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  • Start date details

    From 1st May 2024

  • Closing date

    21 February 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    6 February 2024

Job details

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

between £27,803-£31,364

What skills and experience we're looking for

Thank you for your interest in our Office Support Manager’s post. This post is a new role that has been created following the announcement that our long-standing Bursar, responsible for business operations, is about to retire. It is intended that the new role will work in tandem with myself, and at relative distance from the front face of the school most of the week, to support operations across our school.

Do you enjoy playing a leading role in facilitating a long-term strategic goal? Are you keen to make a real impact to a disadvantaged community? Do you enjoy supporting others to see a project through to its conclusion?

Christ Church Primary School is a place where we strive to make a big difference to enhance the lives and education of our children and community through our values, ethos and the education we provide where we ‘Love to learn and Learn to love’. Centred around a culture where everyone holds high expectations and where we believe everyone can succeed, we are looking for an organised and efficient individual to support the Headteacher and wider school operation in the background, helping to make things happen.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Able to give a long-standing commitment and show a keenness to being an integral part of the school’s journey forward over time
  • Have some experience in using financial information and in budget monitoring
  • Be able to communicate warmly and professionally with contractors, external services and all school stakeholders
  • Have impeccable standards of grammar with a secure and working command of English
  • Be able to set up processes and schedules, embracing the principles of sound operational management
  • Demonstrate the ability and an understanding of people management techniques
  • Be competent and efficient in word processing and in using a range of computer software packages to prepare reports and support administration such as the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Be able to adapt and respond calmly and effectively to situations which arise in real time
  • Manage sensitive information discretely, maintain confidentiality at all times and hold the Headteacher’s counsel
  • Have a sense of humour

Previous experience in business or industry is advantageous and experience of working in a school, although helpful, is not essential

Visits to come and look around our school are warmly encouraged and can be arranged by contacting. We look forward to hearing from you.

What the school offers its staff

We can offer you:

  • A warm, welcoming team environment, where everyone’s voice matters and where all are given opportunities to get involved in our journey forward
  • Committed staff who show genuine care for the school, its children and our families
  • Time and space to work away from the busy school office environment so you can get on with your job without distractions
  • Some flexibility and the capacity to work off-site on occasion, accessing essential files and information remotely.
  • Access to support, networking and regular training
  • A passionate and future focussed senior leadership team who are open to new ideas and who are committed to making a difference

The role includes a range of administrative duties in relation to HR, recruitment, finance, procurement, health and safety and facilities.

If you are keen to join a team committed to working together to improve the life-chances and experiences of our pupils you are strongly encouraged to apply. We are embarking on an exciting journey forward and we are looking for someone who wants to play an integral part in making things happen. Please submit the application form with a covering letter, outlining the skills and experience you could bring to the role,

To apply for this post please download the application form.

Closing Date: Wednesday 21st February 2024 at noon

Possible interview Date: Tuesday 27th February 2024

Please email your completed application form to bursar@christchurch-burton.staffs.sch.uk

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About Christ Church Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
318 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
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Arranging a visit to Christ Church Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email bursar@christchurch-burton.staffs.sch.uk.

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