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Job Ref No. ECC0-31S Position Type: Administration Pay Range: £24,210-£29,743 actual (£27,562-£33,713 FTE)
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 08/07/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: w/c 15th July  

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Office Manager - Kelvedon Hatch Community Primary School, part of Discovery Educational Trust.

Are you looking for an opportunity to use your administrative and organisational skills to shape this new role? Would you thrive working at the heart of a busy and vibrant primary school setting?

This newly-created post will be integral to the smooth running of the school by ensuring the efficient coordination of day-to-day office priorities. You willprovide proactive and comprehensive support to the Headteacher and wider Kelvedon Hatch team and will liaise closely with the Central Trust team (Finance, HR, Payroll, IT and Operations).

As a key first point of contact for staff, colleagues and parents, you will be an ambassador for excellent customer care and thrive on building positive working relationships.

This role is for a September start. It is a full time term time role (37 hours per week) with two additional weeks to be worked in the school closure periods.

Information about the School

Discovery Educational Trust, formed in 2014, is a successful and established multi-academy trust based in South Essex, comprising just under 4000 students and 500 staff, across 5 schools.

Our schools are:

  • Chase High School (Westcliff-on-Sea)
  • St. Martin's School (Brentwood)
  • Hogarth Primary School (Brentwood)
  • Kelvedon Hatch Community Primary School (Brentwood)
  • Larchwood Primary School (Brentwood)

We aim for each of our schools to become the school of choice within the community, offering a broad and exciting range of extracurricular activities to enhance the opportunities within their formal curriculum.

Our vision is that strong and effective leadership places our children and young people at the heart of everything we do. We value relationships, which are open and honest, underpinned by kindness, trustworthiness and compassion.

As an equal opportunities employer, Discovery Educational Trust is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age; disability; gender re-assignment; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; race (which includes ethnic origin, nationality and ethnic or national origins); religion or belief; sex; and sexual orientation. We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Discovery Educational Trust.

The Discovery Educational Trust is committed to safeguarding our students against radicalisation and extremism and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

In compliance with safer recruitment procedures and guidelines, all applications must be made on an application form, CVs will not be accepted.  This appointment will be subject to pre-employment checks including an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and satisfactory references.

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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Contact Information

Paul Griffiths
St Martin's House, St Martin's School
Hanging Hill Lane
Hutton, Brentwood
Essex, CM13 2HG
Telephone: 01277 358377

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