Office Manager - Shorne CE Primary School - Part-time

Aletheia Academies Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F41-24-S
  • Posted:23/11/2022
  • Pay:Kent Range 6 - £21,801-£23,262 per annum
  • Start Date:January 2023
  • App Close Date:02/12/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:6 December 2022


Office Manager

Salary:            Kent Range 6 - £21,801-£23,262 per annum(this will be pro rata’d for part time hours/weeks)

Contract:        Permanent, 24 hours per week (to be worked over three days), term time plus development days plus an additional week (40 weeks per year total)

Start date:      January 2023

Shorne Church of England Primary School, part of the Aletheia Academies Trust, is a friendly, dynamic and innovative school. We pride ourselves on our dedication to ensuring pupil progress through high quality teaching and learning provision for all.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Office Manager to join our team.  We are looking for someone who can support our school leadership team in all aspects of school administration. The appointed person will be responsible for managing a busy school office, and line managing our Office Administrator.

We are a warm and welcoming school and are fortunate to be located in a village surrounded by beautiful farmland. The successful candidate will be joining a passionate and committed team, who work closely with colleagues in the wider Trust, with a supportive Local Governing Body and children who are happy and keen to learn.

The successful candidate will:

  • be highly organised, reliable and able to use time management and prioritisation skills effectively;
  • have experience of using school administrative, management information and financial systems;
  • have experience of the development, management and operation of administration processes;
  • be fully competent in the use of IT packages, with experience of using the Microsoft Office suite;
  • have excellent interpersonal skills, be highly motivated and be able to work well under pressure;
  • have excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • be friendly and approachable with a welcoming and professional manner;
  • be able to demonstrate the ability to work effectively and contribute positively within a team environment, liaising effectively with all staff.

Visits to the school can be arranged by telephoning the school office on 01474 822312.

Please download a job description and person specification below.

To apply for this vacancy please complete the application form available below.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you have not been contacted within 2 weeks of the closing date you should assume you have not been successful.

Closing Date:            Friday 2nd December 2022  

Interview Date:          Tuesday 6th December 2022

Shorne Church of England Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and governors to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check along with other relevant employment checks, including overseas criminal background checks where applicable.  Our policy statement on the recruitment of ex-offenders can be found on our website. All new employees, volunteers and governors will be required to undertake safeguarding training on induction which will be regularly updated in line with statutory guidance.


Information about the trust

Operating within the family of the Diocese of Rochester, Aletheia schools are motivated by Christian values to serve our communities by improving the life chances of local children. Aletheia schools welcome those of all faiths and none and are proud of the inclusive nature and diversity of each cohort. Our schools seek to embody the experience of community, where gifts are shared, where the emphasis is on what can be contributed and where each is given according to need. At the heart of the Aletheia vision are the belief in educational excellence and the belief that Aletheia is called to serve pupils, staff, parents and the local community by providing places where children and young people develop and thrive intellectually, socially, culturally and spiritually.

Aletheia is committed to sustaining high quality schools and supporting schools in need of specific improvement in some of the more challenging wards in Kent. More specifically primary sector provision in North Kent and Medway; Anglican and otherwise. Our focus is to provide school improvement services that draw on the wealth of practice from across our trust, broaden the expertise available to schools through flexible working arrangements and increase our capacity to quickly respond to the needs of individual schools. Pedagogical excellence is at the heart of all we do with a sustained focus on collaborative and mastery learning. Our Teacher Training ‘Hub’ status aids our mission to recruit, train and retain staff of the highest quality within our local community.

Belonging to a local Trust offers greater opportunities for influence than single schools can achieve, working together the Trust aims to be greater than the sum of its constituent schools. We see the growth of Aletheia as an opportunity for schools, leaders and governors to step forward as co-shapers of a school led and self-improving system in our area.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Laura Bechelli
  • Address:AAT C/O Saint George's CE School,
    Meadow Road,
    DA11 7LS
  • Telephone: 01474 531480
  • Email:



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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.