exe valley federation

Exe Valley

Administration Assistant

The Executive Headteacher and Governors of the Exe Valley Federation wish to appoint an Administrative Assistant from May 2022, to provide administrative and organisational support at Cheriton Fitzpaine Primary School and Silverton C of E Primary School. The Federation comprises six village primary schools within a 6-mile area and shares a common vision for excellence and a drive to continuously improve outcomes for all our children, both emotionally and academically. Silverton C of E is a church school with a strong Christian ethos and all staff are expected to uphold this ethos. The post-holder may be asked to work at other Federation schools in the future.


The Administrative Assistant’s role includes the following:

  • dealing with sensitive and confidential information regarding staff and pupils so it is essential to maintain the highest level of confidentiality in relation to all school matters.
  • developing communication within the school and with all stakeholders to ensure transparency and clarity of school's vision.


The Administrative Assistant will work under the supervision and guidance of the Executive Headteacher and Federation Business Manager.


The post-holder will be based at Cheriton Fitzpaine School office on a Monday all day and Tuesday am, and Friday all day at Silverton. A total of 18 hours per week and will be expected to work from 8.30am to 4.00pm [with half an hour’s lunch break] on Monday and Fridays and 8.30am to 12.30pm on Tuesdays. There is some flexibility in these arrangements for the successful candidate.


The salary for this post is currently £19,264 to £20,043 full time equivalent [NJC Grade C] or an hourly rate of £9.99 to £10.39. This post is for 39 weeks per year [term time plus 5 staff development days]. The closing date for applications is Friday 20th May and interviews will take place in the week beginning 23rd May 2022. 

The post will commence as soon afterwards as possible. More information about the Federation and a Job Description may be found on our website at www.exevalleyfederation.co.uk [see ‘Key Information and Staff Vacancies’]. 

Visits to both schools are very welcome, please telephone 01363 866456 or email the Federation Business Manager [hlast@exevalleyfederation.co.uk] to arrange a visit. 

On line applications are welcome and should be emailed to the Federation Business Manager, Mrs Heidi Last, hlast@exevalleyfederation.org.uk. Postal applications should be addressed to Mrs Heidi Last, Federation Business Manager, Exe Valley Federation, Cheriton Fitzpaine Primary School,  Cheriton Fitzpaine, Devon EX17 4AN. 

The Exe Valley Federation is committed to keeping all our children safe. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020 and Candidates will be expected to demonstrate their knowledge of safeguarding and hold an Enhanced DBS check.

Information for Prospective Candidates

Job Description

Application Form