The Spinney Primary School

Teaching and Learning Together

The Spinney Primary School

Teaching and Learning Together


Welcome to the Vacancies page.

This page will inform you of any up coming vacancies for staff team members as well as give you some information about out ethos and approach to recruitment, appointment and employment of prospective colleagues.  





Hours/Weeks: 35/Term time plus INSET day (39 weeks)

Salary Scale: Level 1/Scale 2 - NJC Point 4-5

Required: ASAP


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Administrator with responsibility for front of house to join our team at The Spinney Primary School.  The position is 35 hours per week, and this will be based on a term time plus 5 INSET days basis, job share will be considered.  


Hours of work:  Monday – Friday 8.30 am – 4.00 pm (includes 0.5 hour for lunch, unpaid)


The Spinney is a popular and welcoming Group 2 village school in Cherry Hinton on the Southeast outskirts of Cambridge, age range 4 – 11. 


We are looking for a capable, enthusiastic, energetic person with a can-do attitude to join our happy team.  The successful candidate will need to demonstrate:


  • Experience in a School Office is very desirable.
  • Experience in an office administration position in the public or private sector is essential.  
  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent ICT skills with experience of using Microsoft Office packages.
  • Flexibility in adapting to the changing needs of the school on its road to improvement.  


MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES (training can be provided):


  • Front of house, welcoming face of the school, management of reception area including welcoming visitors; conducting security checks as necessary. 
  • Deal effectively with enquiries from pupils, visitors, and other adults.
  • Provide effective administrative support to the Headteacher, SLT and teaching staff.
  • Day to day responsibility for the monitoring of pupils’ attendance
  • Assist with admissions.
  • Processing of purchase orders
  • Administration of school trips
  • Edit and distribute school’s weekly newsletter. 
  • Other duties relevant to the post


Our school offers a welcoming, safe, happy learning environment where everyone is respected and listened to; a school where we take pride in ourselves and our achievements, enabling children to become confident and successful learners.  A friendly and supportive staff team and governors and enthusiastic children who enjoy taking part in school life.  


An application pack can be downloaded below or by emailing our School Business Manager 


Candidates are invited to discuss the position further and visits are warmly welcomed. Please telephone the school office on 01223 568836 or email 


Completed application forms should be emailed to


The Spinney Primary School is an equal opportunities employer and employs suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, or age. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. Any appointments will be subject to satisfactory pre-employment clearances including the right to work in the UK, an enhanced DBS check and two satisfactory references.


Closing Date:   12.00 pm Monday 12 February 2024

Interviews:   To be confirmed


Values and Ethos


"It's lovely to work here!"


The Spinney is a warm, happy and successful school striving  to excellence in everything we do.


To ensure the optimal opportunities and outcomes for our children, we look to appoint people who see themselves as learners too, they are likely to be well-motivated, innovative, creative, open, flexible, kind, warm-hearted and determined to make a positive difference within our community.


"There's a great balance at the Spinney, very professional standards and high expectations, balanced with a warm, friendly supportive

and collegiate atmosphere"


We want the Spinney to be a great place to work and to learn together. We recognise that supportive trusting relationships are key; we embrace innovation and we respect and value each other.


If you are thinking of applying for a job in our school – please come and meet us!