R A Butler is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All posts are subject to an enhanced disclosure and barring service check.

Please see below for our current vacancies. For safeguarding purposes we are only able to accept completed application forms, not CVs.

We are a vibrant and happy school in Saffron Walden, where staff are proud to work.  We are looking to recruit the following positions:

midday assistant

Start: ASAP
Salary: Scale 1 £17,842 Annual Salary (pro rata for hours worked)
38 weeks per year (term time only)
Permanent contract
Working hours: Monday to Friday 12.00-1.05 pm

We are looking for an enthusiastic Midday Assistant to join our wonderful lunchtime team to supervise and support our children during their lunch break.  To apply please complete the application and monitoring forms below.

Application deadline: Monday 7th February 2022 Noon
Interviews: Thursday 10th February 2022

Saffron Academy Trust is currently recruiting for the following roles:


Immediate start available
We are looking to appoint two experienced ICT Managers to these new positions within the Saffron Academy Trust.

Key responsibilities will be:

  • Manage ICT Support staff over several sites
  • Key responsibility is to maintain all aspects of ICT across the Trust in conjunction with the other Hub Manager. This involves budget planning and hardware maintenance to a highly technical level
  • To provide Network Administration and Management by taking responsibility for the integrity, backup, update and operation of all the servers, IT equipment, and telephone systems operated within the Trust
  • Together with the other HUB Manager, assess the need to upgrade network systems, plan and submit proposals on the overall applications strategy and evolution of systems whilst making best use of new and existing technologies and techniques.
  • Establish, maintain and review business continuity and disaster recovery plans, processes and procedures for the Trust, ensuring appropriate resilience is in place for IT systems and infrastructure and carry out penetration testing.
  • To give holistic Trust wide advice to the Director of Finance with respect to school requirements, upgrades, new technologies and developments
  • Lead on or advise on all technical aspects of IT projects, setting priorities for teams and project participators at a detailed level, ensuring best value from support and development budgets
  • Provide reports to management and Trustees of the Trust as requested
  • To manage large ICT projects across the Trust

The ideal candidates should have the following skills and knowledge:

  • Basic PowerShell Skills, Candidates should be able to manipulate PowerShell scripts to carry out local or office 365 cloud tasks.
  • Must have knowledge of internal features of office 365 for example use of the admin centres and creation of policies, exchange 365 admin centre. Microsoft Teams and use of its policies, and Microsoft Streams. Candidates should have minimum of 3 years’ experience in an education environment.
  • Candidates should have used the following features in Azure Active Directory.

Security, Conditional Access, Named locations, Multi Factor Authentication as well as other features that are listed under Azure Active Directory.

  • Have strong experience in installing server operating systems from windows server 2012r2 to server 2022. Have in-depth knowledge for windows server features, for example Active Directory, DFS, Hyper V, Print services, Windows Backup.
  • Budget management experience is essential, you will be required to manage several budgets across the Hub that you are responsible for.

A full job description is available which covers all aspects of the role.

The successful candidates should have a proven track record in managing staff, large projects and be able to communicate with staff at all levels and outside organisations. You should be self-motivated and possess a keen interest to develop ICT within the Educational Sector and a flexible approach to out of hours working.

This is a full time position with working hours of 37 hours a week.
Salary range £ 46,845 to £ 53,311 per annum (dependent on experience).

The roles would be either working in the Uttlesford Area (Saffron Walden and Great Dunmow) or Braintree Area (Braintree and Coggleshall)

Closing date for applications is 4th February 2022

Application forms can be downloaded from 
Completed applications should be sent to Jackie King HR & Administration Manager, at the address above or e-mailed to 

RAB Butler Early & Late Play Club is currently recruiting for the following role:


R A B Late Play Club is an OFSTED registered breakfast and after school club based at the R A Butler Academy in Saffron Walden. We are looking to recruit a part-time Financial Administrator to commence in March. Duties will include:

  • Record all fee income, pay invoices and expenses
  • Liaise with parents regarding their accounts
  • Produce and register annual accounts
  • Be the point of contact for the Charity Commission and OFSTED
  • Run the monthly payroll and pension scheme
  • Oversee the recruitment of staff
  • Carry out DBS checks
  • Support the Play Club Manager with ad hoc admin tasks

Hours of work = 10 hours per week. Salary Range £6,760 - £8,840 per annum depending on experience. Some level of admin/finance experience is preferred but full training will be given. Please contact us on the email below if you require more information.

The post-holder will mainly work from home but will need to visit the Play Club once a week (during opening hours) and attend quarterly management meetings.

Please email your CV to  

Closing date for applications - 24th January 2022
Interviews will take place week commencing 31st January 2022


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R A Butler Academy is committed to the safeguarding, protection and welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Following safer recruitment procedures, the successful applicant will be subject to satisfactory references, medical checks and successful Disclosure and Barring (DBS) checks.