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Woodlands Schools Ltd comprises independent preparatory schools and day nurseries at both Great Warley and Hutton Manor in Brentwood. We are seeking to appoint a professional, experienced and highly motivated individual to support the Bursar (based at our Head Office, Hutton Manor) in the task of managing the business administration of the schools, with emphasis on HR, Safeguarding and Compliance alongside the day to day running of the Head Office with an element of financial management.
Our ideal candidate will be an experienced all-round Administrative Officer who is currently working or has previously worked either in a bursarial role or in the capacity of a Senior Administration Manager, Business Manager, Executive Assistant, Practice Manager, HR Officer or Office Manager. This will ideally, but not necessarily, be within a school or other educational environment. Candidates should hold a minimum of 5 years' experience working at senior level within an office environment and be able to demonstrate a solid understanding of HR policies and procedures and recruitment and selection. You must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word and Excel) together with a sound knowledge of database management. The successful candidate's responsibilities will include:
Liaison with the schools' external HR consultant over the execution of all routine HR procedures and practices in line with current employment law and legislation
Advising senior managers on compliance matters including GDPR and Safeguarding issues
Acting as Deputy Bursar in the Bursar's absence and dealing with any matters that arise, including aspects of financial management
Overseeing the smooth operation of the school uniform department and on-line shop facility
The general management of Head Office
Hours: 8.30am to 5pm (with 30 minutes unpaid lunch break)
Monday to Friday including school holidays
Application Deadline: 9am on Monday 18 March 2019
Interested candidates are requested toapply with theirCV and a short covering letter stating why you feel you are suitable for the role. Please also sate your current salary and notice period/availability. Due to the expected level of interest, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted to progress to the next stage.
Woodlands Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Information about the School
Woodlands Schools and Little Acorns Nurseries offer an exceptional learning experience for children aged 3 months – 11 years at our independent, inclusive schools and nurseries.
Little Acorns Nurseries
Our nursery setting is a warm, calm, safe and stimulating environment in which children can grow and develop to their full potential by learning through play and guided play.
We believe that children respond to fun, laughter, happiness, sensitivity, nature and magic, and through their time with us, we see them grow into trusting, compassionate and confident individuals.
We make full use of the extensive school grounds and offer outside activities all year round. Children safely play within the large nursery garden as well as venturing to the school's gymnasium, nature trail and ponds for wildlife spotting and exploration.
Our aim is to ensure our children feel valued and challenged every day, as we inspire them to be the best version of their best selves.
We combine all that is traditionally best, together with progressive and forward- thinking ideas, to enable pupils to become socially responsible citizens and life-long learners.
The school seeks to foster curiosity, independence and a love of learning in a happy and safe environment, allowing pupils to achieve their full potential in personal, social, spiritual and academic development.