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Office Manager - Full-time

Crockenhill Primary School, Crockenhill

  • Ref:KCC886-2088-99S
  • Posted:12/08/2022
  • Pay:KR8 - £26,598 pro rata
  • Start Date:ASAP or by 10th October 2022
  • App Close Date:02/09/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Wednesday 7th September


Have you got the experience and dedication, resoluteness and integrity, to work as part of the office team at Crockenhill Primary School?  An exciting opportunity has arisen for a candidate with previous school office experience to join us on our road to ensure every child and family member has the best experience of our school.  Your enthusiasm, care and professionalism will be paramount in ensuring the smooth running of the day-to-day life and business management of the school. 

We are seeking a flexible individual with a friendly disposition, to work closely with other members of the school office, along with the Headteacher and Senior Leadership team. 

Your hours will 8.15 am – 5pm Monday to Friday – 8 hours and 15 minutes a day ( half hour for  lunch) term time only, plus 5 INSET days, with some additional hours negotiable when required.  All staff are required to attend the safeguarding training at the beginning of every academic year.

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 (as above) 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
  • Understanding of personnel and recruitment is essential
  • Understanding of Payroll reconciliation, and school workforce census is desirable, but training and support is available via our support team at Cantium
  • A working knowledge of SIMS is an advantage, although training and support will be provided to the suitable candidate
  • Knowledge of Parentpay or a similar communication package to allow swift communication with parents
  • 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 (with the ability to see the funny side of things!)
  • A good eye for detail

Ideally, the candidate would also be able to manage the finances of the school in discussion with the Senior Leaders and work on financial returns as well as communicating this to the Governing Body in termly meetings within the Pay and Personnel committee, however this is not essential and training or support can be provided.

For further details, please download our Job Description.

Information about the school

Crockenhill Primary School is a community primary school for children aged between 4 and 11 years, occupying an attractive site, at the heart of the village of Crockenhill. We are a one form entry school, with capacity for up to 210 pupils. The school is close to the town of Swanley and boasts excellent road and rail links to London and Kent. Our buildings run seamlessly from Victorian to new build and the classrooms are bright and welcoming. We have a dedicated art room, computer suite and library and several breakout spaces for small group work. The school also has a small wildlife garden and large playing field with an area dedicated to our forest school. The school is very proud of its sporting achievements and actively engages in many tournaments.

We are a lively, happy and hardworking school where positive relationships between all members of the school community are encouraged and maintained. We are committed to providing for the needs of the whole child, both in and out of the classroom. We value input from the children, as well as parents, in helping us establish and achieve our aims. Equal opportunities are provided for, regardless of gender, ability, background or belief. In all our teaching and school life, we seek to develop trust, confidence and self-esteem, to create an environment where everyone is able to make the most of their opportunities and initiative. In order to provide the best possible education for our pupils, we set both children and adults high standards and clear aims.

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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.