Job Description

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Whitgift is a leading independent day and boarding school for boys, with approximately 1550 pupils including over one hundred boarding pupils and flexi-boarding pupils. It is set in an attractive 40-acre parkland site in South Croydon enjoying excellent links to London, Surrey and the south coast.

We are seeking to take on a School Office Administrator. The successful applicant will play a major role in the day-to-day life of the School Office. They will need to be highly motivated, show a significant degree of initiative and flexibility to adapt to differing tasks and projects.

They must be able to work efficiently and calmly, even at times of particular pressure. The ability to prioritise workloads and manage multiple deadlines is essential. Interpersonal and literacy skills of a high order will be required.

Applicants must possess excellent customer care skills, be welcoming, efficient and have a diplomatic approach when dealing with difficult/sensitive situations. The post requires a positive person of a cheerful and co-operative disposition, who has excellent timekeeping, attention to detail and a can-do attitude. First class keyboard skills and proficiency in MS Office packages (in particular Word and Excel) are essential. Experience of iSAMS and Wisepay or similar is desirable.

If interested in the role and have any questions prior to application, please contact Hina Ghumra (Director of Marketing and Communications), or Janet Searle (School Office Manager), .

We welcome applications from all sectors of our community as we aspire to attract staff that match the social and cultural diversity of our student intake.

For further information about the role and the skills required, select the white ‘documents available‘ button at the top left of the advertisement, and the green ‘apply‘ button on the top right for the online application form. For any queries, please telephone Human Resources Department on 020 8688 9222 or e-mail .

Applications will be reviewed daily and interviews may occur at any stage after applications are received. We therefore invite interested candidates to apply as soon as possible.

`Whitgift School (part of the John Whitgift Foundation) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with past employers, the Disclosure & Barring Service and on-line media checks (including personal, professional and other online activities)`.

For more than 400 years, Whitgift has been transforming boys’ lives through education.

Whitgift 2025 was created as a result of the input and imagination of staff and students and the next few years will represent an exciting time of evolution for the school, both in terms of our site development plan and the educational partnerships we are embarking on.