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Office Manager Administration - Full-time

Richmond Academy, Sheerness

  • Ref:KCC886-2090-145S
  • Posted:29/09/2022
  • Pay:KR6 - £21,801 pro rata
  • Start Date:asap - subject to DBS
  • App Close Date:07/10/2022 at 10:00
  • Interviews:W/C - 31/10 - subject to references


Richmond Academy are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Office Manager. The successful candidate will collaborate closely with the school Admin Officers to ensure the school runs efficiently.  The role is supported by the Trust Admin Lead and HR Officer

The successful applicant should be enthusiastic and hardworking. You will be expected to ensure a welcoming, professional reception to all children, parents, carers, staff and visitors therefore excellent customer service and communication skills are essential. Candidates will need to be positive, highly confidential with all matters, have a professional attitude, be well organised, highly flexible and have excellent inter-personal skills.

You will be responsible for supporting the administration associated with school admissions, attendance and some data management. There is also an element of electronic filing to support the HR department. While office experience is desirable, particularly in a school setting, we are looking for someone with a positive attitude and strong work ethic, as a full induction and training will be provided with ongoing support.

We wish to appoint someone who has:

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • A friendly, flexible and professional approach, particularly when multi-tasking under pressure.
  • Experience of working within an office environment, preferably a school setting. A good working knowledge of office management systems such as Microsoft Word/Excel
  • Experience of leading/managing a team and working collaboratively
  • A working knowledge of Arbor (similar to SIMS) is a significant advantage, although training and support will be provided to the suitable candidate.
  • The ability to prioritise workload to ensure office systems operate efficiently for the smooth running of the school.
  • You will have a positive approach to working with children and a commitment to our safeguarding procedures.

The role is:

  • Term time working plus 10 extra days during school holiday periods (to be agreed with Line Manager)
  • 37 hours a week - Monday to Friday
  • Pro rata'd KR6 salary = approximately £19,317 per year

PLEASE NOTE: Induction and training throughout the year may be off site at other Trust schools.

Our school and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service. Please note that references will be requested prior to interview, at least one reference must be from your most recent employer. Candidates who are invited for interview will be required to bring with them photo ID (either a valid driving licence or passport)

Information about the school

Richmond Academy is a large 2 form entry Primary School in Sheerness on the Isle of Sheppey. The school has undergone an enriching transformation under the ‘strong and inspirational leadership' of The Stour Academy Trust and is at the forefront of the Trust's vision for a 21st century education.

The school is a member of The Stour Academy Trust, a forwarding thinking Multi Academy Trust of primary schools that are transforming that way that children learn in order to better prepare them for the 21st century.

For more information, please visit the school’s website: www.richmond.kent.sch.uk

For more information about The Stour Academy Trust, please visit the Trust website: www.thestouracademytrust.org.uk

Job Contact Information

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.