Schools Work Administrator

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10.72 per hour


The Board of Education works with schools and parishes to further the work with children and young people. The Board is involved in two major streams of work. One is support for schools regarding curriculum and buildings, which is offered through a service level agreement and delivered through a team of 25 associate advisors. The other is support and advice for volunteers and staff who work with young people in churches and the provision of events for young people.

General Administration Duties -

  • Provide administration and clerical support to the Director and Deputy Director of Education and other members of the Senior Leadership team of the Board of Education

  • The post holder will be one of the first points of contact for the Board of Education and will be required to provide a friendly and efficient service for all enquiries

  • To deal with all first-line queries wherever possible, to prioritise and delegate all other enquiries to the most appropriate member of the Education team

  • To arrange appointments and proactively manage the SLT’s* diaries

  • To manage and organise meetings for SLT*, this to include invites, room bookings, circulation of all meeting papers and refreshments

  • Organising and servicing committee meetings (producing agendas, taking minutes etc)

  • To prepare reports and presentations for the SLT

  • Manage, edit and update shared databases proactively ensuring that information is up to date

  • Respond to general correspondence on behalf of the Board of Education

  • Typing and photocopying as required

  • General Office administration duties

  • Managing an effective filing system

  • Assisting at Diocesan events which may involve some evening and weekend work as required

  • To attend and take meeting minutes as required

Specific Schools Work responsibilities

  • Planning for, and the promotion of, training events, courses, conferences both residential and non-residential and to ensuring the smooth running of these events in conjunction with other Board Heads Conference

  • To prepare and send communications out to schools.

  • To be responsible for maintaining a system of financial monitoring of income and expenditure related to primary schools' work.

  • Liaise with Headteachers and teachers over the provision and administration of courses and school events/workshops.

  • To update areas of the website relating to work with schools


  • Attending relevant training opportunities

  • The role includes dealing with confidential information

  • Research and the production of information using a variety of sources

  • Other relevant duties as required

  • Good educational standard with a minimum of 5 GCSE including Mathematics and English

  • A minimum of 2 A levels or equivalent

  • Excellent attention to detail in all written materials and communications

  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft office software including Word and Excel.

  • Good knowledge of databases

  • Experience of administrative processes in a busy office

  • Ability to deal with confidential and sensitive information

  • The ability to present information in an accurate and appropriate format

  • Advocate of customer care including experience of dealing with a wide range of customer queries in a professional manner

  • Experience of prioritising workload to meet competing deadlines without supervision

  • Support for the ethos of the Church of England, Blackburn Diocese and the Board of Education

  • A positive attitude towards people and a commitment to equal opportunities

  • The ability to learn new IT systems quickly

  • to be able to meet deadlines and targets

  • a hard worker, able and ready to tackle a range of work with energy and stamina

  • works with others to achieve outcomes

  • works imaginatively to achieve outcomes while working within Department guidelines

  • listens carefully and communicates sensitively & credibly, both speaking and in writing, with a range of audiences

  • High standard of written English

See below for how to apply, please do not apply via the pathways website

The Diocese of Blackburn is approaching its 100th anniversary, having been founded on the 12th of December 1926. It serves almost the whole of the county of Lancashire, covering an area of 878 square miles, with a population of 1.3 million. It is divided into 14 Deaneries and two Archdeaconries (Blackburn and Lancaster).

The Diocese covers an area of extraordinary variety, from the stunning countryside of the Trough of Bowland to the former mill towns of East Lancashire; from the University cities of Preston and Lancaster to the seaside towns of Blackpool and Morecambe; from elegant villages to inner city multi-cultural parishes.

For an informal conversation about the role or further details please contact Helen Morris on 01254 503404 or

Support of the ethos and values of the Church of England and Board of Education is essential.

A Disclosure and Barring check is required for this role.

Closing date for applications: 8 March, 2023

Interviews: 17th March, 2023

To apply for this role please visit the Blackburn Diocesan website at General vacancies | The Diocese of Blackburn (

Diversity - The Board of Finance believes that diversity enables us to thrive and develop and is committed to race equality, welcoming applications from UK Minority Ethnic backgrounds

The Board of Finance is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All post holders and volunteers are expected to share this commitment.

For full details of the role including an outline of the terms and conditions please visit the attached recruitment pack below