Office Manager

The Eastbourne Academy, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN22 9RQ

3 days remaining to apply

  • Application deadline

    30 September 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    14 September 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

£25,058 - £28,245 SAT 7

Office Manager job summary


Full time.

37 hours a week, Monday to Friday.

We have a new and exciting opportunity to appoint an Office Manager to lead our school administration team.

As an Office Manager you will provide high-level administrative and organisational services to the school under the direction of the Headteacher and Senior Leaders, overseeing the administrative functions of the school.

Key duties would be:

  • To provide support to the Headteacher, Executive Headteacher and Senior Leadership team;
  • Liaise with the Trust Human Resources;
  • Manage the school office and administration team;
  • Liaising with staff, pupils, parents and carers and outside agencies.

The successful candidate would need:

  • Level 2 qualifications (or equivalent) including English and Maths at least grade C.
  • Experience of development, management and operation of administrative systems.
  • Proven experience of working as a PA or Secretary for a senior manager.
  • Experience of supervising staff, including managing the performance of others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and courteously with staff at all levels, pupils, parents, suppliers, governors and visitors.
  • Ability to work confidentially, keeping work-related issues and discussions in the workplace.
  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload to achieve deadlines.

An NVQ Level 3 in Business Administration and / or experience of working in a similar role in an education environment would be an advantage.

Full details of the requirements of the post can be found in the accompanying recruitment pack.

The Eastbourne Academy is a vibrant, successful and inclusive learning community where both students and staff thrive. At the heart of our school are traditional values where every student is expected to Learn, Engage and Respect.

Join us to benefit from:

  • Friendly and supportive school environment;
  • Be part of a highly successful Trust;
  • CPD opportunities;
  • Local Government Pension Scheme – with a generous employer contribution;
  • Employee Assistance Programme – Wellbeing and advice;
  • Ride to Work Scheme;
  • Employee Referral Recruitment Incentive.
  • Generous Holiday entitlement of 25 days plus bank holidays and a concessionary day to be taken at Christmas.
  • Christmas closure (3 days holiday entitlement is used for this).
  • Additional holiday entitlement for 5 years + service.

Applying for the job

If you are interested in this post, please contact Donna Dreeling for an informal discussion. and 01323 514900

Completed applications should be sent to Donna Dreeling or by post to The Eastbourne Academy, Brodrick Road, Eastbourne East Sussex BN22 9RQ. Please note, we cannot accept CVs.

If you experience any difficulty in completing the application form, please contact or 01795 426091 (option 2)

We are happy to discuss any support you may need during your application process as part of our reasonable adjustment approach.

In accordance with current GDPR compliance we will not keep any details / application forms on file once the position is filled.

Interview Date: 6th October 2022

Swale Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from ROA and will require an enhanced DBS disclosure

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About The Eastbourne Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
850 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

The Eastbourne Academy is a vibrant, successful and inclusive learning community, where students thrive.

As part of Swale Academies Trust, our students and staff have access to a range of exciting opportunities that will help them develop skills and find enjoyment in all aspects of school life. Our in-school Scholars programmes cater to a range of interests and allow for students to excel in an area of their choice, ranging from football and dance Scholars to those interested in science and technology.

Our curriculum, which is centred around Aspiration, Character and Employability, coupled with our values of Teamwork, Effort and Ambition, ensures that students are provided with the chance to achieve great outcomes.

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