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Post Title: Administration Officer

Location: Sankey Valley St James CE Primary School, Dorchester Road, Great Sankey, Warrington, WA5 1XE

Reports to: School Business Manager

Hours: 33.75 hours per week (Term time only)

Salary:  Grade 5 SCP 8-14 - FTE £24,702 to £27,334 (Actual annual salary £18,884 to £20,896)

Contract Term: Permanent, Part Time, Term Time

Start Date:  01.09.24 or earlier if possible

The Headteacher and Governors of Sankey Valley St James CE Primary School are seeking to employ a friendly, enthusiastic and dedicated person to join our office team working in a busy environment, delivering an outstanding support service to our pupils, staff, parents/carers and visitors.  

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is willing to make a positive contribution to the life of the school
  • Is professional, self-motivated, welcoming and friendly
  • Can adopt a flexible approach to their work and has excellent organisational skills
  • Has strong attention to detail, the ability to effectively manage their time, prioritise their workload and work to deadlines whilst responding to the needs of the school
  • Demonstrates excellent communication and interpersonal skills and works well within a team
  • Is not afraid of hard work and going above and beyond for our children whilst working in a fast paced office environment

In return, we can offer you:

  • The prospect of joining a school with a warm and welcoming environment, a caring Christian ethos and supportive parents/carers, staff and governors
  • Opportunities for professional development
  • A highly committed, enthusiastic, friendly and supportive staff team

Application packs are available below

Completed application forms can be handed in to the school office or emailed to Sue Callaghan, School Business Manager at busman@sankeyvalleystjames.org.uk. Informal visits to the school are welcomed and encouraged; we have two arranged time slots, any time between 1:00-4:00pm on the afternoon of Thursday 23rd May and the same on Monday 10th June. If you can’t make those dates and would like to visit, please contact Sue Callaghan on 01925 659307.

NB: Please note the school is closed for half term holiday from Monday 27th May and re-opens on Monday 10th June.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils and each other and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointments are subject to enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service. Further details can be found at www.homeoffice.gov.uk/dbs. This post is not available for job share.  Warrington Borough Council is an equal opportunities employer.

Key Dates:

Deadline for applications

Friday 14th June 2024 (midday)


Friday 14th June 2024

Interview Date

Tuesday 18th June 2024



Post Title: Class Teacher, initially for Year 3

Location: Sankey Valley St James’ CE Primary School, Dorchester Road, Great Sankey, Warrington, WA5 1XE

Reports to: Headteacher

Contract Term: Permanent, full time

Start date: Open to discussion on start date

Salary Range: M3 to UPS3

Closing Date:  Friday 21st June 2024 Midday

Tel: 01925 659307

Headteacher: Deb Feltham

The Governors of Sankey Valley St James’ CE Primary School are seeking to appoint a motivated, talented and ambitious teacher to join our happy and hardworking team. 

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged. Please phone the school to arrange an appointment.  NB: Please note school is closed from Monday 27th May and re-opens on Monday 10th June.

We are looking for someone who:

  • is an exceptional classroom practitioner
  • is enthusiastic and committed to helping children succeed
  • has high expectations of achievement and behaviour
  • enjoys teaching and demonstrates the ability to create a stimulating learning environment in which all pupils flourish
  • has the ability to foster positive relationships with children, parents/carers, staff and governors
  • has excellent interpersonal skills, is a team player and has the desire to fully contribute to the life of our happy school
  • is committed to promoting and developing the Christian distinctiveness of our school

We can offer you:

  • a vibrant, warm and welcoming school environment
  • enthusiastic, well behaved children who are eager to learn
  • a supportive and friendly team of committed, talented and professional staff
  • a supportive governing body who are committed to our school
  • continuous professional development

Further details and an application form are available from the school website at:


Completed application forms should be returned to the school by post or email, addressed to the Headteacher by Friday 21st June 2024 Midday. Applications submitted via email will receive an acknowledgement email from the school office.  Please contact the school if an acknowledgement is not received on 01925 659307.

The email address is office@sankeyvalleystjames.org.uk

We are committed to safeguarding our pupils and each other. The successful applicant will be required to apply for a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.  Further details can be found at www.homeoffice.gov.uk/dbs

Key Dates:

Closing date:  Friday 21st June 2024 Midday

Shortlisting:  Monday 24th June 2024

Lesson Observations and Interviews: Thursday 27th and Friday 28th June 2024

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