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Job Ref No. ECC2116-99S Position Type: Administration Pay Range: £15818.54 - £19549.25
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 01/03/2020 Midnight Date of Interviews: 02/03/2020  

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Office Manager

Salary: Band 3, Dependent on experience FTE £19,780 - £24,445. Pro rata for 37 hrs per week term time + insets £15818.54 - £19549.25

Abbotsweld Primary Academy are looking to appoint a full time experienced and highly efficient Office Manager. The role would suit a proactive individual who would enjoy the challenge of working in a busy school environment.

In this key role you will be responsible for a team and will be pivotal in the effective and smooth running of the school. Previous experience of running a busy office and SIMs is desirable. Applicants will need to demonstrate strong skills in both finance and secretarial duties. This position deals with a wide variety of people and therefore requires excellent communication and interpersonal skills and understand the importance of customer service in this key role and ensure a high quality service provision to staff, students, families and the wider community.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual who has the drive and passion to make a difference in our school. The successful candidate will need to be organised, with good time management and a high level of computer literacy. A key part of the role is to organise and supervise administrative systems within the school, and to contribute to the planning, development and monitoring of support services and staff.

NET Academies Trust offer a unique chance to be part of a friendly and supportive team. Being part of a primary cluster of six schools, staff work in teams to share the responsibility for planning.

The school has a dedicated team that works hard to reach high standards in everything they do and this is further embedded through our successful relationships with parents, the local community and the other local schools within NET. At NET Academies Trust we believe in the future development of our staff, our staff development programme has meant staff are successful in progressing the next stage of their career.

• Good communication, ICT and organisational skills, with a high level of accuracy and efficiency.

• Being the first point of call for parents and visitors

• Maintenance of the manual and computerised pupil data records, including attendance details using SIMS

• Administration of school lunch and other monies

• Support with organisation of school trips, sports events and visits

• Administrative support for all areas of the school

• The ability to work under pressure in an environment where there are constant interruptions

• The ability to work on your own initiative

• An understanding of confidentiality and safeguarding

Additional benefits at working at Abbotsweld Primary Academy:

· Additional 13 days school holidays

· Individual career programme for all staff

· Children who have a love of learning and a highly motivated staff team

· A caring and happy learning environment

· High expectations and excellent behaviour

· Personalised staff well-being programme

· Outstanding Leadership & Management, Ofsted 2017

What our staff says about our Abbotsweld Primary Academy:

"The academy allows me to be part of something larger that makes a difference."

"I very much enjoy working for the academy, because I feel supported, valued and work with a great group of people."

"I enjoy working for NET as it constantly evolves to ensure we are at the forefront of educational change. Staff are given lots of opportunities to develop through continued professional development and by being part of innovative working parties. In turn this creates a wonderful environment for the children in our care."

"It's great to work for an academy trust that actively promotes staff sharing good practice and building strong relationships between their schools to achieve the best for not just the children but for staff also."

What parents says about our Abbotsweld Primary Academy:

"I think Abbotsweld has come so far I'm proud to say my child attends here, no concerns go missed and communication is at a high very happy parent."

"I think the teachers are lovely and caring that I have met, and I am happy with the majority of the school. My child likes his teachers a lot. And since being at abbotsweld has progressed and now has a keen interest in maths."

"My child and family are happy with school."

"It is a very good school."

"Excellent school - Great leadership - Please keep it up."

"Great school in my opinion. Thank you to all at Abbotsweld."

"Chloe is loving the additional hours at school and often likes to do after school clubs."

"My son's concentration and learning has sky rocketed because of the extended school day."

"Maximising learning time benefits my child's education & also allows me to work longer hours. It's an excellent way of preparing our children for their next education steps."

What Ofsted says about Abbotsweld Primary Academy:

"Teachers and teaching assistants work closely together. They plan a good range of learning opportunities for children, covering all the areas of the early years curriculum. The environment, both indoors and outdoors, is attractive and interesting for young children. For example, children are provided with physical activities that give them the opportunity to learn to manage risks safely."

"The executive headteacher has made an enormous contribution to the improvements in this school in the two and a half years that she has been in post. She uses the 'fire in her belly' and her very high aspirations to continually and doggedly pursue excellence in every aspect of school life. The executive headteacher has a very clear vision for the future development of the school, based on a thorough understanding of what works in education and how children learn."

"High aspiration pervades leadership at all levels at Abbotsweld. Some leaders 'belong' to the school, while others 'belong' to the hub. This makes no difference. The vision and the passion to provide the best possible education remain the same. The school has improved enormously and continues to improve rapidly as a result."

"The school benefits from working collaboratively with the other schools in its 'hub'. The shared lead practitioners have a clear impact on improving the quality of teaching."

"The school's culture of continual development means that teaching is always improving. Teachers are given excellent opportunities to develop their own practice."

Potential applicants are both welcome and encouraged to visit the school. Please contact the school office by telephone on 01279 866 155.

Your completed application form should be submitted electronically to or by post to Latton Green Primary Academy, Riddings Lane, Harlow, Essex, CM18 7HT.

In compliance with Safer Recruitment guidelines, CVs cannot be accepted. We are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and the successful candidate will be expected to undertake the appropriate checks including an enhanced DBS check.

Closing date: Sunday 1st March 2020

Interviews: Week of Monday 2nd March 2020

Information about the School

Welcome to Abbotsweld Primary Academy, 'Where pupils find a Sense of SELF'

It is with pleasure that I welcome you to our school community. We are an aspirational school devoted to pupils reaching academic success, having positive wellbeing and great physical development. We motivate pupils to flourish through our curriculum, which includes our bespoke Sense of SELF Programme, Pupil Athlete Pathway and STAC (Sensory Theraphy Activity Challenge).

Pupils at Abbotsweld further succeed by taking advantage of our enrichment programme whether it be political debate, performing on stage, playing out on the sports field, being a part of pupil voice programmes, leading a charitable activity or through one of the many more clubs available.

Throughout every pupils' time at Abbotsweld they will work so that they can leave us with a full grasp of who they are through our values:

Academic Success - Positive Wellbeing - Physical Development

Collaboration - Continuous Improvement - Community

Please do contact us to find out more and book a visit. More information about all of the above can be found within the website.

Mrs Katherine Benson Head of School, Abbotsweld Primary Academy

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.

Information about the school

Contact Information

Sarah Taaffe
Partridge Road, HARLOW
Essex, CM18 6TE
Telephone: 630120

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