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Office Manager

Hours of work: 37 hours per week
Working pattern: Full-time

Closing date: Friday 30 September 2022

Interview Date: Thursday 06 October 2022

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:

The Eastbourne Academy
Brodrick Road
East Sussex
BN22 9RQ

Phone:     01323 514900
Email:      tea-office@swale.at
Website:  theeastbourneacademy.org

Please note, we do not accept CVs.

This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018.  

The school will need to ensure that they are not knowingly employing a person who is disqualified under the 2018 Regulations in connection with relevant childcare provision.  Accordingly, the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate to the school, by completing a self-declaration form as part of the pre-employment checks process, that they have not been disqualified under the 2018 Regulations.  

If the preferred candidate is found to be disqualified under the 2018 Regulations, the offer of employment will be subject to the application by the preferred candidate to Ofsted for a waiver and the receipt of a waiver from Ofsted.

Office Manager -  The Eastbourne Academy

Salary: £25,058 - £28,245 SAT 7 (Swale Academiest Support Staff Pay Scheme)


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. 

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

Completed applications should be sent to Donna Dreeling, donna.dreeling@swale.at 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 recruitment@swale.at  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

Additional Information

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain an enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau).
For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.
All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children.  All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.
  • Job reference
  • ACAD/TP/198429/27323

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Eastbourne

  • Salary
  • £25,058 to £28,245 per annum

  • Closing date
  • 30/09/2022

  • Organisation
  • The Eastbourne Academy

  • Contract type
  • Permanent

  • Work pattern
  • Full Time

  • Hours
  • 37

  • Job type
  • Support Staff - Education