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School Office Manager (Term Time Only) - Full-time

Broadwater Down Primary School, Tunbridge Wells

  • Ref:KCC886-2651-193S
  • Posted:17/09/2023
  • Pay:KR5
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:01/10/2023 at 20:00
  • Interviews:TBC


We are looking to appoint a committed and enthusiastic person able to help manage our busy school office, where you will:

*Liaise and communicate with students, staff, parents and outside agencies

*Have a pleasant and friendly manner as well as being assertive

*Communicate and action messages received by phone/email/verbally

*Order school supplies and equipment, keeping records of relevant invoices

*Share the varied duties of the administration team, as well as taking on HR / Payroll duties

*Have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to remain calm under pressure

*Have the ability to multi-task and respect confidential information relating to staff, students and families, working alongside the school’s senior leadership team

*Offer good communication skills and be proficient with Microsoft Office.

*A willingness to learn and adapt is always essential in school and you will need to become confident in using our management information systems as well as Financial / HR and organisational systems. Training will be available for this.

*Have a skill set that includes: good financial knowledge, attention to detail, excellent literacy and numeracy skills and competency in using IT systems.

*Be able to plan, organise and prioritise with having an understanding of data protection and confidentiality

*A good understanding of safeguarding and be up to date with 'Keeping Children Safe in Education' legislation.

 *It is also essential to have good sense of humour!

If this job sounds perfect for you then please apply through Kent Teach.   Visits to the school are welcomed, please call or email to arrange a visit.

Salary: KR5 (£22595)– pro rata to Term Time only, approx. £19157

Hours : 37 Monday – Friday 8am -4pm


Information about the school

We are a primary school that believes that kindness and happiness are at the core of everything we do, happy staff means happy learners. We know how important team work is and we are lucky that our team supports each other, helping out where needed, going that extra mile to support learners and importantly having a sense of humour.

We are situated near the Pantiles end of Tunbridge Wells and we are lucky to have a large site with lots of outdoor space such as a field, big playground, class outdoor areas and a courtyard. Currently, we have seven classes from Reception to Year 6 with around 150 and pupils on roll.

We are a happy, caring and supportive school, with high standards, committed and passionate in changing life opportunities for our children through an enriched and exciting curriculum. We are in contact with the local community and full participate in local events as well as fundraising for the chosen house charities.

We are proud of our recent, and very successful, OFSTED inspection (March 2023); graded as good in all areas. We encourage you to read the full report, reflecting our school's ethos, strengths and what is it like to attend this school.

It was noted that, "Staff have high expectations for pupils’ behaviour. Pupils work and play well together. Pupils understand clearly the school rules and why they need these. They appreciate the help that teachers give them to understand their feelings and make the right choices. Pupils know that it is important to be kind to each other. "

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01892 535591

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.