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  • Job start date

    25 March 2024

  • Closing date

    3 December 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    12 October 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£25,878.00 - £28,371.00 Annually (FTE) NJC Grade E Point 15

[231011D] Office Manager job summary

Stoke Damerel Primary School, Reach South Academy Trust is seeking to appoint an experienced Office Manager to join the School March 2024. 

Post: Office Manager

Location: Stoke Damerel Primary Academy, CollingwoodRd,Stoke,PlymouthPL15PA

FTE SalaryRange: NJC Grade E, Point 15-20, £25,878 - £28,371

Actual Annual Salary Range: £23,029.14 - £25,247.69

Contract Type: Permanent, full time, term time only (39 weeks)

Contract Hours: 37  per week, Monday to Friday

About the role

We are seeking to appoint a passionate, enthusiastic, flexible and motivated Office Manager to work within our school administrative team.  The role offers variety, challenge and responsibility; working with the Senior Leadership Team of the School and the Executive Business Manager.  The position would suit someone who is able to multi task and work accurately and efficiently under pressure in a fast-changing environment.  The role includes managing a busy school office including line management of an administrator, working with financial and HR systems and processes plus implementing and maintaining new office systems.  There will also be a need for handling correspondences and dealing with sensitive and confidential issues.

About the successful candidate

We are looking for candidates who have excellent organisation and administrative skills and are able communicate effectively with a range of both internal and external audiences.  You will need to be flexible in your approach and be able to prioritise the work and meet changing deadlines as needed.  You will have to be resilient and able to deal with regular changes to processes and procedures.  Good interpersonal skills and the ability to multi task under pressure are essential.

Training will be available for key duties and tasks.

About the School

At Stoke Damerel Academy our motto is Dream Big, Achieve Together.Whatdoes this mean for our children?It means that asa school we have a clear aim and intention to provide an education that enables eachchild to dream of their own unique, possible future. Dream Big means that we seek to provide a wide range of experiences and opportunities for children to discover their potential.The children at our school consistently exemplify the words Achieve Together; they show time and again that they care for and support each other.

Our core school values are to help our pupils become well-rounded, ambitious children who strive to reach their potential through the exciting opportunities and experiences we provide. We teach our children to develop life skills such as resilience, resourcefulness, relationships, reflectiveness and risk taking to achieve success in learning. The Academy has a PAN of 420.

About the Trust

Reach South is a young and developing Trust which operates acrosstheSouthWestofEnglandwiththeaimofdeliveringallthrough3-19education. We operate 17 academies in Devon, Bournemouth, Dorset and Wiltshire.We are building this Trust on a clear set of values, behaviours and curriculum principles. At the heart of those values and principles is a belief in our young people and a determination to support them to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to become the successful citizens for today and all of their tomorrows.

Our core business is delivering exceptional education for children and young people with a mission to help all pupils aspire to achieve beyond the expectations that others put on them. We do this through the development of a talented and committed workforce. In order to deliver exceptional opportunities for learning, we need highly motivated staff across all parts of the organisation.

Teachers within Reach South belong to a national community of professionals, and benefit from a wide range of networks and development opportunities across the Trust. In time, our best teachers are able to work across schools, develop specialisms and step up to leadership roles within and beyond their own academy. The Trust provides a strong culture of collaboration and support, together with high expectations for staff and pupils alike.

Those we recruit are able to demonstrate that they share our values, are highly motivated to work with colleagues, within and beyond their school, to continuously develop their skills and pursue professional excellence.


Ifyouthinkthisrolemaybeforyouandwanttobeinvolvedatthisexcitingtimein our development, please get in touch by calling Tina Boon, Office Manager on 01752 567686 or email    admin@sdps.plymouth.sch.uk

Closing date: for applications is Sunday 3 December 2023

Interview Date:  Interviews are provisionally booked for Monday 11 January 2024

To apply for this opportunity, please complete our online application form by clicking ‘apply now’ on the advert.

We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date. Therefore, an early a pplication is strongly advised.

Opportunities and Benefits 

We offer a competitive salary plus LGPS pension, great career progression and development opportunities, access to our Employee Assistance Programme with many other benefits. 

We’re proud of how we support our staff in order that you have high levels of job satisfaction, are aware of the difference you are making for the children and families you work with and can see your contribution towards our community. There are regular opportunities for professional development and training, and a wider community of staff to network with within Reach South Multi Academy Trust. You will have the chance to visit other local schools, work alongside a range of outside professionals and take part in a variety of e-learning and face-to-face training.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Each post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Reach South Academy Trust has an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring section of the application form before submitting. 

Please note that Reach South Academy Trust is a licenced Sponsor for CoS applications and therefore can consider applications from candidates eligible to apply for Teaching and Teaching Leadership roles (only). For all other roles applicants are required to provide the required documentation where a candidate does not need a Skilled Worker Visa.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Stoke Damerel Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
400 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

School location

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