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School Administrator Interview Pack

School Administrator Interview Pack

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Looking to recruit a new school administrator, school administrative assistant or school office manager? If you’re wondering what tasks could help you to recruit  the right person for your setting or what questions to ask at interview, this School Administrator Interview Pack can support you throughout the entire interview day. 
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What's included in this bundle?

A pack with accompanying templates to help your school setting plan and prepare the interview day, including interview questions and tasks, when recruiting a school administrator or anyone in a similar school office-based role. This pack contains guidance that allows you to consider the setup of the interview day itself, but if you're new to recruitment or want to ensure the entire recruitment process is smooth, you may find it help to purchase the Recruitment, Interview and Employment Compliance Guidance Pack alongside this interview pack.

When you make your purchase, you'll receive a ZIP file containing the whole pack, including: 

  • Concise 8-page Guidance PDF in full colour containing all the guidance, research and information you need.
  • 5 fully editable and easy-to-use templates that can be adapted for your setting. These include:
  1. School Administrator Job Role Description
  2. School Administrator Person Specification
  3. School Administrator Interview Questions
  4. Interview Task - In-Tray Exercise
  5. Interview Task - Prioritisation Tasks

Included in this school administrator interview pack are two different editable interview tasks plus a wide variety of example interview questions and potential answers so you can find a brilliant member of admin staff for your school. The job description and person specification for will also support you in advertising for a new office-based admin or clerical role so you attract the right candidates. Use these, alongside the interview tasks and school administrator interview questions to create a recruitment package that's tailored to exactly what your school is looking for in a new office staff member or manager.

While the pack is tailored towards appointing a new school administrator, it can be used to support the recruitment process for any similar job role, including office assistant, school receptionist, clerical assistant, school office manager or a school secretary. It includes questions and specifications for both an administrative assistant as well as a more senior school office managers, so the pack can be used flexibly to suit your recruitment requirements.

Who will find this resource useful?

Headteachers, school business managers, senior leaders, members of the governing body and trustees who lead recruitment processes will find this time-saving pack useful. This pack is also helpful for aspiring administrators wishing to develop their understanding of the interview process, or for those looking to move into a new school administrator role.

What questions does this pack have the answers to?

Planning and leading an effective recruitment process ensures you've put your school in the best position possible to recruit a new school administrator who's going to keep the school office running smoothly. Using carefully selected interview questions and tasks will help to ensure this is a positive experience for both those on the panel and those applying for the role, meaning your new administrative staff member has the best possible start in your setting.

Key questions answered:

  • How could an interview day for a school administrator be structured?
  • What interview tasks could be used when recruiting a new school administrative assistant or school office manager?
  • What interview questions could a new school office staff member be asked during the interview process?
  • Where can I access more support on the recruitment and post-recruitment process?

What else can help me?

If you're looking for support with the recruitment or staff induction processes, we've got multiple packs available to help you. Best of all, you can get 20% off each item if you buy 3 or more resources about recruitment and induction, so why not see what's available?

If you're new to the recruitment process or are looking to build your understanding of how to tackle recruitment through each stage of the process, including advertising, shortlisting, interviewing, pre-employment and employment compliance, then you'll find the following pack useful.

If you're looking to recruit for multiple school roles, you may find the following packs supportive to help you plan interview days for those roles too:

To support your new staff member with induction into your setting, why not have a look at the following help guidance pack:

To provide meaningful professional development from the beginning of your new staff member's employment, skills audits are a valuable way to amplify the induction process, identify CPD opportunities and support the appraisal process.