Office Manager

High Street Primary Academy

Reach South Academy Trust is seeking to appoint an exceptional Office Manager to join the school in High Street Primary Academy.

Post:                           Office Manager

Start Date:                  November 2020

Location:                    High Street Primary Academy, High Street, Plymouth, PL1 3SJ 

Salary Range:            Grade E SCP 15-19, £23,541 rising to a maximum of £25,911, subject to experience, pro- rata, per annum

Hours/Contract:         Term time only, Part-time, Permanent contract: 35 hours per week, 39 weeks per year

The Role: We are seeking an Office Manager to be responsible for the management and delivery of all office and administrative services for the school.

The Person: We are looking for people who have the following experience and qualities:


  • Solve varied problems related to financial management, administration and staff management

  •  Have strong IT skills

  • Have strong verbal and written communication skills in order to train and motivate their own

  • Good general education – Minimum of 5 GCSE’s, Grade A* - C with Grade A*-C in Maths and English

  • NVQ4 in Business and Administration or equivalent (i.e. School Business Professional Qualification)

  • Demonstrable experience of working in a school environment and managing people

  • Demonstrable experience of working with financial systems and procedures

  • Demonstrable experience of working with HR systems and procedures

  • Experience of successfully managing, leading and developing relevant administrative/ financial functions, including sound budget control and advice

School Background: High Street Primary School is a popular and successful primary school. There is a strong family atmosphere in our school, the children feel safe and cared for.

Trust Background:  Reach South is a young and developing Trust which operates across the South West of England with the aim of delivering all through 3-19 education.  We operate 14 academies in Plymouth, Bournemouth, Dorset and Wiltshire.

We are building this Trust on a clear set of values, behaviours and curriculum principles. At the heart of those values and principles is a belief in our young people and a determination to support them to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to become the successful citizens for today and all of their tomorrows. Our vision is to enable individual academies to flourish with curriculum autonomy, within a consistent framework of a metacognition focused pedagogy.  We are committed to collaboration with other schools, MATs, colleges, Local Authorities, employers and Government to bring the widest benefit to young people and our staff.


Our core business is delivering exceptional education for children and young people with a mission to help all pupils aspire to achieve beyond the expectations that others put on them.  We do this through the development of a talented and committed work force. In order to deliver exceptional opportunities for learning, we need highly motivated staff across all parts of the organisation.

Further Information: So if you think this role may be for you and want to be involved at this exciting time in our development, please get in touch by calling Sammy Elbrow on 01752 225649 or email at


Job Description and Person Specification:  Office Manager Job Description and Person Specification

To Apply:  Please send a completed application form (below) to 


Closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday 13 October 2020. The Trust reserves the right to close the job vacancy on receipt of sufficient applications without notification.   It is therefore vital that should you wish to apply for this post that you submit your application as soon as possible.


Interview Date:  Interviews will be held on Thursday 22 October 2020.


Opportunities and Benefits:

We offer a competitive salary plus LGPS pension, great career progression and development opportunities with many other benefits.

We’re proud of how we support our staff in order that you have high levels of job satisfaction, are aware of the difference you are making for the children and families you work with and can see your contribution towards our community. There are regular opportunities for professional development and training, and a wider community of staff to network with within Reach South Multi Academy Trust. You will have the chance to visit other local schools, work alongside a range of outside professionals and take part in a variety of e-learning and face-to-face training.



Application Form

Prospective Applicant Letter

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Each post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Reach South Academy Trust has an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete and return the Equal Opportunities Monitoring form.  Please note the information you provide in this section of the form will stay confidential, and be stored securely and limited to only the Trusts Human Resources team and used for monitoring purposes only.

Telephone: 01752 987060



Reach South Academy Trust

c/o UTC Plymouth

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Reach South Academy Trust is an exempt charity in England and Wales. Company number: 10151730