Career Opportunity

Office Manager of Penhale Infants and Newbridge Junior School


Office Manager of Penhale Infants and Newbridge Junior School
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Newbridge Junior School
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Newbridge Junior School
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Please note the school is now shut for the summer so we will be unable to contact candidates until September, if your circumstances change after your application or if you have any queries please contact  

Office Manager

Salary: TSAT Pay Group 5 £29,633 - £35,729 per annum (£26,596.95- £32,068.39 for hours and weeks stated) - Please note this is subject to agreement in line with September 2022 salary increases but the amounts shown are a minimum of what you will earn and if any changes are made they will be increases on the amount shown. 

Hours per week: 37 hours per week, term time + 2 weeks

Contract: Permanent

Closing Date: 05/09/2022

Start Date: September 2022

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We have an exciting opportunity for an Office Manager to join Newbridge Junior School & Penhale Infant School in Portsmouth. The role provides administrative and organisation support to the Headteacher and the Schools.

The school office manager is responsible for overseeing the daily administration of the school office including line managing administrative staff. They are also responsible for all administrative, financial and organisational processes within the school, maintaining confidentiality at all time. 

This is an exciting opportunity to join our school and join our Trust! 

What you will need to succeed: 

For a full list of responsibilities please see the attached JD 

  • Working across both sites, these are busy offices and you will need to have the ability to cope with conflicting demands, deadlines and interruptions. 
  • You will be able to work to tight deadlines in a methodical manner observing confidentiality at all times. 
  • Excellent administration skills, with a high level of efficiency, accuracy and confidentiality 
  • Ability to be flexible 
  • Knowledge and experience of using SIMs to ensure that all information is accurate and up to date 
  • Experience of supervising staff and delegating duties 
  • An ability to work with minimal supervision and direction as well as multi task and use initiative 
  • Previous experience of working in a school or other education environment is essential 

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust is a family of schools consisting of both primary and secondary schools across Kent, Hampshire and Plymouth. 

We believe that every young person in our community deserves to have the best opportunities at life regardless of their individual circumstances.

Education is the key to transforming life chances and we support and develop every member of our community to:

    Think about their Thinking Be their Best self Shape their Success
In this way we transform life chances

Click Here To view our Trust video to gain an insight into The Thinking Schools Academy Trust


What our Trust will offer you:

  • The opportunity to work with and support happy and well-behaved children who are excited about learning and work with parents who are supportive of our school values and ethos. 
  • Vast support network from senior leaders within the school and our trust
  • Outstanding CPD tailored to you, wherever you are in your career
  • A 24/7 employee assistance programme which provides counselling and support / advice on a wide array of areas

What you need to do now:

If you are interested in working at our small and friendly school, benefitting from a supportive network of colleagues across our Trust, and are keen to progress your career then please apply today!

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found.

To arrange an informal telephone conversation please contact Sarah Arthur on

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


The following documents are available relating to this vacancy:

NBJ PEN JOB DESCRIPTION - AdminOffice -Office Manager -Primary.pdf


Please note that applications are submitted through our recruitment provider Jane Systems via