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Office Manager - Part-time

Borough Green Primary School, Sevenoaks

  • Ref:KCC886-5201-217S
  • Posted:30/07/2022
  • Pay:KR6 to KR7 pro rata - depending on experience
  • Start Date:19 September 2022
  • App Close Date:14/08/2022 at 22:00
  • Interviews:18/19 August 2022

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a candidate with previous school finance and administration experience. Borough Green Primary School is looking for a dynamic, skilled, caring and enthusiastic person to join our 'school family' as an Office Manager who has the ability to lead on the day to day business management of the school.

We are seeking to appoint a friendly, flexible, professional person to work 30 hours a week, in our school office.  The working hours will be 8:30am to 4.30pm, 4 days a week, term time only (+ 5 inset days).

You will need to be able to work well under pressure and use your own initiative, be well organised and have the ability to prioritise your own workload and work to deadlines.  You will be required to work both independently and as part of a team, whilst maintaining a positive attitude. As part of this role, it is also essential to maintain confidentiality at all times. 

You will need to be able to deal with a variety of people in a sensitive and diplomatic manner. You will be required to undertake Safeguarding and First Aid training.

This is a key role within the school and the ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience of working in a school or office environment
  • Personnel, payroll reconciliation and recruitment knowledge is essential
  • An understanding of the school workforce census is desirable, but training and support available
  • A working knowledge of Arbor (similar to SIMS) is an advantage, although training and support will be provided to the suitable candidate
  • Knowledge of Parentpay or similar communication package
  • An understanding of the importance of confidentiality and safeguarding
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to develop good relationships with pupils, parents, staff and visitors
  • Excellent organisation skills and the ability to use own initiative
  • A confident and professional manner
  • A good eye for detail

 

For further details, please download a copy of the job description.

Borough Green Primary School is fully committed to the safeguarding of children, therefore all staff are subject to an enhanced DBS check by the Disclosure and Barring Service along with other relevant employment checks. 

 

 

 

 

Information about the school

Borough Green Primary School is a Foundation School which means that the school’s Governing Body has greater powers than in community primary schools. For example, the governors employ all school staff, they own the school site, can set certain school policies and have the power to determine the timing of the school year. Consequently, our governors are fully invested in the schoolcaters for children from 4 to 11 years of age with Steps to School, our on-site nursery and pre-school, providing childcare from 3 months and an after school club for our school age children.

Our school has a century’s history of success and is at the heart of the local community. We provide a highly enjoyable experience-based education for children aged 4 to 11 years. We aim for academic excellence but we also recognise the importance of every child’s personal development. Our school ethos is warm, welcoming and inclusive with a very strong family atmosphere that provides a great sense of belonging. Our strong team of staff does all it can to ensure that our children make the most of their innate abilities and potential.

Fundamental to our success is the quality, commitment and teamwork of everyone involved with our school. Whatever their role, our staff are fully committed to supporting our children’s success.

Children need to be: physically and mentally healthy, able to take decisions and deal with any challenges. To achieve this they will require: a range of skills, courage, adaptability and determination. Each child is at the centre of this “Circle of Courage”, which has four elements: Belonging, Mastery, Independence and Generosity.

“unrelenting ambition to secure best possible outcomes for all pupils” Ofsted August 2018

“strong family ethos” and “strongly inclusive culture” Ofsted August 2018

Our school is in an area of outstanding natural beauty and we have good rail and road links being close to both the railway station and M20.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01732) 882169

Documents

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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). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.