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Senior Office Manager

Birmingham City Council
Colmore Infant and Nursery School Colmore Road Birmingham B14 6AJ
£32,076 to £39,186 pro rata Subject to formal evaluation under the Pay Equity Review
Closing date
19 Jun 2024

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Job Details

Start date: 1 September 2024

Hours per week: 36.5, Term time only

Colmore Infant and Nursery School
Colmore Road
B14 6AJ
Telephone number: 0121 464 2820

Contact email:

Contract type: Permanent  

We have a Senior Office Manager vacancy within the school administration team.

The suitable candidate will need to have had experience working within a school office setting. Strong communication and IT skills are essential within this post.

Daily tasks will include, but are not limited to:
Day to day management of the school office, ensuring that all tasks are completed efficiently and on time. Daily attendance and absence reporting and school admissions. Upkeep of the school enquiry emails. Main contact for Attendance as School Attendance Liaison Person (SALP). In addition to liaising with outside agencies e.g. school nurse team, the completion of school annual returns (Census) and all other administrative tasks required. The successful candidate will have an oversight of the school fund account and be required to complete some finance related tasks, including ordering and delivering of resources. In addition they will have responsibility for the organisation and booking of agency staff where required.

Colmore is a happy, welcoming and warm school environment where all of our children are ACE – Amazing Confident Experts! We have an inclusive ethos and are a RIGHTS RESPECTING GOLD award school and a TIAAS Gold award school which has recently been rated OUTSTANDING in our November 2023 Ofsted Inspection.

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016). Therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.  

How to apply

We are happy to arrange visits to the school in advance of applications and you can also find further information about our school by visiting our website

Application forms can be requested by emailing Steph Fisher – along with any additional information required.

Interviews taking place on the week beginning Monday 24 June 2024. If successful in your application you will be contacted with the interview time and date.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work.  All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references. 

BCC is a Living Wage employer 

Rehabilitation of offenders: This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.

An online search will also be carried out as part of due diligence on all short-listed candidates.



Working for Birmingham City Council is more than just a job; it's about making life better for the 1 million plus people who live and work in the city.

We welcome people from diverse and underrepresented communities and encourage applications from, those with caring responsibilities, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, neurodivergent, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff and removing barriers to improve inclusion.   We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

Information for applicants with a disability

We are a proud Disability Confident Employer.  We encourage applicants to disclose disabilities, so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Please contact: 0121 675 7070 option 3 (lines open between 8.45am to 5.15pm Monday to Friday).

If you require an application in an alternative format, such as Braille or you are unable to complete an application form via WMJOBS, please contact When you have completed your application form this can be returned to or for Braille applications these can be posted to, Recruitment Team, 2nd Floor, 10 Woodcock Street, B7 4BG.

The Council is a fantastic place to work. You will find an organisation that is both challenging and supportive; with a leadership impatiently adventurous in its pursuit of excellence. 

There is a clear vision which is ensuring that the Council is working for communities today and building for tomorrow, we focus our resources on five key priorities:

  • A Prosperous Birmingham: through a focus on inclusive economic growth, tackling unemployment, attracting inward investment, and maximising the benefits of the Commonwealth Games.
  • An Inclusive Birmingham: through a focus on tackling poverty and inequality, empowering citizens, promoting diversity and civic pride, and supporting and enabling all children and young people to thrive.
  • A Safe Birmingham: through a focus on making the city safer, safeguarding vulnerable citizens, increasing affordable housing, and tackling homelessness.
  • A Healthy Birmingham: through a focus on tackling health inequalities, encouraging physical activity and healthy living, supporting mental health, and improving outcomes for adults with disabilities and older people.
  • A Green Birmingham: through a focus on street cleanliness, improving air quality, continuing the route to net zero, and becoming a city of nature.

We see the Council’s role as providing strategic leadership – that’s being able to visualise a new future for the city and equipping others to share our vision. We want to ensure the provision of services for all, so we can support those least able to support themselves by working with partners and putting citizens and neighbourhoods at the heart of our decision-making.

We are always looking for people who put the customer at the centre of their approach, with a commitment to excellence to help us achieve our vision.  We will support you to develop and thrive in your role, building a pathway for long-term success, with lots of development opportunities, such as apprenticeships.

In return, we offer you excellent terms and conditions, generous annual leave, a great pension scheme, well-being support, annual travel passes and discounts at a number of city centre establishments.

Birmingham City Council is a Foundation Living wage employer - known as the Birmingham Living Wage. The Birmingham Living Wage, is determined by the Living Wage Foundation on an annual basis by the Centre of Research in Society Polity at Loughborough University. The current rate can be found at:   

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