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Office Manager - Term Time - Term Time

Colliers Green CEP (Voluntary Aided) School, Cranbrook

  • Ref:KCC886-3308-73S
  • Posted:12/02/2024
  • Pay:KR6
  • Start Date:asap
  • App Close Date:27/02/2024 at 13:00
  • Interviews:29 / 30th February


Can you be a friendly ‘first face’ to children, parents and visitors?

A range of skills will be required - you must be calm, positive, welcoming, firm, patient and incisive. You must be able to see the bigger picture and have an eye for detail. 

You will be the public face of the school for parents and visitors, and be able to manage the school's administrative and finance software, put a plaster on a child's grazed knee, help a worried parent, arrange a school trip, send out a letter, book a supply teacher - often all at the same time!

In short, you will be an important part of a small team that ensures the school continues to operate smoothly! You will probably have a background in school or education office and/or finance management - but could just as well have transferable skills from the charity or business sectors.

The ideal candidate will have Level 4NVQ/degree/diploma qualifications. However, evidence of applicant's relevant experience will be taken in to consideration. You will need to be IT proficient and have experience of a variety of different programs and systems. Ideally you will have some experience in school purchasing and financial management systems, but training can be provided in this area if necessary.

The post is permanent and full-time (37.5 hours). Being a school, this means Term Time Only, plus 5 Inset days. These hours would be Monday to Friday and office hours are between 8:30am to 4:00pm.

For more information please contact the Headteacher, Josephine Hopkins, on 01580 211335. Informal tours of the school are very welcome.

Information about the school

Colliers Green Primary School is a highly successful Voluntary Aided Church of England School in an idyllic rural setting, surrounded by fields and woodlands. There are 112 pupils on the roll and the school is regularly over-subscribed.

Colliers Green has benefitted from a new building which opened in 2019. We now have four bright, modern and well-equipped classrooms and a dedicated library and SEN space. There is a separate building and brand new playground for our reception children and we have retained the old school house and Victorian school hall. We are proud of this fantastic new learning environment.

The school’s core values of Community, Aspiration and Resilience underpin our whole approach to learning. As a small school, our children learn to play together and support and respect each other across different age groups. They are outgoing, polite and confident and we routinely receive positive feedback on their excellent behaviour.

We have very active and talented teaching and support staff teams. All of our staff know all of our children well, and each child is valued and nurtured. Colliers Green parents are passionate about the school and are highly engaged and active in their support.

The rural nature of the school is important to its identity – we have an orchard, vegetable garden and pond, and all children take part in regular Forest School lessons.

Since 1907 our vibrant, successful and unique little school has provided warm, happy memories for generations of Kent’s children, parents and their teachers.

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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 Education.