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School Office Manager - Unified Academy

Orchard Hill College
Closing date
28 Jan 2022

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Full Time
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Salary: Scale PS7 (SCP 23-28), £27,260 - £30,090 per annum (FTE £27,844 - £30,735 per annum)
Hours: 36 hours per week, Term Time Plus 5 weeks
Location: Unified Academy, Chart Lane South, Dorking, RH5 4DB

Orchard Hill College (the College) and Orchard Hill College Academy Trust (the Trust) together form Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust (OHC&AT), a family of specialist education providers for pupils and students from nursery to further education across London, Surrey and Sussex. As an outstanding provider and Academy sponsor, Orchard Hill College has a strong track record for making a positive impact within the local communities it serves.

Unified Academy (formerly Chart Wood School) is a special school for boys aged 9 to 16 years who have social, emotional and mental health needs. Some pupils also have moderate learning and attachment difficulties. This means that pupils struggle to form strong, healthy and sustainable relationships with others and can present with challenging behaviour. All pupils have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

Unified Academy adopts a therapeutic approach, allied to the nurture principles, to create a safe and supportive environment where pupils can and do achieve. Pupils follow a personalised programme of study, allied to the national curriculum, that takes into account their strengths and passions and presents their learning in a meaningful, accessible and engaging way. The school works in close partnership with families, the local community and wider stake holders to provide pupils with the holistic support they need to achieve. This approach underpins our ethos supporting each other, achieving together.

The Office Manager is a pivotal role in the school and you will lead on the management of an effective Sims system to meet the needs of the Academy. You will also be responsible for managing financial and HR processes in the school and liaising with the shared service HR and finance teams. You will be organised, have excellent communication skills and a proven track record in implementing change and improvements.

You will need to demonstrate the following experience and skills:
• Successful experience in a similar role, preferably in an education setting.
• Excellent IT skills including a detailed knowledge of SIMS.
• Experience in both financial and HR processes.
• Be committed to working in partnership with parents and carers, schools, colleges, businesses and other agencies to promote the best possible outcomes for our pupils/students

We can offer:
• the opportunity to develop skills and experience within a family of providers
• staff and an Executive Board who are committed and dedicated to success
• support and guidance from the Orchard Hill College Academy Trust

You can apply for this role using the TES website. You can access the advert on TES, along with the application guidance instructions via the Reed website. When you arrive at the advert on TES, you will need to complete an application form. ***Please note that CV applications will not be considered.***

Closing Date: Monday 24 January 2022 at noon (12 pm)
Interviews to be held: From w/c 24 January 2022

OHC&AT aims to select staff on merit, irrespective of race, sex, disability, age or other protected characteristics. In order to monitor the effectiveness of our Equality Policy and recruitment procedures, we ask that all applicants complete and equal opportunities monitoring form.

Unified Academy, part of Orchard Hill College Academy Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.
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