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  • Start date details

    as soon as possible, depending on notice requirements

  • Closing date

    19 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    27 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Administration, HR, data and finance

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Working pattern

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  • Monday to Friday Hours: Monday to Wednesday 8.30am-4pm; Thursday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm (36 hours paid per week, half hour unpaid lunch break.

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


Pay scale

grade 10, spine point 30

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for an HR and Office Manager who has:

  • NVQ3 or equivalent qualification or experience in the relevant discipline
  • A high level of personal organisation
  • Excellent English/Mathematics skills
  • Effective use of specialist ICT packages, e.g. Sims, Parentpay, Microsoft Office
  • Experience of development, management and operation of administrative systems
  • Ability to work constructively as part of a team, understanding school roles and responsibilities and your own position within these.
  • Ability to prioritise and work effectively in dealing with conflicting demands
  • Ability to relate well to staff, parents and the community

What the school offers its staff

Downsview has a diverse and vibrant community and, as a school, we benefit from a rich variety of cultures and traditions. Our school has a committed and dedicated staff with enthusiastic and friendly children and parents. We offer exciting and creative learning opportunities. We wish to appoint an enthusiastic and experienced HR and Office Manager to work in our busy office.

Further details about the role

The post holder will be responsible for:

  • Line management of the Administrator Receptionist and the Attendance, Admissions and Welfare Officer
  • Accountable for the management, efficiency and administration of the school’s Human Resources and payroll systems
  • Responsible for the smooth running of the school’s office functions
  • Undertaking DBS checks and maintaining the Single Central Record
  • Responsible for all processes relating to recruitment, such as advertising, references and induction
  • Manage the use of IT systems, including the school’s Management Information System (Sims) for pupil and staff records
  • Overseeing the school’s compliance to data protection legislation and key point of contact for data protection matters.
  • Support marketing of the school, including management of the school website
  • Act as confidential Personal Assistant to the Senior Leadership team.
  • Providing in-school administrative support to the Governing Board

Commitment to safeguarding

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our staff vacancies all require an enhanced DBS check. Downsview is GDPR compliant and is registered with the ICO.

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About Downsview Primary and Nursery School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
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School size
615 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
020 8764 4611

Welcome to Downsview Primary and Nursery School.

'Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.‘ -Aristotle

Visitors to Downsview quickly experience the warmth, energy and positivity of parents, children and staff. Strong relationships here are built on kindness, care and mutual respect and give rise to a valuable sense of community.

We aim to nurture the ‘whole child’ – body, mind and spirit. To this end, classroom learning focuses as much attention on how children learn as on what they learn. Children are encouraged to be ambitious and creative, to explore their learning in depth and push themselves to excel in a wide variety of pursuits.

We recognise that for children to thrive they need to learn to sustain their curiosity and so we embrace innovative approaches to teaching. We want the children to have memorable experiences on their journey to becoming confident, life-long learners. We seek to support all individuals to follow their own passions, whatever they may be, and so build their self-esteem and assurance.

As well as providing a strong academic platform from which to grow, our philosophy is to help children to find their own way towards living a life of purpose and fulfillment. We value and appreciate every single child for what they can bring to our community and offer a safe and trusting environment to enable them to flourish and succeed as they prepare for their future in a fast-changing world.

The link between home and school is integral to your child’s success and we wholeheartedly encourage parents to take an active part in their child's learning and in the life of the school.

Arranging a visit to Downsview Primary and Nursery School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email sec1@downsview.croydon.sch.uk.

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