Staff Vacancies

Part-Time Admin Officer (SEN)

Salary: Dorset Grade 6 (£11.39/hr, £21,968 FTE)

15-20 hours per week, Monday to Friday (agreed by negotiation)

Term time only including all staff training days

Actual salary £7,660-£10,214


We are looking for a versatile and well-organised part-time Admin Officer to join our friendly and experienced Admin team, primarily supporting the work of the SENCO and Learning Support Department in all aspects of administration.


The successful candidate is likely to have previous experience of working in a school environment and knowledge of SIMs, and will ideally have experience of SEN administration in particular, but applications are welcomed from all individuals who can demonstrate good interpersonal skills, good keyboard skills, attention to detail and a willingness to learn.


Candidates should highlight their suitability for this post on their application form. Key tasks will include:


  • Liaising with staff, parents, the Local Authority and other stakeholders as necessary

  • Dealing with situations of a sensitive nature

  • Sending letters and reports to parents/carers and outside agencies

  • Updating the SEND register and other record keeping

  • Assisting with ordering books and equipment for the department as required

  • Ensuring all person centred review paperwork is carried out and submitted on time

  • Minuting Review and other meetings as required

  • Typing, updating and arranging Provision Map reviews.


Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of this post the school requires a can-do attitude and flexibility in all of its employees. As a member of our Admin Team you will be required to perform a range of other administrative tasks as and when necessary to support and ensure the smooth running of the school.



Beaminster School values the diversity of our workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate is required to have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check in line with the Government’s safe recruitment guidelines.


The pro rata salary shown is based on the number of hours and weeks worked and includes appropriate paid annual leave and bank holiday entitlements.


This role is UK based and your Right to Work will need to be established as part of the appointment process


This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974. The amendments to the ROA 1974 (Exceptions Order 1975, (2013 and 2020)) provide that when applying for certain jobs and activities, certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. The MOJ’s guidance on the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Exceptions Order 1975, provides information about which convictions must be declared during job applications and related exceptions and further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.

Keeping Children Safe in Education

Beaminster School will conduct online searches of shortlisted candidates. This check will be part of a safeguarding check, and the search will purely be based on whether an individual is suitable to work with children. All aspects of social media and internet searches will be conducted. As care must be taken to avoid unconscious bias and any risk of discrimination, a person who will not on the appointment panel will conduct the searches and will only share information if and when findings are relevant and of concern.


To Apply


Please note we cannot accept CVs.


Applications may be made via the online facility, or completed application forms should be emailed to:

Contact:           Mrs Nicola Chalkley, Head’s PA/Office Manager

Address:          Beaminster School, Beaminster, Dorset DT8 3EP

Tel:                   01308 862633


Closing date:   Tuesday 6th December 2022

How to Apply for a Post

Please note that we cannot accept CV applications.

Applications forms and further post information can be found by clicking on the relevant links on this page.

Please ensure that you have read the relevant Job Description and use the correct application form for the post you are applying for (teaching or non-teaching) and have also read the Privacy Notice and Notes for All Applicants.

Completed applications should be returned to:

Mrs Nicola Chalkley (Head's PA and Office Manager)

by the relevant closing date.

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