Office Manager, Hackney

Closing date:Expiring in 2 days

The Olive School HackneyHackney

Date posted:
Start date: Star Date TBC
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: GBP £27,905 - £31,371 per year ((Inner London weighting will be applied to this for the successful candidate).)
Contract term: Permanent

Do you have the drive, passion and commitment to deliver outstanding support to help young people in a disadvantaged community? If so, joining the Star support team might just be the best career move you ever make. This is your opportunity to join a dedicated team of support staff who are committed to providing the best possible education for our pupils.

About The Olive School, Hackney
The Olive School, Hackney is a Muslim faith-based, primary school for 4 to 11 year olds, which welcomes pupils from all faiths and none. We opened in 2013 and, like all Star schools, we have a leadership specialism. We were graded as ‘Outstanding’ in all areas by Ofsted during our first inspection in May 2015.

We have an exemplary reputation for excellence in every aspect of school life. We provide a knowledge-based academic curriculum alongside a rich and diverse leadership programme that grows character and inspires charitable and social action. Our pursuit of educational excellence is based upon our fundamental belief that every pupil has the capacity to become a successful and inspirational leader.

Who we’re looking for
We’re looking for a talented individual to provide an exceptional business support service to our pupils, teachers and wider stakeholders. As a key member of our school’s business support team, your expertise will help to deliver an outstanding learning environment for our young people.

The successful candidate will be a committed team player with excellent organisational and specialist technical skills.  You will have extensive experience of delivering outstanding customer service and possess the ability to develop relationships across our school and the Star community.

You will have:

  • A*-Cs in GCSE English and Maths (or equivalent)
  • Experience in business operations and Human Resources
  • Experience of managing administrative systems and procedures
  • The ability to manage people effectively by conducting regular meetings, setting targets for performance, delegating tasks appropriately, and  monitoring the quality of delivery and outcomes
  • The ability to use management information systems; and be able to transfer the experience of using one system to another similar system, if needs be.

About Star Academies
Star Academies is a high-performing multi-academy trust that runs more than 20 primary and secondary schools. We are a values-based organisation that works to improve the life chances of young people in areas of social and economic deprivation to help them succeed at the highest levels of education, employment and the professions. Every single day you’ll be rewarded with the opportunity to shape a young person’s future - our STAR values embody what we believe is needed to succeed.

Professional development is key to our ongoing success, so we continually invest in our employees through our learning and development centre, Star Institute. With a wealth of training, mentoring and progression opportunities across a growing group of academies, joining our team of leading education experts could propel your career to the next level. 

We can also offer you a range of rewards and benefits, including competitive salaries and pension schemes, generous holiday entitlements and healthcare cash plans.

Find out more
Please download the job description and person specification below for further information about the role.  For an informal and confidential discussion about the role please call us on 020 7683 7436.

Key Dates
Closing Date: Friday, 3 April 2020 at midnight
Interview Date: Week commencing Monday 20 April 2020
Proposed Start Date: To be confirmed

Our Commitment
Star Academies is committed to safeguarding, safer recruitment and promoting the welfare of pupils. Our comprehensive recruitment and selection processes aim to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants. Successful candidates are subject to rigorous pre-employment checks.

We are equally committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity. We aim for our workforce to be representative of society and that each employee feels respected and able to give their best. We are committed to providing equality and fairness in our recruitment and employment practices and not to discriminate on any grounds. We oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination.



More about The Olive School Hackney
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Denomination: Muslim
Address: 66-68 Cazenove Road, Hackney, London, N16 6AA, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 7683 7436
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