Support Services Manager

Lansdowne Primary Academy, Thurrock

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Job Ref No. ECC2552-73S Position Type: Administration Pay Range: £30,229-£35,065 per annum pro rata
Position Start Date: 02/09/2019 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 16/08/2019 Midday Date of Interviews: W/C 19 August 2019 Shortlisting Starts:  16/08/2019

Job Description

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The Gateway Learning Community [GLC] is a partnership between one secondary and four primary schools located within Tilbury and Chadwell in the borough of Thurrock to the east of London.

At Lansdowne Primary Academy we are passionate about learning. Our highest priority is to provide an environment to our pupils that excites, motivates and challenges them and encourages lifelong learning and an interest in the world around them.

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our happy committed team to ensure the efficient and effective running of all non-teaching [support] services throughout Lansdowne Primary Academy. You will lead a team responsible for the day to day running of administration, communications (aspects of HR and Finance), procurement, lettings, site, cleaning, grounds maintenance, catering, technical, and reprographics services of Lansdowne Primary Academy. Working with the academy's leadership team, the position also contributes to the development and implementation of organisational strategies, policies and practices. This position will also interact with the Board of Directors as required.

This key role is crucial to our success and is an excellent opportunity for a dynamic and highly motivated individual who:
• Has excellent organisation and strategic management skills with an ability to work at all levels;

• Has the ability to build effective working relationships with governors, school staff, parents and the office team;
• Has excellent communication skills and is a team player with a positive approach;

• Is hard working and committed to continual improvement;
• Has a good sense of humour.

All candidates are advised to refer to the job description before making an application. If you would like to apply for this role please fill in the attached application form and send it in an email marked 'SSM Application' to

Applications should be submitted by 12 noon on Friday 16 August 2019

Shortlisting and notification of interviews will take place after 12 noon on Friday 16 August 2019

Interviews will be held week commencing Monday 19 August 2019

The GLC is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment. Following safer recruitment procedures the appointment will be subject to satisfactory references, medical clearance and enhanced DBS disclosure.

Information about the School

Lansdowne Primary Academy Lansdowne Road Tilbury Essex RM18 7QB 01375 487200

Head of School: Emma Laikin NOR 690

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Information about the school

Contact Information

Kevin Sadler
The Gateway Academy
Marshfoot Road
Chadwell St Mary , Grays
Essex, RM16 4LU
Telephone: 01375 489000

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