Education Administrative Officer

Posted 14 days agoExpires in 4 days
The Cloisters, Exeter, Uk
£21,000 - £22,500 depending on experience

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced administrator to work within the Diocese of Exeter’s Education Team to provide an efficient and effective administrative and organisational support service that promotes effective communication internally and externally with schools, academies, and stakeholders.

Education Services Support

  • Ensure the education team and its associates are informed and briefed in order to facilitate the implementation of effective school support, policy and decision-making.
  • Ensure administration and organisational systems are effective to support advisers and the wider team to maximise time efficiencies.
  • Develop, implement and co-ordinate systems to improve our communications with stakeholders and to widen our reach, ensuring all can access appropriate information and services with ease.
  • Clerk or minute meetings as requested.
  • Support in Governor recruitment and record keeping.

Traded Services Support

  • Develop and market traded services including training opportunities to school, academies, federations and MATs.
  • Co-ordinate the production of the annual Service Level Agreement (SLA) between the Education Team and schools, federations and MATs.
  • Promote, monitor and evaluate delivery of the SLA, and seek to develop to meet changing needs.
  • Co-ordinate and oversee education services provision.
  • Monitor the take up of services so that schools are charged fairly for the support they receive.
  • Seek to increase the subscription to the SLA and open-up new markets for paid services.
  • Liaise with and provide administrative and organisational support for events and outreach projects for schools / churches.
  • Co-ordinate Diocesan consultants to support the delivery of the diocesan service.

Education Training

  • Procure, co-ordinate, publish and market the Diocesan Education Training programme, liaising with Education Advisers.
  • Co-ordinate training materials, trainers, booking systems, delegate lists, venues and refreshments.
  • Monitor the quality of training provided, including attendees, evaluations, and income generated.
  • Assist with specialist courses, conferences and training sessions within the diocesan training programme to church and community schools.

Qualifications and Training


  • Professional experience.
  • At least 5 A-C (or equivalent) GCSEs to include Maths and English.
  • Evidence of up-to-date professional development.



  • Experience of providing effective administrative coordination and support within an education related working environment.
  • Experience of planning, organising, marketing and coordinating high quality training or events.
  • Proven organisational skills with attention to detail and accuracy, using initiative to plan and prioritise workload to meet deadlines and respond flexibly to circumstances.
  • Extensive experience of working as a key member of a team, demonstrating good interpersonal skills and a collaborative style of working with a range of personnel, agencies and clients.


  • Experience as a school/academy administrator.
  • Experience as the clerk to a school/academy Governance Board.
  • Experience in taking minutes at meetings.



  • Understanding of school training and support requirements.
  • Training / Events organisation knowledge
  • Knowledge and understanding of the ethos and distinctiveness of Church of England schools, school governance, and school effectiveness.
  • Excellent oral communications and presentation skills.


  • Good understanding and grasp of what represents effective governance, admissions and school organisation practice.
  • An understanding of the parish system and the wider

The Diocese of Exeter matches almost exactly the boundaries of the county of Devon, including Torbay and Plymouth. We are a family of Christians, worshipping God in many different settings and groups. We are led by the Bishop of Exeter, and governed by Diocesan Synod which is made up of representatives from across the Diocese.

To arrange an informal discussion about the post please email or by phone 07952 596277