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Office Manager - Term Time

Sandwich Junior School, Sandwich

  • Ref:KCC886-2627-84S
  • Posted:29/09/2022
  • Pay:Kent Range 7/8 dependent on experience
  • Start Date:January 2022
  • App Close Date:31/10/2022 at 18:00
  • Interviews:7 November 2022


Office Manager

Start date 5 January 2023

Kent Range 7/8 dependent on experience

25 Hours per week TTO

Purpose of the Job:

To manage the school office and line manage both Office, Lunchtime and Premises staff. To conduct all finance, personnel and premises management and administration, lead GDPR and work in conjunction with the Headteacher and Governing Body.

Are you someone who already works within a financial and administrative role within a school setting and looking for a new challenge or more responsibility? If yes join our supportive team who are committed to the children and staff who attend our school.   

We are looking for someone with a positive growth mind set and who wants to be a key part in a school, ensuring good financial, HR practice and can take the lead on a day to day basis for sound business management within the school.

You will need to be able to work well under pressure and use your own initiative, be well organised and prioritise your own workload, supervise the secretary’s workload and adhere to all statutory deadlines. You will be required to work both independently and as part of a team, whilst maintaining a cheerful outlook. As part of this role, it is also essential to always maintain confidentiality and be able to deal with a variety of people in a sensitive and diplomatic manner.

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

  • Experience of working in a school finance environment
  • Knowledge of SIMS, FMS and BPS
  • An understanding of the importance of confidentiality and safeguarding
  • Excellent people skills and the ability to develop good relationships with pupils, parents, staff and visitors
  • A confident and professional manner
  • An excellent eye for detail
  • Knowledge of IT systems such as O365, Outlook, Word and Excel 

Information about the school

Sandwich Junior is a two form entry school, who currently have 212 pupils on roll. We are fortunate to have extensive grounds, which include two large playgrounds, a gardening area, outdoor music equipment, an Orchard and a full size Labyrinth to aid mindfulness and reflection. The school has a strong set of Core Values which underpin everything we do. Our location in the centre of Sandwich, Kent means we serve families from the town and the wider area. We received an Outstanding grading in our most recent Ofsted inspection (May 2022). We have a friendly, dedicated staff who work seamlessly together as a team, ensuring every child reaches their own personal excellence through a focus on quality first teaching and pastoral support. As a team we are dedicated to providing every child, family and staff member with rich opportunities as we encourage them to develop their own personal excellence be that academic, sporting or artistic.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01304 614755


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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.