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Business Support Manager - Full-time/Part-time

Riverview Junior School, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-2096-189S
  • Posted:09/05/2022
  • Pay:KR8
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:23/05/2022 at 13:00
  • Interviews:25 May 2022


Business Support Manager

Riverview Junior School is seeking a reliable, dynamic, animated and energetic Business Support Manager to join our professional team.

The role includes responsibility for leading the school operations and you will work as the lead support staff professional, assisting the Head Teacher and Senior Leadership Team in their duties, to ensure that the school meets its educational and operational aims.

You will be responsible for premises, health and safety management, some aspects of HR administration, along with the line management of the admin, premises and extended services teams. This is a varied and rewarding role which would suit a well organised, flexible person with an aptitude for hard work and creativity, and strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Riverview Junior School is a member of The Pathway Academy Trust and benefits from collaborative working and support from its partner schools and the Trust’s Central Team.  This position offers an interesting and exciting opportunity for a committed individual to work for a friendly and supportive organisation where all members of the school community work as a team. 

You will be required to work 30-37 hours per week (negotiable at interview), term time only plus inset days and one additional week during the school holidays. You will be paid on Kent Range 8, full time equivalent £26,205 - £29,885, actual pro rata salary (depending on hours agreed) £18,910 - £21,566 based on 30 hours per week, 40 weeks per year and £23,322 - £26,598 based on 37 hours per week, 40 weeks per year.

You must be an enthusiastic team player, where you need to productively engage with the team members, pupils and other school communities on a daily basis.  You must be competent in the use of internet and email and be able to deal with face to face communications with confidence and tact. You must be educated to at least GCSE English and Maths (or equivalent) and demonstrate a sound understanding of spelling and grammar.

In return, we can offer you:

  • Commitment to your ongoing Continued Professional Development 
  • Support and guidance from The Pathway Academy Trust’s experienced Central Team
  • Family friendly/sociable working hours and a work-life balance
  • Access to Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Subsidised eye test and contribution to glasses for eligible computer users
  • Two family days, on top of your annual leave entitlement
  • Onsite parking

If this sounds like the perfect opportunity that you have been looking for, we would love to hear from you.

Visits to the school prior to application are encouraged. Please contact Andrya Norris via a.norris@tpat.co.uk or 07508 469179 to arrange an informal chat and tour of the school. 

Applications must be submitted via Kent Teach.  CVs will not be accepted as an application.

Information about the school

Riverview Junior School is a very popular four form entry Key Stage 2 school on a large site we share with the Infant School.

Our extensive site offers lots of opportunities for outdoor learning, including an outdoor library, two football pitches, MUGA, outdoor intervention area, animal farm and forest school, and we offer large well-resourced classrooms.

We are delighted to announce that our recent Ofsted inspection, carried out in February 2022, graded the school’s overall effectiveness as ‘Good’ with ‘Behaviour & Attitudes’, 'Personal Development and Leadership Management’ all being graded as Outstanding;.

We joined The Pathway Academy Trust (TPAT) in October 2017.

The Pathway Academy Trust is ‘dedicated to ensuring every child has the opportunity to achieve a remarkable life’.

TPAT is a small local trust that puts children at the heart of its decision making. We understand the value of strong collaborations in achieving our goal.

Working for TPAT offers our employees a wealth of opportunities for professional development as well as an emphasis on wellbeing. Our Staff Charter is our pledge to put employees at the centre of our organisation. Our Staff Charter and Wellbeing package can be found on our website.

Some of the benefits in our Staff Charter include: • Two additional days off per year, one as a Happy Birthday from the Trust, following a successful probation period, which can be taken during term time • Free breakfast club place for your child if you work in breakfast club or after-school club, and half-price places for other staff members • Subsidised eye test and contribution to glasses for eligible computer users • Annual flu vaccination • Free tea, coffee and refreshments • Christmas lunch • Termly breakfast for all staff

The Pathway Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This role will involve contact with children, referred to as regulated activity, therefore all applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).   The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the School is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are "spent" unless they are "protected" under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children. Further information regarding the Trusts recruitment policy, including the employment of ex-offenders, is available on our website www.tpat.co.uk

The Pathway Academy Trust, an equal opportunities employer, values the diversity of our workforce and the knowledge of our people. The Trust provides all qualified applicants consideration for employment without regard to age, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law. The Pathway Academy Trust is committed to providing reasonable adjustments to individuals with disabilities.

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).