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Office Manager - Term Time

Charlton Church Of England Primary School, Dover

  • Ref:KCC886-2058-77S
  • Posted:27/09/2022
  • Pay:£22,438 - £24,483 pro rata
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:30/09/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Tuesday 4th October 2022


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly organised and efficient Office Manager (including the role of Attendance Officer), who has experience of office management in a primary school setting, to join our friendly and supportive team.

The successful candidate will:


  • be well educated, with a minimum of GCSEs in English and mathematics (grade C or above). Higher level qualifications are desirable.
  • be fully competent in the use of IT packages, with experience of using Microsoft Office, Excel and management information systems.
  • be an excellent team player -working with our Office Administrator to carry out a range of administration duties involved in the smooth running of the school
  • be positive, self-motivated and be able to work using their own initiative
  • have excellent interpersonal and English skills
  • be able to prioritise workload and keep calm under pressure while providing a high quality service for pupils, parents, staff and visitors
  • be discreet and have the highest regard for confidentiality
  • be friendly, approachable, flexible and adaptable

The role is varied and interesting and includes: managing the administration for attendance, general administration, being the first point of call for visitors to the school office, managing queries, maintaining the asset register, line managing the Office Administrator, Midday Supervisors (MDS), cleaners and organising cover for non-teaching support staff and reporting assessment data.

Please see the attached job description and person specification for more details.

We can offer:

  • a friendly, dedicated and committed staff team
  • lovely children
  • training
  • opportunities for professional development

Visits to the school are warmly encouraged. Please phone the school office (01304 201275) to arrange an appointment with the Headteacher.

Hours (32 hours per week): Monday to Thursday 8.30am-5.00pm (including half an hour unpaid lunch break). This is a 38 week per year contract (term time only).

Charlton Church of England Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Any appointment will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and references. All applications must be made via Kent Teach.


Information about the school

Charlton CE Primary School is a good school (Ofsted 2018) and an outstanding Church school (SIAMS).

We are part of Aquila, The Diocese of Canterbury Academies Trust (www.aquilatrust.co.uk). We are a popular, happy and caring school community, located in the heart of Dover, with 208 lovely children in 7 classes. Each class has a teaching assistant. We are very much a school family with a Christian ethos and high standards of behaviour and work. The staff team are innovative, dedicated and creative. We are committed to equipping and preparing our children for a bright future.

Charlton C E Primary School is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all trustees, staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service along with other relevant employment checks, including overseas criminal background checks, where applicable. All new trustees, employees and volunteers will be required to undertake safeguarding training on induction which will be regularly updated in line with statutory guidance.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01304 219238


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