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Office Manager Administration - Full-time/Part-time

The Discovery School, Kings Hill, West Malling

  • Ref:KCC886-2065-134S
  • Posted:02/11/2017
  • Pay:KR6
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:17/11/2017 at 12:00
  • Interviews:28th November 2017


The children, parents, staff and governors of The Discovery School are seeking a new Office Manager to join us and be part of our school, with immediate effect. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right person to play a pivotal role in the school’s success and future development. 

The successful applicant will need to have school office experience including finance, and be enthusiastic and hardworking. They will be ‘the face of the school’ and so will need to ensure a welcoming, professional reception to all children, parents, carers, staff and visitors. Excellent customer service and communication skills are essential.

We are looking for someone who:

  • is professional and well organised
  • would be determined to make a difference to our school and our community
  • is flexible, resilient and able to prioritise essential tasks
  • has the ability to establish and manage a wide range of stakeholder relationships
  • can ensure the effective day-to-day management, recording and monitoring of the school's finances
  • is able to lead and manage the office team and has a good sense of humour

Key aspects of the role would include:

  • maintaining personnel records and payroll
  • line managing the office team
  • managing the day-to-day finance for the school, including orders and invoices
  • working with the School Business Manager to ensure that the school’s agreed budget is appropriate

We can offer a friendly school which is continually moving forward, great children, a very supportive team and a guarantee that you will be valued for who you are and your positive impact on the school.

Please read the job description for full details of the role.

The post is term time plus 1 week. Hours are from 8.00am to 4.00pm, 37.5 hrs per week. Part-time applications may be considered and this must be clearly stated in the application.

Information about the school

The Discovery School is a popular and over-subscribed school beautifully situated in large, attractive grounds in the heart of the development of Kings Hill. Our children are happy, confident and well-motivated and we expect the highest standards of behaviour and learning from all of them. We have an outstanding staff team who contribute with enthusiasm and dedication to the life of the school. Our motto is: Be the best that you can be, and is what we all strive to do every day.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Miss Tina Gobell
  • Address:Discovery Drive , Kings Hill, West Malling, Kent, ME19 4GJ
  • Telephone: 01732 847000
  • Email: office@discovery.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01732 847111


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.