Job Title
Administrative Assistant
Contract Type
Full time 35 hours per week, term time only plus 3 weeks (41 weeks) permanent
Pioneer House High School
Reporting to
Administration Manager
Grade 3 £18,426 (pro rata)
Start date
As soon as possible
We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and experienced Administrative Assistant to join our team.
Role Purpose
  • To provide a comprehensive administrative and financial support to the school
  • To provide administrative support to the Senior Leadership Team
  • To provide administrative support to leaders and teachers in arranging, recording and taking of minutes of Education and Health Care Plan meetings
  • To work collaboratively with all staff and parents in order to support pupil wellbeing.
About you
The successful candidate will:
  • Provide a friendly and professional welcome to all Pioneer House School visitors
  • The post holder will report to the School Administration Manager.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the ethos of Pioneer House and its values and aims
  • Promote and maintain a culture of high expectations for self and others
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm, energy and flexibility
We offer
  • A commitment to your own professional development
  • An opportunity to be part of a team with a shared vision of excellence
  • Excellent career average pension scheme (Greater Manchester Pension Fund – see for more information)
Application Procedure:
Only applications submitted on the school’s application form will be considered. CVs will not be accepted.  No telephone calls or emails from agencies please.  Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview and will be given the opportunity to have a look around the school.
Closing Date for Applications: 25th September 2019
Interviews will take place week commencing 30th September 2019.  The interview will consist of a skills test and panel interview.
Further details are available from the school’s website
Completed application forms should be sent to  
About Us
Pioneer House High School is a school with a unique focus in preparing pupils from age 11 to become independent and productive young adults. Our pupils, all of whom have severe learning difficulties.  Through our engaging applied learning curriculum focus, carefully structured programmes and highly effective teachers Pioneer House provides an outstanding and stimulating educational experience for every student. The rapid growth of this innovative school will offer the post holders ample opportunities for skill development and progression over the next few years through training and support.
Pioneer House High School is part of The Prospere Learning Trust.  Prospere Learning Trust was formed in September 2017 through the merger of two multi academy trusts. We currently employ over 500 staff and are passionate about securing the best possible education for our young people, and believe that our staff play a vital role in achieving our vision.  Prospere Learning Trust currently comprises of 6  schools, including 3 mainstream schools and 3 special needs schools.  We are a growing Trust, currently working in the South Manchester area but with further schools anticipated across Greater Manchester.
All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks. The post is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (amended in 2013). Appointable candidates will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Information provided by you or the DBS will be dealt with in a confidential manner and in accordance with the DBS Code of Practice which can be viewed here.
We have a policy on the Employment of Ex-Offenders and it is available upon request. 
This post is also subject to satisfactory references, proof of right to work in the UK in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 and other pre-employment checks where applicable. 

Pioneer House High School and the Prospere Learning Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people; we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All post holders are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring check. We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or religion.




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