Office Manager, Balham, Wandsworth, South West London

Closing date:

Rutherford House SchoolBalham, Wandsworth, South West London

Date posted:
Start date: March 2018 (asap)
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £29, 424 - £31, 140 annum (Scale SO1 - Spine Point 29 - 31)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No


Rutherford House School   

217 Balham High Road 


South West London 

SW17 7BQ

Tel: 020 8672 5901

Office Manager

£29, 424 - £31, 140 per annum (Scale SO1 - Spine Point 29 - 31) 

52 weeks per year

37.5 hours per week (8.00am-4.30pm Monday-Friday term time and flexi hours in holidays)

To start March 2018 (asap)


Rutherford House School in South West London is looking to appoint a motivated and dynamic Office Manager to be a part of our committed and forward-thinking team. This is a real opportunity for a talented individual to develop their experiences in a primary school setting. We are looking to appoint an individual with a positive outlook, a proactive attitude and the ability to work under pressure. We are an expanding friendly team where all staff are valued.

At Rutherford House School our philosophy is to promote excellence and outstanding progress in the basics (literacy & numeracy). It is about sparking curiosity and instilling a lifelong love of learning and curiosity. We are committed to supporting our children to reach their full potential.

Rutherford House School is the first free school established by Bellevue Place Education Trust committed to providing a broad, and exciting education in a happy environment and doing everything possible to make sure that pupils achieve everything that they are capable of. The children are encouraged to learn independently, and are treated as individuals celebrating their unique set of talents.

We’re looking for an exceptional, organized and proactive Office Manager to lead our school’s administrative team. The key responsibilities of the role are to:

• Be responsible for and manage the operation and delivery of administration support services within the school.

• Be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people within the school.

• Be responsible for the management of and planning, development and monitoring of administrative and front office support

• services.

• Be responsible for management of staff, including commissioning and delegation of relevant activities.

For full role details please see the Job Description and Person Specification. This is a full-time role throughout the year.

If you are ready for a new and exciting challenge we will offer you:

· The opportunity to develop your career within a supportive and friendly team

· A positive and innovative working environment

· A strong and growing network of partner free schools, driving up standards and providing valuable support to staff.

Visits are warmly encouraged. There are two Open Mornings where you will have an opportunity to speak to Mrs Mallett (Headteacher) and have a tour of the school. The dates are: Thursday 8th February (9.00 a.m.) and Friday 9th February (2.00 p.m.). Please contact Ms Louise Salter to make an appointment on either 020 8672 5901 or

We encourage interested applicants to read our website carefully You will quickly see that you are applying to an extremely creative, successful school with a clear ethos of achievement, continuity and enjoyment for our pupils.

If you have the skills, experience and drive to be successful in this role, please download and complete the attached documents.
Application packs are also available from or can be downloaded from our school website at
Please email your completed application form to, Please put the position you are applying for in the subject line
Closing Date for applications: Monday 19th February 2018 (4.00pm)
Interview Dates: Thursday 22nd or Friday 23rd February 2018
Start date: March 2018 (asap)
As part of BPET and Rutherford House’s commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, all employees employed within schools are required to undergo an enhanced DBS check. Further details can be found on the Disclosure and Barring Services website
Rutherford House School welcomes a diverse population of both children and staff and committed to promoting and developing equality of opportunity in all its function

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More about Rutherford House School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Address: 217 Balham High Road, Balham, London, SW17 7BS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8672 5901
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