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Office Manager - Full-time

The Whitstable School, Whitstable

  • Ref:KCC886-4091-459S
  • Posted:28/11/2022
  • Pay:£25,058 – £28,245 (SAT 7)
  • Start Date:January 2023
  • App Close Date:05/12/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:w/c 5th December 2022


  • Full Time, All Year Round
  • 37 Hours Per Week
  • £25,058 – £28,245 (SAT 7)

We are looking to appoint an Office Manager who is committed to working in partnership with the Headteacher and senior leadership team, providing comprehensive, high-level administrative support. We are seeking someone with a strong administrative background and a genuine commitment to helping us deploy the resources available to the best effect in a school context.

The successful applicant will have experience of supervising staff and working for a senior manager. They will be responsible for the school's administrative function, clerk to the Local Governing Body and will line manage the ad min team.

The role requires flexibility, tact and problem-solving on a daily basis. Therefore it is essential that applicants are professional, approachable and very effective communicators.

Applicants should be well-educated, preferably to further education level/Level 3, including the minimum of a Level 2 Diploma (or equivalent) in English and maths.

The successful candidate will also need to demonstrate:

  • Experience of working in a school environment/office, preferably at a senior/supervisory level.
  • The ability to take accurate notes of meetings.
  • A smart, professional appearance.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines to high standards.
  • Competence to lead on matters related to senior support.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our school. In return, we offer a stimulating, supporting and rewarding working environment, where all staff are valued and where you will have the opportunity to access a range of excellent professional opportunities to support your progression.

Additional benefits include:

  • Excellent on site facilities
  • Excellent CPD programme
  • Being part of a highly successful Trust
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Kent Rewards Scheme
  • Employee Referral Recruitment incentive.

Full details of the requirements of the post can be found in the accompanying recruitment pack.

If you are interested in this post, please contact Ana Gibson, Headteacher at ana.gibson@swale.at or 01323 502620.

Applications are welcome from anyone who meets the stated requirements in the person specification; please note that we cannot accept CVs. If you experience any difficulty in completing the application form, please contact recruitment@swale.at  or 01795 426091.

We are happy to discuss any support you may need during your application process as part of our reasonable adjustment approach.

In accordance with current GDPR compliance we will not keep any details / application forms on file once the position is filled.

Interview Dates:  w/c 5th December 2022

Swale Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is exempt from ROA and will require an enhanced DBS disclosure

Information about the school

The Whitstable School is part of the Swale Academies Trust, a leading Multi-Academy Trust for school improvement, situated in the highly desirable location of Whitstable, Kent. Rated by Ofsted in February 2018 as a Good school, we are now embarking on the next stage of our journey to outstanding and are looking for exceptional and inspiring individuals to help us achieve this ambition.

Please visit www.thewhitstableschool.org.uk and our twitter page @TheWhitSchool for more about our school.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates must be willing to undergo an Enhanced DBS Check and references will be taken up. We are an Equal Opportunities employer and seek to reflect the diverse community we serve. Applications are welcome from anyone who meets the stated requirements; please note that we cannot accept CVs.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs A Gibson
  • Address:The Whitstable School, Bellevue Road, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 1PX
  • Telephone: 01227 931300
  • Email: tws_admin@swale.at


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.