Thomas Bewick School, Linhope Road, West Denton, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE5 2LW

Lead Administrator

Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise



Full time - term time plus specified days

£23,023.00-£24,920 per annum pro rata (actual £19,747.00-£21,374.00)

This school has Academy status and is part of Prosper Learning Trust; the employer will be the Multi Academy Trust.

Thomas Bewick School

Linhope Road

West Denton

Newcastle upon Tyne


37 Hours per week, Term-time only + 5 Training days

Prosper Learning Trust is seeking to appoint a Lead Administrator with relevant experience (in a school or similar environment) to join our busy, friendly team at Thomas Bewick School, as soon as possible. This post offers a unique opportunity for a highly motivated applicant to join an established special academy to support the Office Manager to provide lead administrative support to the academy.

Thomas Bewick School is a specialist school for pupils aged between three and nineteen years with a diagnosis of autism, located in Newcastle upon Tyne. The school has an established reputation as a ‘centre of excellence’ for children and young people on the autistic spectrum. The school is multi-site, and provides education on three sites. The successful candidate would be expected to work at any of the school’s sites.

For this post excellent inter-personal skills are essential with the ability to work under pressure and manage time effectively, including supporting others within the team. The successful candidate will be an experienced administrator who is proactive and highly organised in their work.

Experience of working in a school/academy setting is highly desirable but not essential. The successful candidate will:

• Be expected to demonstrate flexibility and be available to work additional hours to accommodate occasional evening and special events e.g. CPD sessions, meetings

• Be creative and able to problem solve

• Have proven skills at managing systems

• Have the ability to manage their time effectively, use initiative and be professional with a flexible attitude.

The Trust offers the successful candidate:

• A friendly and supportive team of staff who are willing to share expertise and learn from one another

• A supportive Trust, Trustees and Governors

• Further professional development appropriate to the role

• The option to join the Local Government Pension Scheme

Prosper Learning Trust was established in January 2018 with Newcastle Bridges School and Mary Astell Academy. Thomas Bewick School joined the Trust in April 2019, Harry Watts Academy in September 2020 and Gilbert Ward Academy will open in September 2023. We are striving to build further collaboration across the academies and grow as a multi-academy trust, whilst continuing to strengthen our relationships with schools outside the MAT for the benefit of our pupils.

Prosper Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and anyone applying to work within the Trust is expected to share this commitment. This position is subject to a satisfactory fully enhanced DBS check and references being received. Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise

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Closing date: 26th September 2022 at noon

Interviews will be held during week commencing: 3rd October 2022

For an informal discussion about this post please contact Jennifer McCreery (Trust Operations Manager) on 0191 605 3889

Please note:

Application Forms must be completed in full and CVs cannot be accepted.

if you have not heard from us by 3rd October 2022 please assume your application has been unsuccessful.


Closing date:

26 September 2022

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