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Admin Officer – Foundry Lane Primary School

Grade 7, Scale Point 19-25 - £29,777 - £33,944 FTE

Permanent Contract

40 Weeks – Term Time Only plus one week

Our Vision

Foundry Lane is a thriving, large Primary school in the heart of Southampton. We aim to offer a rich and engaging school experience in which children are willing partners in their own learning. We offer a safe learning environment with a welcoming atmosphere which creates a sense of belonging amongst our families. We maintain an inclusive environment which acknowledges and respects children from diverse family and cultural backgrounds. We achieve all this by inspiring, motivating and challenging our pupils.


The School Admin Officer will lead our friendly school admin team.  The post-holder will have responsibility for assisting with the day to day operations relating to, Budget, Finance, HR, Admissions, Health and Safety and Communication.  Experience of school business management is preferred but we are open to candidates from the public or private sectors who have the right aptitude and who feel confident managing both strategic and operational areas.

Foundry Lane is currently in the stages of working towards academisation. This will give the post-holder the opportunity to access a wide network of experience and knowledge to support them in this role working directly at Foundry Lane Primary School.

The post hours will be 08:00 – 16:30 Monday to Thursday and 08:00-16:00 on a Friday, with an hour’s unpaid lunchbreak each day.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Hold a Business Administration qualification or equivalent experience (NVQ 2/3)
  • Have a good understanding of business administration, preferably in a school setting
  • Have knowledge of human resources processes
  • Have experience of financial procedures and budget monitoring
  • Have proven leadership skills to enable the effective management of the Admin team
  • Have excellent organisational, analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to forward plan, prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Be proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office and Google suite of applications to fulfil the requirements of the role
  • Possess a warm, positive, professional manner and create a welcoming Reception to all visitors to the school
  • Have a strong proven ability to be able to develop effective working relationships with colleagues, pupils, the wider school community and external agencies
  • Maintain high regard for confidentiality
  • Have a good understanding of key safeguarding issues and procedures
  • Hold a positive regard for all children, including their safety and wellbeing.
  • Be keen to be involved in the life of the school

We are a well-resourced school with an attractive outdoor environment and are keen to continue and enhance your professional development. We actively encourage visits to the school from interested applicants.


We actively encourage visits to the school from interested applicants. 


Closing date for all applications is 12pm on Thursday 18th April 2024.


We anticipate Interviews to be held on Friday 26th April 2024.


If you are interested in this position and would like an application form, please contact the school office, Foundry Lane Primary School, Foundry Lane, Southampton, SO15 3JT. The school office can be contacted via email – or you can call the school office on 023 8077 4814.

An application form can be found below - please submit it to 


Foundry Lane Primary School is committed to the safeguarding of children – ensuring the wellbeing of the child is paramount. For pupils to feel that they are able to do their best and achieve their true potential, it is important that they feel safe and supported in the school environment. Everyone working within our school, whatever their role is expected to share this commitment. In relation to safeguarding, Foundry Lane Primary School aims to ‘prevent’, ‘protect’ and ‘support’ all of its pupils.