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  • Closing date

    3 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    2 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£23,893.00 - £25,979.00 Annually (FTE) Actual salary for 37hours per week/40 weeks per year £21,144 to £23,510

Office Manager job summary

The Governing Body of Weaverham High School are looking to appoint an outstanding Office Manager for the Main School Office at our very successful school. This permanent position is for 37 hours a week, 40 weeks a year.

The office staff currently consists of 5 part-time staff all of whom you will line manage.

The successful candidate will be highly organised, possess excellent interpersonal skills and be able to manage and motivate a team of hard-working administrative staff to ensure the efficient smooth-running of the school office. This will need to be completed with good humour in often busy, challenging circumstances.

You will need to relate and communicate effectively with a wide range of people both within and external to the school. In addition to your organisational skills, the ability to form good interpersonal relationships will be the key to your success or otherwise in the post.

Your key role will be to:

Efficiently manage the school office, managing the work of the main office team to ensure a smooth and accurate function of daily tasks.

Handling incoming calls, emails, and face to face inquiries

Ensuring appropriate Safeguarding checks made for visitors onsite

Ensuring cleanliness and organization of the reception/office area

General administration support to staff, including data administration for SAR/FOI requests.

Good awareness of school policies and procedures.

Maintain a confidential service following GDPR guidelines and review office procedure to ensure GDPR compliant.

Pupil database administration (SIMS) including new starter/leaver administration and monitor and record pupil attendance marks.

Liaising with external bodies for example CWAC regarding free school meals entitlements, school transport and school nurse team re care plans and immunisations.

Management of the First Aid administration and recording, including maintain defibration machines and management of staff requiring first aid training.

Office equipment monitoring and ordering

Management and administration of school admissions, from enquiry to on role

Administrative duties in connection with year 6 transition including pupils’ data on SIMS.

We hope that what you have read excites you. The job is a large one but a central one to the efficient and effective operation of the school. For those familiar with school salary structures it is a Grade 5 post. It will bring challenge and variety in addition to the necessary hard work.

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 Weaverham High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
Up to 1175 pupils
Age range
11 to 16

Our vision is clear, we want Weaverham High School to be a vibrant, thriving and successful school where every member of our community feels valued, safe and supported to ensure they surpass their potential. We celebrate uniqueness and see individuals. We understand that our pupils have hopes and dreams, challenges and barriers and it is our privilege to celebrate their worth and their potential. We want every child to enjoy their own journey of discovery, acquire a thirst for knowledge, creativity and imagination and develop a love for their learning. We want pupils to leave our school not just with qualifications showing their academic success, but also with the capacity to think clearly and deeply, a desire to act with integrity and to show kindness and empathy to others, and with the character and leadership experience they need to thrive in the world. We will work tirelessly to ensure individual barriers are overcome so pupils are challenged and supported in equal measure. Our desire is to nurture talent, ability and ambition with energy, creativity, determination, relentless kindness and high expectations. When we combine such a desire with our ethos of Safe.Ready.Respect you will thrive in our care. 

We have a clear and ambitious vision for school improvement that is woven into the 6 strands that define the Weaverham offer. This offer is underpinned by an’ Ethic Of Excellence’ 5, where the following principles guide our strategy to ensure we are the best we can be:

Study examples of excellence

Build a culture of critique (be kind, be specific, be helpful/listen, reflect, review)

Require multiple revisions

Provide opportunities for public presentation

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