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Regional Office Manager

Harris FederationCroydon

We are looking for a Regional Office Manager to lead on all aspects of office management across a cluster of both new and existing Harris primary academies. This is a new and exciting opportunity created within the central team for an experienced administrator to provide strategic direction, and hands on support and training to a number of academy based office managers. The post holder will have accountability for all primary academy office managers, ensuring that the support staff structure, systems and processes support the effectiveness and efficiency of the Academy. The successful applicant will work with the Commercial & Compliance Director, Primary Director and Academy Principals within the cluster.

Your opportunity

We are looking for an experienced and motivated individual who can establish and lead the office manager ‘community’ through network meetings, internal communication tools and training, to ensure a robust and effective administration system that will enable our primary academies to operate effectively.

Reporting to the Commercial & Compliance Director this role will likely suit an experienced administrative and office manager with a background in school environments. This varied post requires a dynamic and organised individual looking to support and manage office provisions in a primary school environment. Please note, this role requires regular travel and visits to Academy sites.

  • To lead on all aspects of office management across a cluster of existing primary and new primary academies, providing support and training of academy based office managers.
  • To support the academy based office managers with operational planning, organisation and management of all non-teaching aspects of the school promoting and sustaining, teaching and learning within a high quality environment.

As part of Harris, you will join a community of staff dedicated to transforming education in London.

What we are looking for

At least two years’ experience working a school office environment and managing a large team of staff in a variety of different areas

  • Experience of training staff successfully in a range of duties
  • Educated to degree level or Equivalent
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft software packages
  • Knowledge of school Health and Safety legislation
  • Knowledge of Human Resources
  • Basic knowledge of financial procedures
  • Knowledge of procurement processes
  • Knowledge of the key principles of staff management


Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification.

For an informal conversation about the position, please contact Tom Webster, Commercial and Compliance Director, on 020 8253 7777.

Next Steps

Please download the Job Pack for full details on the job responsibilities and person specification. You will need this when completing your online application.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact us via e-mail, or call to arrange a conversation.

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and this job may be withdrawn without notice. We only accept applications submitted online via our careers website and which are completed before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible and advise you check the job information as per the listing on our careers site.

Our Central Team

Our central team comprises of a dedicated, driven group of departments working centrally to provide support across the Federation and all 48 of our academies. Across a multitude of key departments, we maintain an outstanding body of staff all integral to supporting central and academy finance, HR, Data, Estates management, Talent and many more. We look for dedicated experts in their fields to support the . If you are a committed leader in your role and would like to join the administration and operational development of a highly successful multi-academy trust, then this may be the opportunity for you.

Our Benefits Package

In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package.

Find out more about Our Benefits

Being a part of the Harris Federation

We are recognised as the top performing large multi-academy trust in England for primary and secondary education. Closing the gap between young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers has always been a core mission of Harris. Holding a reputation for bringing transformative approaches to education, we hold a unrivalled track record in achieving success through rapid school improvement.

Our people are at the heart of this success. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of training programmes available at every stage of your career.

We look for talented individuals who share our vision for creating exceptional places of learning, and are committed to ensuring that every child in London has access to the best possible education.

Learn more About Harris and our Vision and Values

Safeguarding Notice

The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants.

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Diversity and Equality

We are committed to equality and to valuing diversity as an employer and a provider of education.

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