About the role: Hartley Primary Academy has a rare and truly exciting opportunity to appoint an experienced, efficient and personable as Office Manager who will join us in November 2019. This is a unique opportunity to join and be part of a highly successful and outstanding primary school serving a mixed community which has retained its rural roots. The role of the Office Manager is a busy one; there is always plenty to do so we need an individual who can turn their hand to all requirements, and who can be flexible with day to day duties. Our ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and will manage the smooth day to day running of the administration process across the academy. You will be responsible for a small team and therefore previous supervisory experience is essential, along with exceptional organisation skills.
The main purpose of this role is to ensure the effective operation of all aspects of the main office, receptions, and to proactively support the development of a dynamic learning community through effective delivery of administrative services to meet the needs of every stakeholder.
The working basis of this role is 37 hours per week during Term Time plus 1 additional week during inset. Please consult the Job Description for further details. The remuneration offered is between £22,961 - £26,124 (full-time equivalent) with a pro rata salary of £19,376 - £22,045 per annum, based on experience.
We can offer our successful candidate:
- The opportunity to help shape our future by joining a LAT academy
- A school community committed to raising achievement and attainment
- A stunning environment with modern building, excellent resources and facilities
- A strong commitment to support professional development opportunities
- A supportive Governing Body and Leadership Team
Working for the academy: Hartley Primary Academy's history dates back to 1842 and our school is set in beautiful grounds in the middle of Hartley, the charming Kent village. We believe in – and celebrate – success at all levels and in all fields. The pursuit of excellence within a culture of enjoyment and positive approaches to learning is our key to success. 'Every Child Matters' in Hartley Primary Academy in every way and enabling children to become partners in learning and have a real voice in their school community is essential. We encourage our children to develop the tools and the skills of independent learning in order to be prepared in the best way for a rapidly changing technical and global world.
Our aim is to create a positive, stimulating and happy learning environment with spacious buildings and grounds, enabling children to succeed and realise their full potential. We promote their academic, spiritual, moral, cultural and physical development to prepare them for future opportunities, responsibilities and experiences.
We are committed to providing all children with the best opportunities to ensure that they can all achieve beyond their aspirations, removing barriers to their success where possible. We are wholly committed to creating a learning environment which is safe and secure, stimulating and exciting, in order that our children come to school with a feeling of anticipation and enthusiasm.
Working with Leigh Academies Trust: As of September 2019, our Trust is comprised of 25 geographically organised academies (11 secondaries, 13 primaries and 1 special) educating over 15,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff. We also have three further academies in development phase, due to open between September 2020-2021. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training providers and a large teaching school.
As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.
We strive to offer a range of benefits that all employees can take advantage of which we regularly review and add to - click here to view what you’d receive as a member of staff with Leigh Academies Trust.
Diversity at our core: As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.