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REAL School Budapest

School Secretary Wizard

Catalysts · Budapest, Hungary
Department Catalysts
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

REAL School Budapest, a new, progressive international school is currently looking for a


SCHOOL SECRETARY WIZARD - Hungarian and English, and great computer skills are a must


REAL School is a new, not-for-profit international school for kids who will imagine and shape tomorrow - and today. Through project-based learning, kids discover the world and themselves, develop a sustainability mindset and skills to make a difference, and learn to adapt to change.



Do you love kids and are you able to keep your sense of humour while juggling numerous tasks?  Do you love to solve problems and make things happen? Do you enjoy the world of numbers, systems and processes just as much as people? Are you kind and courteous? Do you care for social or environmental issues?


  • Have experience in an office management or administration role
  • Are a master prioritiser, with the ability to juggle many concurrent urgent & important matters
  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Love solving problems independently
  • Have experience in developing processes
  • Are fluent in English and Hungarian
  • Are a power user of computers, including Google Apps
  • Are tidy and well organised
  • Are trustworthy, discrete and fun to be with
  • Preferably have experience with Salesforce or another CRM system
  • It'd be a great plus if you sang or played an instrument!


REAL School Budapest is an opportunity for entrepreneurial thinkers to make a difference. You will have the freedom and support to bring your ideas to life. Join a community where causes take centre stage, and real-life, project-based learning, student agency and sustainability are at the core of continuous innovation.



The School Secretary role is challenging, as the person will be responsible for both school administration and financial admin matters, in a growing school environment. These include:

School administration and office management

  • Meet and greet visitors, lead school tours as appropriate
  • Develop and maintain student and HR databases and systems
  • Organise operational matters, such as excursion logistics, supplies ordering
  • Create new processes as the need arises
  • Manage contracting with families
  • Liaise with lawyers on corporate matters
  • Manage HR data and contracting
  • Manage REAL Zone, the School’s after school activities programme
  • Organise and participate in meetings and workshops, take notes, write-up outputs and draft follow-up e-mails
  • Manage office supplies
  • Manage physical place related issues, including ordering maintenance

Financial administration

  • Manage incoming and outgoing invoicing
  • Prepare payments, keep tab on payables in the online system
  • Prepare a monthly report package for the external accountant
  • Receive support from the School’s Finance Manager

The role would also require occasional personal assistance to the Managing Director



  • Enjoy learning and professional growth opportunities
  • Have flexible working arrangements, including working from home on occasion
  • Have plenty of autonomy in your work
  • Be in a young, inspiring, international community
  • Have great career prospects as the school grows
  • Earn appropriate compensation that is commensurate with making the school accessible to a diverse community

Closing date: when the position is filled, starting full time as soon as possible

To apply, please fill out the short application form, and upload your CV and a cover letter on WHY you and WHY this endeavour.


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; REAL School Budapest respects and advocates diversity and is an equal opportunity working environment. REAL School Budapest is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including references from previous employers by following our safer recruitment practice. Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau Disclosure or equivalent will be required for all prior countries lived. All positions of employment are dependent on the fulfilment of Hungarian employment law requirements.

If you have any questions, please email our team at 


“Let ours be a time remembered for the awakening of a new reverence for life, the firm resolve to achieve sustainability, the quickening of the struggle for justice and peace, and the joyful celebration of life.” The Earth Charter


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