Staff Development Coordinator (SDC) and School Administrator, The Holmewood School, London

Staff Development Coordinator (SDC) and School Administrator

Required to start November 2021 (or sooner if possible)

Full Time – 36 working hours per week, term time plus 4 weeks during the school holidays as determined by the school.

Salary: £17,340 – £22,440 per annum

The Holmewood School is a small independent Special Educational Needs school meeting the needs of children aged from 7 to 19 with high functioning autism and Asperger’s, language and communication difficulties and specific learning difficulties. We are proud to have been awarded Advanced Accreditation Status by the National Autistic Society.

We are located in North Finchley and Muswell Hill. Our Lower School in North Finchley is conveniently situated opposite Woodside Park station (on the Northern Line).  Our Upper School is based at a beautiful leafy site in Muswell Hill. You will be required to work at both sites.

We are seeking to recruit a highly organised administrator to take on joint responsibilities of Staff Development Coordinator and School Administrator. You will need to work flexibly to meet all your responsibilities and deadlines.

The ideal candidate will be energetic and self-motivated, and will have excellent organisational and administrative skills. They will need excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to relate well to people on all levels. They will be confident and proficient in their use of IT.

We can offer you the benefits of working to a school calendar (term-time plus 4 weeks) and an excellent professional development package.

We are part of the Cavendish Group, a unique group of educational independent day and boarding schools. We work closely with the other schools in our group, have extensive community links and believe in ‘thinking differently’ and being as creative as possible in our teaching.

A flexible approach, a sense of humour, reliability, punctuality, stamina, resilience and the ability to work under pressure are essential.

For more information, please contact Simon Hardwick, Office Manager, on 020 8920 0660 or or visit our website at

Closing date for applications: 9.00am on Monday 11th October 2021

Interview date: week commencing Monday 18th October 2021

The post is full-time, working hours are 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday. We are unable to consider applications from candidates who are unable to work full-time hours due to the nature of this role in relation to the coordination and organisation of all staff training.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check prior to employment.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

We encourage diversity in our staffing in order for children and young people to see themselves represented in society.