Administrative assistant/officer: model job description

Download our model job description and person specification for an admin assistant and adapt it to meet your school's needs.

Last reviewed on 9 May 2024
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  1. Download our model job description and person specification

Download our model job description and person specification

Use our model job description and person specification to recruit your next admin assistant/officer. There are no specific statutory requirements for this role, so we've based it on the most common features that other schools include. 

You'll need to adapt it to suit your school’s context, needs and priorities (for example, if you have a finance assistant, your admin assistant may not have financial duties).

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Make sure your job advert complies with safeguarding guidance and equality law

You're not required to advertise this position internally or externally, but it's good practice to do so. Find out what you need to include in your job advert to help you recruit safely.

Recruit the right person for the job

Once you've advertised the job, take a look at our interview questions and tasks for admin staff.

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