School Office Manager

Posted 8 April by Reed Business Support
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Reed are recruiting for the below temporary assignment, based in East London, on an ongoing basisOperations/Office Manager
  • Location: East London
  • Job Type: Full-time working hours 8 - 16.00 - Monday - Friday (term time only)

We are looking for a School Operations Manager to lead and manage the school’s operational, administrative, HR, and business management functions. This role is crucial in supporting the Headteacher and school leaders to focus on pupil education. The successful candidate will be part of the school’s leadership team and will be responsible for ensuring the school operates effectively and efficiently.

Day to Day of the role:
  • Coordinate the school’s professional development programme, ensuring staff needs are prioritised and training records are accurately maintained.
  • Advise on continuous professional development options and lead on ad hoc staffing projects.
  • Manage staff pay processes, resolving any anomalies and responding to pay queries in line with Trust policy.
  • Oversee the end-to-end recruitment process, from job descriptions to induction, ensuring compliance with Trust policy.
  • Manage the school’s single central record (SCR) and DBS checking process, maintaining compliance and efficiency.
  • Assist with the planning and monitoring of the school’s annual budget and manage the purchasing process.
  • Oversee the management of examinations, commissioning of agency staff, and ordering of school resources.
  • Operate relevant equipment and IT packages, providing advice and guidance on administration systems and school events.
Required Skills & Qualifications:
  • Proven experience in staff management, training, and understanding of pay and conditions.
  • Ability to coordinate professional development and manage recruitment and induction processes.
  • Knowledge of safeguarding, record keeping, and financial management within a school setting.
  • Experience with resource management, including examinations and school resources.
  • Strong organisational skills and proficiency in IT systems, particularly school MIS systems.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to provide guidance to staff, pupils, and others.
  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Integral role within the school’s leadership team.
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development.
  • A supportive and dynamic work environment.

To apply for the School Operations Manager position, please submit your CV 

Reference: 52320237

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