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Senior Administrator / Office Manager

John Madejski AcademyReading

About the Opportunity (Term time only plus 10 days)

We are looking for an experienced school administrator who would like to enhance their career and able to support the administrators in our team? 

  • Are you a successful team leader who can remain positive and focussed while under pressure?
  • Do you have fantastic customer service skills both written and verbal?
  • Are you passionate about education and have enthusiasm to promote your school and help us on our journey to becoming outstanding?
  • Committed to developing the administration team
  • A good communicator with a wide variety of audiences

If so, then we would really love to hear from you!

Your primary focus will be to lead on and be responsible for the undertaking of administrative and organisational processes within the school. With exceptional customer care to all stakeholders, you will be responsible for developing the administrative team and the organisational processes within our school office.

We would like someone who can confidently provide administrative support to the school, ensuring the administrative team is run in an efficient manner on a daily basis – so excellent communication and customer service care is essential!

About You

  • Relevant experience in a similar role (essential) in a school environment (desirable)
  • Experience of developing and managing a team
  • Customer Care experience
  • NVQ Level 2, GCSE C or above (or equivalent) in English and Maths  

We can assure you, you will never find this post dull; you will work within a supportive team who make a positive contribution to our students. 


We know that your role requires you to put a lot of time and effort into it and because of this we believe you should be rewarded. As a White Horse Federation employee you will have access to benefits listed below.

Some benefits are accessible by all staff irrespective of their contract type (T). Some are only eligible to permanent (P) employees following a successful probation period as noted:

  • Car Purchase scheme (P)
  • Reward Gateway discounts (P&T)
  • Discounted gym membership scheme (P&T)
  • Hire purchase Cycle to Work scheme (P)
  • Free and confidential advice, information and counselling service (P&T)
  • Excellent Pension scheme (P&T)

Why Work With Us?

The White Horse Federation (TWHF) is a not-for-profit multi-academy trust that supports and sponsors many primary, secondary and special schools across Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Swindon, Oxfordshire and Berkshire.

Its shared vision for excellence through partnership means it is also committed to keeping the best of what makes a local school great – in other words, the type of schools where TWHF colleagues would be proud to send their own children.

TWHF combines a relentless drive for academic excellence with a shared moral purpose and shared values, while ensuring that fun and happiness are a key attribute of each of its schools. TWHF believes that partnership-working with its schools, pupils and their parents, as well as the wider community, helps creates the best possible outcomes for all children.

TWHF empowers its colleagues through support, training and career opportunities to recruit and retain outstanding staff who are leaders in their field. That way TWHF can ensure that every student achieves their full potential, regardless of background, culture, heritage or ability.

The White Horse Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If successful for this position you will be expected to apply for a disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service before appointment is confirmed. References will be sought on shortlisted candidates before interview. 

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