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Office Manager - Full-time

St Gregory's Catholic School, Tunbridge Wells

  • Ref:KCC886-5435-171S
  • Posted:03/10/2023
  • Pay:KR9
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:17/10/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:tbc



KR9 (£32,485 - £36,693), 37 hours a week, full time permanent

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and committed Office Manager to join our friendly, busy team within the heart of our school.  We are looking for someone on a full time, permanent basis.

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing all administration areas within the school including attendance, student records, reprographics, reception and medical room areas.   

As part of this role, they will be responsible for arranging cover for absent staff on a day-to-day basis, therefore a start of 7.15am/7.30am is required. 

They must have excellent attention to detail, have previous experience of working in a confidential environment, be proactive and be proficient in IT skills, especially with Microsoft Word/Excel and have knowledge of using SIMs.  Experience in First Aid would be an advantage and working in an educational environment would be advantageous but is not essential as full training will be provided.

About the role:

Successful candidates will:

  • Have previous experience in a similar role
  • Be able to use their own initiative and manage the administration team
  • Have excellent organisational skills
  • Good communication skills when dealing with parents/students/staff and other stakeholders
  • Have excellent attention to detail

Benefits of working at St Gregory’s:

  • A supportive and caring working environment for staff and students
  • Opportunities to complete external qualifications
  • Free Gym Membership
  • Kent Rewards Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme which offers counselling, financial guidance, legal enquiries with access to online health and wellbeing resources

You are welcome to contact HR at HR@sgschool.org.uk if you would like to visit the school before submitting an application.

For ease of applying, we are happy to accept applications directly from Kent Teach via APPLY NOW.

Should you be shortlisted for interview, additional information may be requested at that time.

Closing date for applications: 17 October 2023 at 12pm

Start date: ASAP 

All applicants need to have the Right to Work in the UK to be considered for this role.  This vacancy may close on or before the specified closing date depending on the volume of suitable applicants. If you are unsuccessful, we will contact you accordingly



Information about the school

St Gregory’s is a mixed Catholic Secondary School, ages 11-18 with approximately 1370 students on roll. St Gregory’s is an Outstanding School (Ofsted 2013) which aims to provide a caring and supportive environment in which each individual can flourish.

We firmly believe that there is no ceiling on achievement and that in each student there is the potential to succeed. St Gregory’s is a place where young people are able to learn and enjoy school, developing their talents to the full. Aspirational targets are embraced by the whole school to ensure attainment and progress is consistently outstanding.

The school is in a rural setting on the outskirts of Tunbridge Wells and within easy distance of a main line station. London and the South Coast are easily accessible.

All applicants need to have the Right to Work in the UK to be considered for this role.

Our Offer: We create an environment where our staff can thrive and enjoy the work that they do which enables our young people to flourish, gain confidence, achieve and be happy. We have a reputation for being a very caring environment and we have a great record for investing in staff training and development.

St Gregory’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and this position is subject to satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service. We are an equal opportunities employer.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Susan Smith - HR Hub
  • Address:Reynolds Lane, Tunbridge Wells , Kent, TN4 9XL
  • Telephone: 01622754551 Ext 1148
  • Email: hr@sgschool.org.uk


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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.