Office Manager & PA to the Principal, Southwark

Closing date:Expiring soon

Bacon’s CollegeSouthwark

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £35,000-40,000 dependent on experience
Contract term: Permanent

Bacon’s College was established in the Surrey Docks peninsula in Rotherhithe, South East London in 1991 as a City Technology College, becoming an academy in 2007 and joined the United Learning Trust in 2018. Bacon’s has long been an important part of the fabric of the local community in south east London and has served the community in its various forms for over three hundred years. We are proud of that history and contribution and of the way the College has evolved and adapted to meet the needs of its young people.

Bacon’s is a thriving community that is welcoming of students of all faiths and those of none. Staff and students value the distinctive nature of its Christian ethos to which every member of its community contributes. It celebrates the differences that define it as well as the common humanity that unites all its members. The value system and ethos of Bacon’s is inclusive of all within a strong Christian ethos, characterised by the quality and openness of the positive relationships between students, staff and the wider community. These are foregrounded in our lessons but also in our extra-curricular offer, ranging from sport and debating to charity work and peer mediation.

Today, Bacon’s sits in modern and well-equipped facilities in an area that is rapidly changing and growing. We are fortunate to offer fantastic media and IT facilities and excellent sporting provision. Learning is at the heart of everything we do and we have the highest aspirations for our students, determined that they can achieve and overcome any barriers that may lie in their path. A significant proportion of our students go on to university each year and a culture of aspiration and achievement is evident.

Bacon’s is embarking on a rapid improvement journey and many of the elements are already in place to make it a fantastic place to work and make an impact.

The role

This is an exciting new support role that will play an essential part in ensuring the smooth running of the office function within Bacons College. The role will support the Executive Business Manager with the efficient management of the school administration, will be responsible for the admissions process as well as the effective management of all pupil personal data on the MIS system, the running of the pupil census and maintenance of pupil files. The role incorporates a PA service to the Principal and will include the responsibility of managing the Principal’s diary, managing events and meetings as required as well as letter writing and other admin as necessary.  General office management will include the oversight of the front of house and will ensure a welcoming atmosphere as well as a culture of efficiency.

About You

The successful candidate will have strong experience of schools’ office management and a sound working knowledge of one or more school MIS Systems.  A comprehensive understanding of productive administrative work practices is essential along with the ability to work accurately and effectively under pressure despite conflicting deadlines and diversity of workload.  A high level of integrity and skill is fundamental to this role as is an ability to interact successfully with students, staff and parents alike.  Proven experience of working ethically within the bounds of confidentiality is a must.

United Learning

Bacon’s College joined United Learning in Spring 2018, a large, and growing, group of schools aiming to offer a life changing education to children and young people across England.

Our schools work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. Our subject specialists, our Group-wide intranet, our own curriculum and our online learning portal all help us share knowledge and resource, helping to simplify work processes and manage workloads for an improved work-life balance.

As a Group, we can reward our staff better: with good career opportunities, better pay, benefits, and ultimately, the satisfaction of helping children to succeed. We invest in our staff wellbeing. Our academies each have at least eight INSET days per year (with three of those solely dedicated to planning), and an ongoing group-wide wellbeing programme. It's an ethos we call ‘the best in everyone’.

For more information contact:

Valeria Garcia, HR Administrator:

To Apply

Please apply online by clicking on the following link:

Where support is better shared

Closing Date: Sunday, 24 March 2019
Interviews: w/c 25 March 2019

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More about Bacon’s College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Timber Pond Road, Rotherhithe, London, SE16 6AT, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 7237 1928