Sports Administrator (Maternity Cover)

Required for a January 2024 start.

Bedford Modern School (BMS) is an outstanding HMC independent co-educational day school for students aged 7-18. Our community is a friendly, happy and supportive one and all of the 350 staff members, spanning both teaching and non-teaching roles, help to make BMS a very special place to work.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and suitably experienced administrator to join our friendly school office team for a period of maternity cover. Your duties will be varied but will mainly involve providing admin support to the Sports Faculty to assist in organising sporting events and fixtures, dealing with enquiries from students, staff and parents and coordinating transport and catering. As part of the school office team you will also support reception when needed.

Ideally applicants will have admin experience in an educational or similar setting and/or experience working with children and young people coupled with a good standard of education and strong organisational skills.

You will have excellent oral and written communication skills, be committed to high standard of customer service and be willing to be flexible about your working hours to assistant with activities outside the school day.

In return we can offer a supportive working environment, private healthcare scheme, a generous pension scheme, free lunches (in term time) and training and development opportunities.

The post will be 37.5 hours per week, term time only with the possibility to work additional hours during the school holidays as agreed with the School Operations Manager.

Closing date: Wednesday 06 December 2023

Interview Date: Tuesday 12 December 2023

Please note, we reserve the right to close the vacancy early should we receive a sufficient number of suitable applicants.

Any internal candidates must apply through Employee Self Service. Please see the guide in the company news area.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). We may carry out online searches on shortlisted applicants.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. The school is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions on a self-declaration form in advance of attending an interview.

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