Administration Assistant

Location:                      Oak Tree School, Truro, Cornwall.

Salary:                         Up to £17,292 dependent on experience

Hours:                          8.00am – 4.30pm, Monday to Friday

Contract:                      Permanent, Term Time only


We’re looking for an Administration Assistant with finance responsibilities to join the Oak Tree School team. Someone who is highly organised and self-motivated would be perfect for this role.


About the School:

Oak Tree School is a specialist provision positioned near the city of Truro in Cornwall. The school provides full-time specialist co-education for up to 65 children and young people aged 7 to 16 who experience social, emotional, mental health, communication difficulties and associated challenging behaviours. These children and young people often cannot cope, function or achieve within a mainstream environment. The aim is to provide a structured, nurturing approach, with pupils accessing a broad, balanced and engaging curriculum to meet their significant needs.


About the Group:

We are part of the Acorn Care and Education and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

Acorn Care and Education provide education and care across 20 schools and 19 residential care homes nationally. Our vision is to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK to be happy and make their way in the world. Every day we improve the lives of thousands of young people, their families and communities through relentless focus on caring and learning.


About the Role:

Due to a recent internal promotion we are looking for an Administration Assistant with finance responsibilities to join the Oak Tree School team.

The successful candidate will be highly organised, resilient, flexible in their approach to work and able to work within a small team, but also independently. Responsibilities include processing invoices, raising orders, recording and monitoring all school credit card and petty cash spend.


Who we are looking for?

Applicants would benefit from experience working within a school/college environment but this is not essential as relevant training would be given to suitable candidates.



You will often find yourself wearing ‘many hats’ in this position, often multi-tasking between various means of communication and tasks.


Essential Criteria:

  • Good practical knowledge and experience of working in a office environment
  • Practical experience of telephone network systems, word processing programmes and other related computer systems
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills


Why work for us?

  • Social activities
  • "Your Wellbeing Matters"
  • Employee Rewards Hub
  • Free School meals on site
  • No two days are ever the same
  • Be part of a fantastic team who work hard together and support each other
  • Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
  • Continuous professional development and training for a clear career path


Applications are invited online though the Acorn Care and Education website If you have any further questions regarding how to apply please contact Laura Hearl on 01872264221 or email

Acorn care and Education are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS.

We expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best outcome possible for everybody in our care.

A full application form must be completed with all employment dates accurate and gaps in employment accounted for.

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