manager, Bursar, Review Administrator, Review Admin Assistant, PA to the Headteacher, HR Administrator and the Administrator/Receptionist currently at our Rushden site.

The successful candidates will have:

  • GCSE in Mathematics and English Grade A-C (new Grades 4-9)
  • Experience of working within an office environment
  • Be able to work on own initiative but work as a team member
  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office applications such as Word and Excel – experience of using Microsoft 365 and OneDrive would be an advantage
  • Knowledge of Child Protection and Safeguarding issues
  • A willingness to embrace the change that Cloud based systems are bringing to the administrative environment.
  • Previous experience of the school management system SIMS would be an advantage, although training will be provided

Rowan Gate is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of the pupils in its care and all applicants should be willing to undergo a DBS Enhanced Disclosure.

Closing date for applications is Friday 17th June 2022

For further information and an application pack please contact Mrs Shirley Crooke, School Business Manager, Rowan Gate Primary School, Finedon Road, Wellingborough, Northants NN8 4NS.  Telephone 01933 351214

Contact The Hayway

Hayway, Rushden, Northants, NN10 6AG

Tel: 01933 351200

Contact Finedon Road

Finedon Rd, Wellingborough, Northants, NN8 4NS

Tel: 01933 304970