Job Role: Office Manager
Job Reference: 072
Location: Wolgarston High School, Penkridge
Employer: Penk Valley Academy Trust
Contract: Full time (37 hours), Permanent, Full year
Closing date for applications: Monday 2 August 2021
Interview: W/C Monday 9 August 2021
Start date: October 2021
Salary: Grade 8 (£27,041-£31,346)
About the Role
Wolgarston High School are seeking an experienced and efficient Office Manager to lead their team and who can enhance our administrative provision. The successful candidate will join a friendly, welcoming, supportive and dedicated team. This post will require resilience, drive and ambition. However, we believe that for a candidate with passion for the responsibilities associated with this post, the rewards will be great.
Based in the main school administration office, the successful postholder will lead and develop the administrative function of the school, line manage administrative office staff and be a member of the Senior Management Team. This will include working ‘out of hours’ to support with events, attend SLT meetings and other activities.
The Office Manager will be required to liaise with senior managers, PVAT Central team staff, pupils, governors, parents, carers, professionals, volunteers and visitors to maintain the high standards of the School while leading on the schools transport service and in conjunction with the PVAT central team, this post will with support H&S and premises management.
An ability to work in a very busy office with frequent interruptions is essential, along with the personality to lead by example and to challenge current practices in order to support a streamlined administration team.
About the School;
We are a growing 13-19 High School in an attractive, semi-rural location in South Staffordshire with over 750 students on roll and in the top 20% of schools nationally for outcomes.
The School benefits from being part of Penk Valley Academy; a local academy trust including Marshbrook First School, Princefield First School, St John’s First School, St Mary & St Chad CE First School, Penkridge Middle School, Wolgarston High School and The Rural Enterprise Academy. The Trust’s vision is to take collective responsibility for ensuring that every child and young person in our Trust receives an excellent education, achieves high outcomes and realises their potential. All members of staff work incredibly hard to provide the very best education for every child in our care.
As an employee you will be covered by our excellent well-being support programme through Schools Choice.
We take a collaborative view of learning where good practice is shared through structured INSET programmes within school and across the Trust. You will join a friendly team.
We use every opportunity to develop staff at all levels, we have a comprehensive CPD Programme and support staff at all levels to develop and experience opportunities to progress their careers.
Should you wish to apply for this vacancy, please view the job description and complete the application form which can be found at www.wolgarton.staffs.sch.uk and return to firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively post your application to the school address.
Wolgarston High School
Recruitment and hiring during COVID-19:
Despite the challenges we face, recruitment and hiring will continue for all Penk Valley Academy Trust vacancies with as little disruption as possible over the coming weeks and months. This is for all senior, teaching and support staff appointments. Applications will still be reviewed, and interviews conducted in a timely manner, although interview activities may vary. We will still aim to conduct face to face interviews where possible. Candidates will be given the option to interview via online video if you cannot attend in person, this can be discussed if your application is shortlisted. We will always adhere to Government advice.
All schools with the Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.