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  • Start date details

    01 June 2024

  • Closing date

    18 April 2024 at 1pm

  • Date listed

    25 March 2024

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Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Full-time equivalent salary

£34,109.00 - £35,767.00 Annually (Actual)

Office Manager job summary

Salary: SO2

Salary: £37443-£39,264 pro-rata

Actual salary-£34,109-£35767

Contract type: Full-time, 36 hours per week, term time plus 2 weeks (41 weeks)

Hours: 8am to 4pm

Start Date: 01st June 2024

Pathways School, Barking and Dagenham, RM10 9NH

Eko Trust is a family of good and outstanding schools situated across London and Suffolk. Collaborating seamlessly, we are dedicated to cultivating a supportive environment where our collective goal is to constantly learn and innovate, striving to deliver unparalleled educational outcomes for the children under our care. If you're passionate about making a meaningful impact in education and thrive in a collaborative, progressive atmosphere, this is the perfect opportunity to contribute to a community committed to excellence.

Pathways School is looking to recruit a full time Office manager to take responsibility for the smooth running of the office where your professionalism, initiative and office skills will be welcomed. You will have plenty of room to be creative and management is always open to new ideas that positively impact the running of our school.

Pathways School is a newly opened special school for Social, Emotional and Mental Health pupils, currently catering for pupils from KS2 to KS4 and offering a curriculum based on a child’s right to ‘Learn, Grow and Thrive’. We absolutely believe that all our children and young people deserve to achieve and succeed and will do so, with the right guidance and academic and pastoral support.

This role is unique as you would be supporting a small school to grow and move.

You will have the flexibility to implement new procedures and systems to ensure the smooth running of the office alongside leading a small team and liaising with external partners to facilitate the site maintenance, cleaning and catering.

This is an autonomous role and you need to be comfortable being independent and making decisions while representing and upholding the values of the trust. This position will suit you if you have good interpersonal and presentation skills, and office management experience. You need to be self-directed and have organisational and problem-solving skills to support the changing school size.

Applicants must have:

  • Experience of managing a team

  • Experience within an educational setting

  • Extensive experience with Microsoft Office, Excel and Bromcom

  • Experience using database management systems

  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills

  • Experience of Exams at Secondary Level/SATs systems and procedures

  • Excellent HR Management skills

  • Excellent time management and organisational skills

  • Extensive understanding of site management, compliance and Health & Safety

  • Experience at lead a small team

  • Excellent ability to produce high quality reports and correspondence to stakeholders

  • Ability to uphold the values of the trust and the standards and expectations of the organisation

Our Trust can offer:

  • Supportive and friendly staff who work together as a team

  • Forward-thinking approaches to learning, professional development, and school improvement

  • Continuous professional development & learning opportunities

  • Employee benefits scheme offering great discounts from a range of brands

  • Salary sacrifice schemes such as Cycle to Work

  • Employee Assistance Programme offering 24/7 access to a confidential employee helpline staffed by trained counsellors

  • Access to private GP services, counselling, financial wellbeing advice, physiotherapy, and other specialist services

  • Family-friendly policies and options for flexible working

  • A commitment to your career aspirations and professional development

  • A clear vision for the future and strong values of school values

Visits are welcomed. Please contact pathwaysinfo@ekotrust.org.uk to arrange this or for any further information.

To apply, please visit ‘My new term’


Eko Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all pupils attending our schools. As the duties of this post involve regular contact with children, any offer to the successful candidate will be conditional upon an Enhanced DBS check being completed. This post is also subject to a satisfactory probationary period and medical clearance.

Closing Date: 18th April 2024 at 12pm

Interview Date: Monday 22nd April 2024

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 Pathways School

School type
Free School, ages 6 to 19
School size
47 pupils enrolled
Age range
6 to 19

Pathways is a new all-through special school for pupils with severe Social Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) difficulties, who, for a variety of reasons find mainstream school challenging to manage. The school is part of the Eko Trust family of schools. As an Eko School there is a focus on innovating practice and inspiring teachers and support staff by collaborating with staff from other schools. Eko Trust is now a group of 6 schools, 2 of which are SEMH settings.

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