Office Manager Position at St Martin’s Academy

Closing Date: September 25, 2019 12:00 am

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 ones in 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 whilst working in school.

The office manager needs character and the key attributes we are looking for in candidates are:

  • 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 material.
  • Business management experience
  • Managing staff

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 as ensuring 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 an appointment.

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 with children 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.

Download an application form here.

Or direct from the school office by emailing admin@stmartinsacademychester.co.uk

Closing date for applications: 25thSeptember 2019