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Part Time - School Office Operations Manager - Term Time

Brenchley & Matfield C of E Primary School, Tunbridge Wells

  • Ref:KCC886-3306-88S
  • Posted:04/07/2022
  • Pay:Min £21,800 - Max £23,262 FTE (pro-rata £9/£10,000
  • Start Date:1st September or before for the right candidate
  • App Close Date:18/07/2022 at 10:00
  • Interviews:To be confirmed


We are looking to appoint an experienced administrator to coordinate and support the Headteacher and the Trust Central Support team with the day to day operational support of the school back office function.

You will work closely with our long standing School Secretary. You will be the principal contact point for staff and Tenax trust colleagues in managing administrative processes that support the financial, human resources and premises related aspects of the school.

This is a new role being introduced to support the restructuring of business management tasks into our central support function, therefore we are looking for strong interpersonal, organisational and coordination skills.

Ideally you will be well versed in the running of a school office, confident in use of all MS office suite applications particularly spreadsheets.  Having experience of school specific MIS (e.g. SIMS/Arbour or similar) would provide a distinct advantage.   You will enjoy working with children and advocate the importance of quality first education.  We also have a school therapy dog so being an animal lover would also be appreciated !

If you enjoy a workload that has variety, keeps you on your toes and able to think on your feet then this role would be ideal for you.  In return we can offer a great friendly working environment with fantastically behaved children, a fabulous supportive senior leadership team and tea and coffee on tap. 

As our Trust promotes great skill development we encourage the attainment of professional role related qualifications and open to all opportunities for competence development and training.

A great sense of humour is also a must - please do visit our school website and watch our school you tube video to get a real feel for our school that we are so proud of and would want you to be too.

Hopefully we have encouraged you to want to apply as we would love to hear from you if you feel this would be a great opportunity.  A more detailed Job description is attached.

In addtion to applying, please also provide copies of the attached ancillary safeguarding declaration.

Brenchley and Matfield C of E School as part of the Tenax Schools Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people and all applicants are expected to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to pre-employment checks, including satisfactory references and an Enhanced DBS check.

Information about the school

We are a delightful one form entry Church of England school, rated Good by Ofsted.

We pride ourselves on our strong Christian ethos promoting strong family, carers and community values. We have very close links with All Saint’s Church, Brenchley and St Luke’s Church in Matfield. We are leading contributors in collaborative learning projects enhanced by our membership of the Tenax Schools Trust, a number of local partnerships and our involvement in the wider Teaching Alliance.

The School was founded in 1842 (before the state was actively involved in education) by the Church to serve our local, and wider community and as such this remains our mission today. Our aim is to serve all children and their families of any or no religion, heritage and culture.

We currently have around 192 pupils on roll. A staff of 7 teachers, ably supported by teaching assistants and support staff, delivering the curriculum to 7 classes, ranging from the rising 5s to 11-year-olds.

We enjoy good facilities and heavily promote the use of outdoor space and learning opportunities with exciting and stimulating play areas including a well-managed and used forest area plus a large field, surrounded by trees and meadows. This includes a conservation area, netball courts and a full-sized football pitch.

Our classrooms are both colourful and spacious and we especially enjoy celebrating our learning by proudly adorning our walls with our wonderful children’s hard work and efforts. We promote the use of technology and have a modern ICT Suite. We are fully networked with first class security protection and controls that are exercised diligently. We are lucky to have a large school hall, which is perfect to enjoy our celebrations for both school worship and whole school assemblies, rather unique given we have separate dining area and kitchen. Our library is well stocked in addition to a Special Needs area and other separate areas for group or individual learning.

We are immensely fortunate to have a very strong and hugely supportive Local Governing Body who work collaboratively with us to ensure the best educational and spiritual experience for all our children in our care. Our Parent Teachers Association is hugely valued by our wider school community and again serve us exceptionally well with their hugely successful fundraising events.

We are always pleased to welcome visitors into our school and to provide the children with these additional opportunities to demonstrate their successes. Maybe you would like to come and visit us soon ?

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Jane Mallon
  • Address:Tenax Schools Trust, C/O Bennett Memorial Diocesan School, Culverden Down, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 9SH
  • Telephone: 07983543101
  • Email: HR@tenaxschoolstrust.co.uk


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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).