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Administrator - School (term time plus 5 days)

Talbot House Children's Charity are looking to recruit an experienced, highly organised, and pro-active Administrator to oversee the administration requirements of the Charity.

We are a small non-maintained special school with pupils ranging from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 4. All pupils have an EHCP with complex needs.

Previous experience of working within an administration role is essential, ideally gained within a school environment, although school administration experience is not essential. This role will work as part of a wider administration team as the School Administrator will cover reception from time to time, therefore, previous reception experience, would also be advantageous but not essential. If you believe you have what it takes to become part of our fantastic team please apply.

Hours of work are Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm, or alternatively, you could work Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm (37.5 hours per week, including a 30-minute unpaid lunch break with meals provided).


Working term time only plus up to 5 required days (required to work 40 weeks in total, inc. 39 term weeks), annual leave is taken during the school holiday periods.


Salary: £20,545.93 (£23,636.91 FTE).


Starting date: as soon as possible, pending your notice requirements.


Working at the Charity you will:

  • receive death in service benefit, equal to 4 x basic salary, plus many other benefits such as employer assist program (EAP), GP and physio access and more.

  • be offered access to an independent financial advisor.

  • have the option of joining the Charity's competitive pension scheme, matching contributions up to 6.75%.

  • attend staff events.

  • work with a passionate team.

  • work in a bright and modern environment, with ample parking and grounds.

  • be provided with meals while at work.

  • be added to the DBS update service, paid for by the Charity.

  • be offered opportunities to undertake training and gain qualifications relevant to the role.

Closing Date: Sunday, 1 October 2023.

​Shortlisting Date: Monday, 2 October 2023.​

​Interview Dates: w/c 2 or 9 October 2023 (TBC).

​​To apply please fully complete our application form, using the personal specification to help you complete the skills, experience and knowledge section of the form.

For safer recruitment reasons we are unable to accept CVs. Please visit our website at:

to complete to download and complete an application form. CVs will not be reviewed.

Applicants who read our tips for applicants document before completing this section of our application form are more likely to be offered an interview. You will find this on our website.

If you have any queries regarding this position or the application process, please contact HR on 0191 229 0111 or email hr at:

Note: The Charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment (see full policy details on our website).This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore applicants should be aware that the post will only be offered to successful candidates subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances and continued subscription to the DBS Update Service. Please see link for further information:

Please note that this role is classed as regulated activity as it involves working directly with children and/or vulnerable adults. All shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a criminal records self-declaration form prior to interview. Please note it is an offence to apply for this role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children and the Charity has the right to respond appropriately.

We can only accept a Charity Application Form for this role. We are not able to accept CVs for any role. If you submit a CV it will not be reviewed. Please view our safer recruitment policy. Applicants should be aware that any relevant issues arising from their declarations and references will be addressed at interview.

​If you have any queries regarding this position or the application process, please contact HR on: 0191 229 0111 or email us at our HR email address shown above.

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