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Office Manager - Part-time

Maritime Academy Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F65-56-S
  • Posted:02/10/2023
  • Pay:C1 Point 6-19 (£19,380.01 - £24,570.83)
  • Start Date:6th November 2023
  • App Close Date:20/10/2023 at 13:00
  • Interviews: 3rd November 2023

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Office Manager

Working Hours: 37 hours per week, 40 weeks per year.

Contract: Permanente

Anticipated start date: 6th November 2023

We have a great opportunity for an Office Manager to join our friendly and supportive school administration team. We are looking for a dynamic, committed and friendly person to be in this front-facing role in our school, working as part of the admin team. You may also be required, on occassions, to work at our satellite provisions.

This is a varied role, where you will provide a friendly, welcoming, first point of contact for parents/careers, visitors and staff. You will have the opportunity to gain a wide range of administration experiences whilst working as part of the admin team. You will be dealing with all manner of enquiries in person, via telephone or email and therefore it is essential you have excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to remain calm, professional and patient, in order to maintain the smooth and efficient running of the reception areas.

It is important that you have good communication skills and can effectively multi-task. You must be able to respect confidential information relating to staff, pupils and families.

The successful candidate will have:-  

  • Lead and manage the admin team.
  • Be able to plan, organise and prioritise with having an understanding of safeguarding, data protection and confidentiality. Liaise and communicate with pupils, staff, parents and outside agencies
  • Have a pleasant and friendly manner as well as being assertive
  • 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, pupils and families, working alongside the school’s senior leadership team
  • Offer good communication skills and be proficient with Google.
  • A willingness to learn and adapt is always essential in school and you will need to become confident in using our management information systems. Training will be available for this.
  • Have a skill set that includes: attention to detail, excellent literacy and numeracy skills and competency in using IT systems.
  • 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!


In return we offer:  

  • A positive, friendly and happy working environment  
  • Programmes of CPD  
  • National Terms and conditions
  • Local Government pension scheme
  • Comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme


If you are ready to embark on a career journey where you can apply your communication skills whilst learning new office administrative skills in a dynamic and innovative environment, then this is the job for you!

More information about the Trust can be found on the careers section of our website at: www.maritimeacademytrust.org

Information about the school can be found here - Danecourt School

Further information on the apprenticeship can be found in the attached candidate information pack. 

Closing Date: 20th October 2023

Interview Date: 3rd November 2023

Information about the trust

Maritime Academy Trust is an exciting and innovative partnership of primary schools located in Greenwich, Bexley and Medway. Our schools have transformed through targeted collaboration, innovative ideas and an entrepreneurial curriculum which equips children with leadership and life skills.

Maritime was created around a idea, that education should be meaningful, children should love learning and that everyone who works with us should feel they made an impact. We want to develop children who are happy, resilient and confident to give things a go. Children who are having memorable experiences, in fantastic schools and classrooms.

We can help them to achieve outstanding results to set them up for the next stage in their lives by having dynamic teachers and support staff who love their work and working together. We want to work with like-minded people who share our visions and values and believe that every child is entitled to a phenomenal education.
If you want to be a part of Maritime we can offer a supportive environment with engaged children and the freedom to deliver a creative and exciting curriculum. We collaborate at all levels meaning fantastic progression and career development opportunities.

We are passionate about staff wellbeing and offer flexible and family friendly working options. We want the people who work with us to be highly skilled and motivated and for that reason we offer a comprehensive programme of CPD and a competitive benefits package.

Maritime Academy Trust embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

Maritime Academy Trust is committed to recruiting with care and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Julie Jones
  • Address:C/O Ebbsfleet Green Primary School ,
    Ackers Drive,
    Weldon ,
    Ebbsfleet Valley ,
    DA10 1AL
  • Telephone: 020 8016 6064 Ex 616
  • Email: recruitment@matoffice.org


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.