School Office Manager

(Scale R8 (£37,476 - £40,431), actual salary £34,593 - £37,320 per annum)
Location: Brantridge School, Staplefield Place, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH17 6EQ Hours: 37 hours per week (Full time), Term time plus Four Weeks

Closing Date: 06/01/2020


Job Description

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 teams.

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Person Specification

You will be organised, have excellent communication skills and a proven track record in implementing administrative change and improvements. You will need to demonstrate the following experience and skills:

-Successful experience in supervisory/management role including forward planning and problem solving

-Excellent IT skills and ideally a 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

-A commitment to undertaking Safeguarding training

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Further Information

Brantridge School is a special school located in Staplefield, near Haywards Heath, designed to meet the educational, behavioural, care and therapeutic needs for 41 boys (age 6-12 years). Our children have a range of special needs including Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) and Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC).

The School is part of Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust and it has established a strong reputation with children, parents and professionals alike in educating and caring for pupils with challenging behaviour and associated learning difficulties. You will join a professional and dedicated educational team.

Application Guidance

Prospective candidates are encouraged to visit the school. To arrange a visit please email d.brazier@brantridge-school.co.uk prior to submitting an application.

You must also have your own transport, due to our rural location.

To apply, please download an application form. Once complete please send your  application to Jobs@orchardhill.ac.uk. Please note that CV applications will not be accepted.

Closing date: Monday, 6th January, 2020.

Interview date: Friday, 17th January, 2020.

Start date: As soon as possible

Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We reserve the right to appoint outstanding candidates prior to the closing date.

Appointments made are subject to a probationary period and an enhanced DBS check

It took us two years to find a SEN school for our son. He has been going to Brantridge School since February and he has come on leaps and bounds. - Parent

My son has done amazingly well since attending Brantridge. He has improved academically and grown in confidence. I could not have wished for a better school for him. - Parent

My son started in September 2021 and he is very settled and understood by Brantridge School. - Parent

From my experience working with the school I have found them to have always been child focused and willing to adapt their provision to meet a child's specific needs. - Parent

My son currently attends Brantridge School and is in your Year 5. He has progressed massively since starting here 2 1/2 years ago. - Parent

The School is fantastic, with wonderful staff and facilities. - Parent

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