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Job Ref No. ECC0-53S Position Type: Administration Pay Range: Band 5
Position Start Date: 01/07/2020 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 31/05/2020 Midday Date of Interviews: ASAP  

Job Description

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Thames Park Secondary School

Grays area

www.thamespark.org.uk

Group 5 - (five form entry)

Support Manager

Salary and range: Thurrock Band 5, £20,549 - £25,282 (actual salary)

(moving to new scale, July 2020 - Band D, range £23,419 - £27,125)

Working hours: 37.5 hours per week, 08:00am - 16:30pm Monday - Friday

46.8 weeks per year. Term time, plus inset days and an additional two weeks

(Two week October half term)

Start date: June/early July 2020

We have an exciting opportunity for a support manager to join our new school. Thames Park Secondary School is a brand new free school that will be opening in Grays, Essex in September 2020, initially year 7 intake only increasing to 5 year groups within 5 years. Thames Park Secondary School will be a member of Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust. All schools in the Trust work in equal partnership and are members of the Schools' Co-operative Society.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and dedicated Support Manager who will be the Headteacher's PA and office manager to ensure provision of an effective administrative and clerical support to the school.

The successful candidate will:

  • Provide personal assistance to the Headteacher, minute meetings, manage appointments, diaries and contacts.
  • Ensure provision of an effective administrative and clerical support to the school.
  • Be responsible for the day-to-day management of the administration and data function.
  • Assist the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team by using data to provide school improvement information and be responsible for the setting up of systems within the school.


The ideal candidate would therefore need to be organised, efficient and adaptable. They would also need a deep understanding of data and how the information can be analysed. Previous school administration experience would be advantageous.

To apply for the role please contact Abbie Stonehouse, Trust Recruitment Officer on a.stonehouse@osborne.coop, 01375 648901 to arrange for an application form and to organise a telephone call with the Headteacher of Thamespark Secondary School, Mr K Bains.

Closing Date: 31st May 2020, Noon Interview Date: ASAP via Zoom / video link

The Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. This post will require an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and satisfactory references.

Information about the School

Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust is a multi-academy trust (MAT) incorporated around the principles and values of the international co-operative movement. These are Equality, Equity, Democracy, Self-help, Self-Responsibility and Solidarity, along with the ethical values of openness, honesty, social responsibility and caring for others. These values and principles underpin all our actions.

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

Louise Guy
Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust
C/O St Clere's School
Butts Lane, Stanford-le-Hope
Essex, SS17 0NW
Telephone: 01375 648936
Email: info@osborne.coop