About the role

Sense College has a great opportunity for an experienced administrator to join a small supportive team that provide administrative support to the Executive Principal, Principal and college senior management team. The role is based at Sense College, Sense Centre Hampton, Forder Way, Peterborough. You will be line managed by the PA to the Executive Principal and will work closely with the PA and Clerk to Sense College Governing Body to ensure that all duties are met to required standards.

This is a 6-month temporary contract, with a view to permanent appointment as operational requirements allow. The working hours are 35 hours per week with a daily start time of 09.00 am and end time of 4.00 pm, Monday to Friday.

Our college office is based on a busy commercial business park with good public transport links and car parking available. In line with our commitment to support people in the most flexible and person centred way we can, you may sometimes be asked to work in different services or settings.

Applicants invited to interview will have met, as a minimum, all the essential requirements as outlined in the Job Description and Person Specification below.

We reserve the right to close the application process early if we receive sufficient interest.

The interview process will include a remote interview and a selection of office tests.

Key skills and experience required:

  • Minimum of level 2 literacy and numeracy skills
  • Able to manage own workload and time management skills
  • Confident in using all Microsoft Office software
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Strong understanding of GDPR legisaltion, whilst maintaining confidentiality, discretion and sensitivity at all times

About us

Sense College comprises of two independent specialist colleges: Sense College East and Sense College Loughborough. Both colleges give people the education and skills they need to achieve their independent living, education and employment goals. We offer personalised learning for young people with complex disabilities aged between 16 and 25. 

Working at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.

To apply

Please use the link below to complete your application. Managers will use your application to shortlist candidates in relation to the Personal Specification; therefore it is very important you complete this section thoroughly.  We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description (found at the base of this advert) before applying.

If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format please contact the Recruitment department on 0121 415 6735 or textphone 0121 415 2720.

Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Therefore all offers of employment, where appropriate, are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work.



Admin and Secretarial