Office Manager - Term Time

Aspire School, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-7005-5S
  • Posted:24/06/2020
  • Pay:KR7
  • Start Date:September 2020
  • App Close Date:10/07/2020 at 20:00
  • Interviews:16-17th July


We are offering a rare opportunity to join a brand new, purpose-built environment designed for our unique children. Successful candidates will have the prospect of joining this collaborative journey to build the school and its vision from the outset. This really is an exciting opportunity to be part of creating something special from the very beginning. 

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, self-motivated and calm person who would enjoy working in a school office environment, has a friendly disposition, enjoys working as part of a team and would be dedicated to the needs of the school and the children.

This is a key role within the school. The Office Manager will be the primary point of contact for parents and visitors, and the role will be the ‘front of house’. Flexibility is essential, together with the ability to be organised, pro-active and demonstrate fantastic time management skills.

Previous experience of working in a school environment and knowledge of SIMS systems is essential. Understanding of special school admissions and EHCP processes are desirable, however, training will be given to the right candidate.

This is a permanent position based on a six months probationary period. The hours are 37 hours per week term time only, Monday - Friday.

You will be our desirable candidate if:

  • You have great organisational and communication skills;
  • You are able to remain calm and work under pressure to competing deadlines;
  • You have strong IT skills, including MS Office, with the ability to quickly learn new systems;
  • You are attentive to detail and able to work effectively in a busy environment;
  • You have experience of supervising other members of staff;
  • You have maths and English Language GCSE grades A*- C;
  • You are a positive role model to all.

In return, we can offer you:

  • A friendly and supportive team;
  • Opportunities for progression and development through training, coaching and mentoring;
  • A healthy work-life balance;
  • An inclusive environment where you feel valued;
  • A supportive leadership team.


For general and specific duties and responsibilities for this position please refer to the job description.

Please note that we accept applications forms only. To download an application form, please visit our website and email them at recruitment@groveparkacademies.org. If you require further information, please contact Anna Smith by telephone on 01795477417 or by email at recruitment@groveparkacademies.org.

Grove Park Academies is committed to the safeguarding of all its pupils, you will therefore be subject to an enhanced disclosure process. As part of our responsibility for safeguarding, in addition to the Kent policy of one employment and one personal reference, the school may request additional employment references.

Information about the school

Aspire School is a special free school in Sittingbourne for children aged from 4 to 11 years; opening in September 2020. The school will grow gradually and will eventually provide 168 places for pupils with autism and speech and language needs. Aspire School will provide exceptional specialist teaching from a team of specialist teachers, teaching assistants and other professionals. The new premises have been specifically designed to meet the needs of the children and will include therapy rooms, a high tech sensory room, soft play and a swing room. The curriculum will reflect the individual needs of the pupils and will offer opportunities for academic learning and the development of communication, life skills and personalised targets.

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