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We are delighted that you are interested in working for our Trust.

We passionately believe that our staff are our greatest asset and we want to recruit, and retain, the best. Together, we can improve pupils' life chances and that of the local communities we serve. Every role is essential to this belief and we value those we work with, ensuring every person has the opportunity to flourish, and that we remain an employer of choice. 

We will add details of any open vacancies, based within any of the schools within Sycamore Church of England Multi-Academy Trust on this page. Full details of our vacancies can also be found on Greater Jobs.

If you have any queries regarding the roles, please do not hesitate to contact the school directly, or Central Team on 0161 723 1078 (Option 3) who will be happy to assist you.


Administrator Assistant Grade 5

Administrative Assistant Grade 5

Post Working Hours:   31.5 hours per week, term time only

                                        Monday 9am-4pm

                                        Tuesday 9am-4pm

                                        Wednesday 9am-4pm

                                        Thursday 8.30am-2.30pm

                                         Friday 8.30am-2.30pm


Base:                              Christ Church CE Primary School, Church Street, Walshaw, BL8 3AX

Grade:                            5 (£23,114 - £23,500 full time equivalent, salary for this post would be £16,982 – £17,266)

Contract:                        Permanent

Required From:             As soon as possible


The Sycamore Church of England Trust are seeking to appoint a proactive and highly organised administrator to join our Trust based at Christ Church CE Primary School. 

You will be expected to provide routine general administrative and financial support to the school. As first point of contact you will provide an efficient and professional front of house service for the school, whether face to face, over email or telephone. You should have experience in operating online systems or have the necessary skills to be able to learn and become highly confident in the use of multiple systems (for example, our MIS system, website, absence monitoring etc). Confident and proficient in the use of Microsoft applications you will produce letters, reports, and operate relevent packages such as Excel to a high standard. 

This is an exciting opportunity to join our Trust within a vital and varied role. Whilst school experience is desirable, this is an ideal prospect to apply previous administrative experience within an education setting where your role will impact upon raising outcomes for children. 

For an informal chat regarding the role please contact Kailey Hayward-Sampson at  Christ Church school on 01204 883415 or christchurch@thesycamoretrust.co.uk.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks, including references.

All application forms should be emailed to recruitment@thesycamoretrust.co.uk by 12pm, Thursday 25th April 2024. Please note that no CVs will be accepted. 

Shortlisting will take place Monday 29th April 2024 with interviews scheduled on Thursday 9th May 2024. Please plan to be available should you be shortlisted.


For further information please see the following documents, available on Greater Jobs website:

Recruitment Pack including job description and person specification
Application Form
Privacy notice 

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

In line with safer recruitment, please ensure that your application covers your full employment history and there is a reason noted for any gaps in employment. Successful candidates will be asked to provide relevant references for the past ten years and character references will not be accepted. The above post will be subject to an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service