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Office Administrator/Receptionist - Part-time

Manor Community Primary School, Dartford

  • Ref:KCC886-3915-233S
  • Posted:08/06/2023
  • Pay: Kent Range 4 - £12,541 (£21,389 FTE)
  • Start Date:4th September 2023
  • App Close Date:26/06/2023 at 23:45
  • Interviews:5th July 2023


About this Role


HOURS:                25 hours per week, Monday to Friday 11.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

WEEKS:                 39 weeks (Term time plus 5 inset days)

SALARY:               Kent Range 4 - £12,541 (£21,389 FTE)

CONTRACT:        Permanent

CLOSING DATE FOR ADVERT:       25/6/23   (Please note the advert may close early if a suitable candidate is recruited)

DATE OF INTERVIEWS:                   5 July 2023

START DATE:                                      4 September 2023


We are looking to appoint a hardworking Office Administrator who is approachable and able to provide a warm welcome to our parents, children, staff and visitors.


The successful candidate will:

  • Be a team player with a welcoming, friendly, caring personality and a sense of humour
  • Have strong communication skills, both written and oral
  • Have strong IT skills including excellent typing skills and knowledge of relevant computer software
  • Be able to multi-task and prioritise showing their organisational skills
  • Have a good level of education, including GCSE English and Maths


The successful candidate will provide a warm welcome to every member of Manor Community Primary School’s community either on the phone, in writing or in person.  They will be expected to provide support to the rest of the school as part of an effective office team.

Ideally the successful candidate should have previous experience of working within a school environment.  The candidate must be able to prioritise their workload within a busy office environment whilst maintaining a good sense of humour and remaining enthusiastic and flexible.

Appropriate support and professional development are provided.  A First Aid qualification would be advantageous.


Information about the school

Manor Community Primary School

At Manor Community Primary School, we firmly believe that every child should have the opportunity to reach their full academic potential and understand that hard work and determination are the key to success in life.

Our ethos is that a happy child is a successful child, and we provide a safe, stimulating environment where all children thrive. Our unique curriculum creates leaners who are motivated and resilient, whilst instilling a lifelong love of learning.

We work in close partnership with our parents to ensure we do all we can to promote and establish strong, respectful relationships that enhance the outcomes for all children and their families. All children have dreams and aspirations, and we work hard to guide them to be the best they can be.

For further information about the school, please visit www.manor.kent.sch.uk

Cygnus Academies Trust is dedicated to giving all children the advantage throughout these important early stages of their educational journey. Manor Community Primary School is a very successful, over subscribed school and gives a commitment to all of our children and families to offer them the best life chances possible.

Our many innovative teaching approaches and family atmosphere will give children opportunities without parallel in moving forward in education and into the world of employment or vocation.

Our staff are committed to safeguarding and promoting the care and welfare of children and expects all staff to uphold these principals.

Safer recruitment

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. In line with Safer Recruitment guidelines, CVs will not be accepted, and you are required to complete the application in full giving details of all employment, training and gaps in employment. Cygnus Academies Trust reserves the right to reject incomplete application forms and any consistencies or anomalies will be explored at, or prior to, interview.

Any offer of employment is subject to pre-employment checks including a satisfactory ‘Enhanced with Barred List Check’ through the Disclosure and Barring Service. We will require two satisfactory references; one of which must be your line manager in your present or most recent employment. References will be requested prior to interview so please ensure that your referees are available to provide a reference.

Equal Opportunities

Cygnus Academies Trust is an equal opportunities employer committed to diversity and inclusion who welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. All people who work and study at our Trust have the right to be respected and valued within a safe and secure environment and not to be discriminated against on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage & civil partnership, pregnancy & maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Jenny Baker
  • Address:Keary Road, Dartford, Kent , DA10 0BU
  • Telephone: 01322 383314
  • Email: hr@cygnus.org.uk


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 Education.