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Operational Office Manager - Walton-on-Trent CofE Primary School

John Taylor MAT
Walton-on-Trent, Swadlincote
Grade 7 £27,803 to £31,364 per annum pro rata Actual salary: £25,865 to £29,178 per annum
Closing date
17 Jun 2024

Job Details

Operational Office Manager
Permanent, full time working 37 hours per week term time only for 42 weeks per year

(38 weeks during term time, 5 INSET days and 15 additional days worked across the academic year as directed by the Headteacher)

Salary: Grade 7 £27,803 to £31,364 per annum pro rata
Actual salary: £25,865 to £29,178 per annum

The successful candidate will join our busy office team and take responsibility for leading on office systems, payroll and recruitment processes and supporting financial planning. With a key role in the management of budget and supporting the Headteacher with confidential administration, this role offers variation and challenge. We’re looking to appoint a colleague who is capable of working as an integral part of our team, contributing to school improvement and with the initiative to respond to

You will bring well-developed interpersonal skills, an ability to prioritise and complete work independently, as well as an adaptable
and approachable manner enabling you to build relationships within the school and the wider community including parents and governors. We’re looking for someone who has experience in a similar role and is ready for the next step in their career. Support is available for your longer-term professional development.

If you have a passion for excellence and share our vision, we can offer you the opportunity to be part of a successful and progressive Trust, which is committed to ensuring learning is at the heart of all we do.

If you would like to discuss this role, please contact the Headteacher, Leanne Gaffiney, by emailing or telephoning 01283 716151.

Completed application forms should be emailed to

Only fully completed application forms will be submitted for shortlisting. CVs will not be accepted.

Closing date: 12 noon on Monday 17th June 2024
Selection/Interview: TBC - From week commencing 24th June 2024


This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020). This means that certain convictions
and cautions are considered ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them
into account.
Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website:
Please note if you are shortlisted, an online search will be carried out before interview which may identify any incidents or issues that have
happened, and are publicly available online, which we might want to explore with you at interview. Please review our Privacy Notice for Job
Applicants for the lawful basis for processing and retention.
John Taylor MAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff
and volunteers to share this commitment. Pre-employment checks include an enhanced disclosure and barring service check as a requirement
of this post. Our Safeguarding Policy is available on our website, and we encourage applicants to review it before applying.
Please review our Recruitment Pack on the school website before submitting your application.


Thank you for your interest in John Taylor MAT – we hope the information here will outline what it means to work with us.

The Trust was founded in 2014, in John Taylor High School – an outstanding secondary school in Barton-Under-Needwood, and the first in Staffordshire to convert to become an Academy. We have grown steadily over time and currently serve 13 infant/primary schools, and 6 secondary schools.

In addition, the Staffordshire Research School and John Taylor Teaching School Hub are also key parts of our Trust, having gained a reputation for delivering outstanding professional development and support for teachers across a wide ranging offer.

The mission for the Trust is “We believe in the power of education to improve lives – and the world.” We are driven to ensure our communities can realise their true potential through learning. This is our mission. We provide experiences, resources, structures, and systems to enable all to engage, all to progress, all to achieve.

We have a passion for excellence demonstrated by a broad curriculum and high-quality leadership. We work hard to create collaboration across the Trust, and the Central Team reside in one of our schools, to remain grounded in school life. We have a strong track record of governance and health and safety, and our schools and Trust enjoy a healthy and stable financial position; we look to the future with anticipation of further growth and to support those schools already in our family by working together and adding value.

There is much more information about us on our website so please visit: and if you choose to apply for one of our vacancies, we look forward to hearing from you.

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01543 761062
Murphy Street
WS13 8TW

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