Office Manager Position: Term Time,Hours: 8:30am to 4:00pm
Salary: Depending upon experience
St Martin’s Academy is at an exciting time of its journey. As a growing primary school situated in Hoole,
Chester we opened in 2013 as part of the national Free Schools Program with a class of 25 children in
reception, our plan was to grow one class per year, we achieved this and from September 2019 we now have 175 children on role. Offering an extended day, full wrap around care and smaller class sizes has ensured the Academy offers a choice of provision within the local context and has been oversubscribed since opening.
Behind the successful teaching team sits a proactive support team who collaborate with the teachers and parents to ensure the smooth daily running of the school. An opportunity has arisen for the appointment of an Officer Manager. Are you looking for a challenge? Do you have amazing organisational and interpersonal skills, like to be busy all day as well as have boundless energy to keep up with the energetic pace of little onesin a school environment? If yes is the answer to these questions, then this could be the perfect opportunity for you.
This role is central to the effective running of the school, you will need to manage expectations, think on your feet, not get phased, deliver the highest degree of professionalism and deal with all issues efficiently ensuring a high level of customer service at all times. Each day will throw up a new challenge and rewards which are guaranteed to happen working in school.
The office manager needs character and the key attributes we are looking for candidates who have a:
Friendly and professional manner
Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Sense of humor
Excellent organisation skills with the ability to prioritise tasks.
Ability to work on your own initiative
Commitment to teamwork
A willingness to listen
An aptitude to learn
A willingness to go the extra mile to get the job done
The ability to learn from both success and failures
Experience of working in a busy office/school desirable
Proficient user of IT packages in order to create spreadsheets, mail merge, letters and marketing
Business management experience
There are many and varied job descriptions available, but we feel that this role is all about personal skills as such the job description will be tailored to the individual.
If you feel that you have the skills and personality to support the Headteacher and teaching staff, as well asensuring the phones get answered and you have not got lost under a pile swim kits then this is the right role for you.
Visits to the school are strongly recommended to all candidates.
Please telephone the school to make anappointment.
St Martin’s Academy places the highest priority on safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Applicants for all posts will be subject to stringent vetting and induction processes. The holder of this post will be required to work withchildren under the age of 18 in a position of trust, and is, therefore, exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. The successful candidate will be subject to the relevant checks and enhanced DBS.