Office Manager – Permanent

  • Contract type - Support terms and condition, 37 hrs per week, Term Time + 4 weeks
  • Salary range - Level 4. SCP 18 - SCP 25. £23,538 pa - £28,138 pa
  • Location - Bradford - Co-op Academy Grange
  • Closing date - March 31, 2022

Based in Bradford, West Yorkshire we’re looking for an Office Manager to ensure that all aspects of the Business Team administrative support operates efficiently, effectively, professionally and proactively across our two Academies (Co-op Academy Grange, Co-op Academy Southfield and the Pathfinder Vocational Centre).

Reporting to the Business Manager as the Office Manager you’ll have overall management of the support staff associated with the delivery of the administrative service to ensure the delivery of a professional customer focussed service is provided at all times in a fast-paced busy environment.

As well as possessing the right skills and experience you’ll lead the administrative service and be able to build strong working relationships with and influence others. Educated to GCSE Maths and English at Grade 3 or above or equivalent is essential as is a current First Aid Certificate (or will be required to undertake on commencement). Business / management orientated degree or professional qualification ie. Level 4 Diploma in School Business Management would be desirable.

If you have experience of leading staff and undertaking supervisions, performance management, training, mentoring and handling grievance issues coupled with excellent organisational and time management skills we’d like to hear from you.

For further detailed information regarding this opportunity please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification.

Co-op Academies Trust aims to provide an outstanding education for all our learners, founded on co-operative values, at the heart of the community. It is responsible for twenty-nine academies in Leeds, Wirral, Manchester and Stoke-on-Trent with the Co-op acting as the sponsor

You’ll join a talented staff team and a successful partnership of schools which is committed to raising the educational ambitions of the communities it serves. As part of the Trust we can offer successful candidates a huge variety of opportunities for development and progression across all phases.

For further detailed information please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification.

To Apply:

The Co-op Academies Trust operates blind shortlisting as part of its recruitment process to ensure a fair and rigorous process. To Apply please complete Application Form PART A and Application Form PART B and email them to:

 What we offer:

  • Excellent opportunities for personal and career development within the Co-op Academies Trust
  • Employee benefits such as retail discounts, reduced gym membership, cycle to work scheme and much more
  • Free access to a confidential 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme
  • Effective, supportive and dynamic leadership
  • A superb, school building with a flexible and creative ICT rich working environment.
  • Enthusiastic students who are keen to make good progress
  • Welcoming, friendly, supportive, effective and efficient professional/Continuing professional development

Co-op Academies Trust is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage or civil partnerships.

Co-op Academies Trust as an aware employer is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults as its number one priority. This commitment to robust recruitment, selection and induction procedures extends to organisations and services linked to the Trust on its behalf. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We value variety and individual differences, and aim to create a culture, environment and practices at all levels which encompass acceptance, respect and inclusion. All our colleagues are expected to demonstrate a commitment to co-operative values and principles, and the Ways of Being Co-op.



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