Maun Infant and Nursery School

Reach for the stars


Office Manager Vacancy


Closing Date:                  9.00am on Wednesday 15th November 2023


Type of vacancy:            Permanent


Category:                         Admin/Clerical


Work Pattern:                 37hrs weekly term-time only (pro-rata), plus 10 days


Location:                         Maun Infant and Nursery School


Salary/Hourly Rate:       NJE Grade 5 (Point range 15-22)


Actual Pay:                     £24,919 - £28,110 per annum  


We are seeking to appoint an Office Manager to lead the admin and midday supervisor teams in this full-time post, at our warm and welcoming school.  This post presents an ideal opportunity for the right person to build on their existing skills with management responsibility and would suit someone with relevant experience, who is looking for a change and/or to progress in their career.  The role will be varied and busy, so the successful candidate will need to show an ability to work under pressure whilst always maintaining their professionalism, positivity and smile.


Essential to the role will be:

  • Providing administrative support to the headteacher, including in respect of pupil & personnel matters, finance, governance and external agencies
  • Leading the day-to-day management of the school office, admin and midday supervisor teams
  • Day-to-day management of the school’s financial and accounting processes
  • Operating and ensuring the smooth running of the school’s administrative systems
  • Working alongside the Site Manager and headteacher to lead on health and safety management across school


In particular, the successful candidate will need:

  • Skills in communication, organisation, diplomacy, sensitivity
  • To adopt a flexible and adaptive approach to the role, have a positive outlook and be prepared to ‘get stuck in’ to school life as ‘one of the team’
  • To work pro-actively, with accuracy and efficiency
  • To work in line with school policy, with a secure understanding of safeguarding, confidentiality and health and safety


In return we can offer:

  • A strong and positive commitment to on-going professional development
  • Support from all levels within the staff team and governing body
  • A small school feel with a hardworking and dedicated team who are well-motivated to do their best for our children and families
  • A warm and welcoming environment within which all members of the team are valued
  • A sense of humour and laughter, particularly when it’s needed the most!


Working hours will be 8.15am – 4.45pm daily during term-time, with an additional 10 days to be worked flexibly during school holidays throughout the year, as required by the role.


If you are an administrator with experience of working within a busy environment and are interested in joining our team, we would love to hear from you!  Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and actively encouraged – please telephone 01623 860773 or email for an appointment.


Shortlisting is scheduled to take place in the week beginning 20th November, with interviews in the week beginning 27th November 2023.


This post will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and Barred List check, and Disqualification from Caring for Children Regulations (DCCR) disclosure, along with satisfactory references prior to commencement of employment.