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Office Manager - Term Time

Chartham Primary School, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-2259-216S
  • Posted:10/09/2021
  • Pay:Kent Range 6
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:27/09/2021 at 09:00
  • Interviews:Week commencing 1 October 2021


Full-time 37 hours per week term time only plus 10 days

Required from November 2021

8am-4.00pm four days a week - 8am-3.30pm one day a week

Kent Range 6: £20,997 - £22,918 per annum, pro-rata


We are seeking an enthusiastic, dynamic and innovative colleague to join our team of committed professionals. The successful candidate will deliver outstanding administration and financial support to the school by ensuring that the Main Office Team is effective and efficient and a high level of administrative efficiency is delivered. The successful candidate will be able to manage the financial and administration duties of the Main Office,  ensure that well-presented and accurate correspondence, reports and other documentation in line with house style are produced, ensure that both internal and external documents/databases are produced to the highest standard and manage the workload of the Main Office Team, delegating as required.  Please see the attached job description for further information as well as a person specification.

You will be the public face of the school for parents and visitors, be able to manage the school's financial and administrative software, to 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 the team that ensures the school continues to operate smoothly! Ideally you will have a background in school or education office management - but could just as well have transferable skills from the charity or business sectors. 

Experience of line management would be an advantage along with the ability to manage the various roles and responsibilities within the Main Office to ensure all areas have been allocated within the team.  

The postholder is required to work for 38 weeks per year, term time only plus 10 days. The postholder will receive a payment in respect of their pro rata entitlement to Annual Leave appropriate to their grade, Bank Holidays and the KCC concessionary day which is included in the salary above.


Information about the school

Chartham Primary is situated in a rural setting in the large village of Chartham. The school moved to two-form entry permanently in September 2020 and has a roll of approximately 360.

We have extensive playing fields and plenty of space for outdoor learning and forest school activities. We also have a school radio station.

We pride ourselves in providing an enriched curriculum for our pupils in a fully inclusive environment. Our staff team are committed to providing the best possible education for each child and working in partnership with parents. We are proud to hold the IQM award for Inclusion and had a very successful Ofsted inspection in October 2019.

Chartham Primary School and St Stephen's Infant School have shared Executive Leadership arrangements with the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Finance Officer and HR Officer working across the two schools. Building on this relationship, we converted to a Multi-Academy Trust, Inspira, on the 1st April 2021. The successful candidate will be employed by Inspira Academy Trust on the terms and conditions set out here. Inspira Academy Trust is committed to paying all its staff on national and local terms and conditions of service.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Megan Roberts, HR Officer
  • Address:Shalmsford Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 7QN
  • Telephone: (01227) 738225
  • Email: mroberts@inspiraacademy.co.uk

Fax: (01227) 732175


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.