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Business Support Assistant

Pin icon EX7 Dawlish
Pound Sterling icon Scale 4, Point 8-12 (Full Time Equivalent £24,702 - £26,421 p.a pro rata)
Clock icon Permanent
Calendar icon 24 days ago
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Join our team as a Business Support Assistant at Dawlish College If you have a proven track record in administration, finance, or accounting, we’d love to learn more about you - apply today.

Business Support Assistant
Dawlish, EX7 0BY

  • Scale 4, Point 8-12 (Full Time Equivalent £24,702 - £26,421 p.a pro rata)
  • 20-35 hours, per week; 38 weeks per year
  • Actual weekly hours can be confirmed at interview; flexible working pattern available
  • Typical working hours for a full-time position will be 7am to 3pm Monday to Friday

Please Note: Applicants must be authorised to work in the UK

At Dawlish College, part of the Ivy Education Trust, our mission is to eradicate educational disadvantage in Dawlish by providing the best education to every child in our community. We live by our values – We Work Hard, We Work Together, and We Make Things Better. We start each day with a Warm Welcome for every pupil and foster a strong community spirit among our staff. Join us in making a difference and supporting our vision to offer outstanding education to all.

About the Role:

We are seeking a passionate and driven Business Support Assistant to join our team. You will work alongside the Business Support Manager to ensure the smooth and cost-efficient operation of the college, supporting teachers to deliver outstanding lessons. This role includes managing daily cover for absences, and handling HR and finance functions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Arrange daily cover for planned and unplanned absences
  • Support recruitment for supply staff
  • Ensure compliance with safeguarding requirements for supply staff
  • Prepare and display timetables and room changes for events
  • Maintain records of cover allocations and expenditures
  • Handle HR duties such as maintaining confidential staff records and processing staff absences
  • Administer financial systems and ensure compliance with financial policies
  • Process purchase orders and resolve payment queries
  • Support equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory practices

The Ideal Candidate:

We are looking for a motivated individual who thrives in a team environment and demonstrates high personal initiative. The ideal candidate will have:

  • Proven track record in administration, finance, or accounting
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and other ICT packages
  • Strong organisational and communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • High professional standards and attention to detail


Joining Dawlish College means becoming part of a supportive and dedicated team. We offer:

  • Flexible working patterns
  • Opportunities for professional development
  • A collaborative and positive work environment
  • Commitment to staff well-being and safeguarding

If you share our vision and values, we welcome your application. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of our students and the community.

How to apply for the role:

If you have the skills and experience required for this position, click “apply” today and check your inbox for an email providing more information on how to tailor your application and provide a cover letter or any supporting documents.

You must be authorised to work in the UK. No agencies please.

Closing Date for Applications: Monday 8th July at 9:00am

Interview Date: Thursday 11th July

Other suitable skills and experience include Administrative Assistant, HR Administrator, Finance Assistant, Office Manager, School Administrator, Accounts Assistant, Payroll Officer, Administrative Coordinator, Executive Assistant, Receptionist.