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Office Manager - Full-time

Mersham Primary School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-2285-99S
  • Posted:02/12/2023
  • Pay:KR6
  • Start Date:19th February 2024
  • App Close Date:04/01/2024 at 09:00
  • Interviews:10th January 2024


Are you an experienced and highly motivated professional seeking an exciting opportunity to make a real impact in a small primary school? Look no further! We are currently seeking a talented and dedicated Office Manager to join our dynamic team and contribute to the smooth running of our rural school.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage school finances and budget: You will oversee financial operations, ensuring accurate record-keeping, monitoring expenditure, and preparing financial reports. Your meticulous attention to detail will help us optimise resources and make informed financial decisions.
  • Personnel and payroll management: As the Office Manager, you will be responsible for coordinating personnel matters, including recruitment, contracts, and HR administration. You will also handle payroll processing, ensuring timely and accurate payment for our dedicated staff.
  • Office support: A true multitasker, you will provide comprehensive administrative support assisting with correspondence, scheduling, and maintaining office supplies. Your exceptional organisational skills will keep our school running smoothly. 

Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • Proven experience in a similar role, preferably within an educational setting.
  • Proficiency in financial management, budgeting, and financial reporting.
  • Strong knowledge of personnel management and HR practices.
  • Familiarity with payroll processes and systems.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient in using office software and administrative tools ideally including FMS6 and Arbor.

In return we offer:

  • Ongoing professional development and training
  • A highly supportive and friendly team who are passionate about education and developing a nurturing and inclusive environment for all pupils to thrive.

Visits to the school are encouraged before application. Please contact the school office to arrange.

Mersham Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Successful candidates will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check. A copy of our Child Protection policy is attached. 

Mersham Primary School will also carry out an online search as part of their due diligence on any shortlisted candidates. This may help identify any incidents or issues that have happened, and are publicly available online, which we might want to explore with an applicant at interview. This information will be kept on file for 6 months, in line with data protection procedures. The panel will ensure we meet our duty under the Equality Act, 2010. Mersham Primary School is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status or pregnancy and maternity.

Information about the school

Mersham Primary School is situated in an attractive village south east of Ashford, just off the A20. This highly successful, popular and friendly rural school currently has 181 pupils on roll, drawn from Mersham itself, the surrounding villages, Ashford and beyond. The playing field and grounds have been substantially developed and resourced to provide exciting opportunities for staff to enhance the entire curriculum through regular Outdoor Classroom activities.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01233) 720190


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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.