We are growing our admin team still further and have another vacancy for an Administration & Student Services Assistant!

These are ideal roles for people of all ages, who just really want to work in a school and with children and young people. The roles are entry level at Grade 4 (which is currently £11.18 per hour – with a pay rise pending).  After probation period we will look to progress successful candidates to a Grade 5 role and taking on more responsibilities.

Alder Grange is a fabulous school – and our support teams are at the heart of the school – no day is the same, and at times the workload is immense – but we’re a good team and we work as a team to prioritise and get the job done. There is no such thing as “not my job” – we all muck in – from writing policy documents and organising school trips to providing PA services, First Aid, and reception and photocopying duties. We love flexible working, and if your preference is to work part-time, just let us know on your application.  We prefer that you would work full days (0830-1600), but would try to accommodate all requests. Still interested? Then complete the application form attached (also available through the LCC School Jobs Portal) and get it to us asap! If you want to chat about the role first, please give Paul a call.

You might be thinking that you’d love to work in a school, but can’t afford to just work 41 weeks per year – we do also pay you holiday pay! So in total you will be paid for 47.36 weeks per year.  But if you want to work more – overtime can be worked during school holiday periods (except Christmas break – we all take a break at Christmas)

Please be aware that we are committed to safeguarding our pupils above all else, and will complete rigorous checks throughout the application and interview process, including but not limited to online searches. Attitudes towards promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people will be scrutinised throughout the selection process for the post that you have applied for.

Please note that in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022, an online search will be carried out as part of our due diligence on shortlisted candidates.

Please note CVs are not accepted, to apply for this vacancy you need to complete the application form attached.

Essential Qualifications

  • You must have GCSE English and Maths (or equivalent)
  • First Aid
  • Please see candidate pack for full details

Desirable Qualifications

  • Please see candidate pack

Essential Experience

  • You must love working under pressure and be confident and kind in dealing with people.

Desirable Experience

  • Great if you have worked in a school before – but not essential.  For someone with school experience we will fast track the probation period to allow a move to Grade 5 as soon as possible.

Application Form

Please send completed applications to

For an informal discussion please contact Paul or Justine at school via 01706 223171

An Equal Opportunities Employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community

The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). If successful you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a ‘disclosure’. Information provided by you or the Disclosure and Barring Service will be dealt with in a confidential manner in accordance with the DBS’s Code of Practice. You may view the Code of Practice on the DBS website at or alternatively a copy is available on request. Lancashire County Council has a Handling of DBS Certificate Information Policy and a Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-offenders this is available from the recruiting manager to applicants who are asked to complete a DBS application.

The County Council is committed to equality of opportunity for all people in terms of recruitment, selection and employment, and is a Disability Confident employer, which means that all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria in the person specification will be interviewed. However, commitment to this standard is on an individual school basis and, therefore, if you are applying for a position within a school, you will need to check with the school whether they have made the decision to comply with this standard.

Please note that we can only consider applications from candidates who are legally entitled to work in the UK.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.