Office Manager

The Local Academy Council of Little Aston Primary Academy are looking to appoint an Office Manager (including Health & Safety)

Salary/Hours: Gross Salary of £24,634 for Grade 7 (SCP 15) Term Time + 5 INSET Days + 5 additional days during school closure period

Contract Type: Full time (37hrs)/Permanent

Required for: September 2024 (or earlier)

Thank you for your interest in the role of Office Manager at Little Aston Primary Academy, part of the Staffordshire University Academy Trust. Little Aston is a one-form primary school, located in Little Aston on the edge of Sutton Coldfield.

We are seeking to appoint an experienced, enthusiastic, hardworking, caring and friendly School Office Manager to join our school. You will have excellent administration skills, be people centred, and able to lead and work within a team. This is a pivotal administration role which requires the highest level of confidentiality, communication, and organisational skills, coupled with the ability to effectively use various Payroll and HR processes and Management Information Systems. You will also need an understanding of financial administration including invoice processing.

We can offer you:

  • An experienced Trust Leadership Team and Headteacher that invests in staff development and will offer guidance, support and coaching
  • An established Central Services Team who support schools and wider colleagues
  • A dedicated, motivated and hard-working staff
  • A supportive, well-informed Board of Governors
  • A school where wellbeing of all is a priority
  • Opportunities to visit other organisations for professional learning
  • A role which has the opportunity to make a real difference whilst having fun


The successful candidate will have:

  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to multitask
  • A warm and empathetic manner
  • The ability to communicate effectively with others
  • The ability to use their initiative, be flexible and ensure children are safe and happy
  • The ability to prioritise tasks and consistently work to deadlines
  • Experience in working in an administrative position in an office environment
  • To have a sound understanding of a range of ICT systems or be confident in using other ICT packages
  • To have the confidence and experience in handling confidential situations and information
  • Above all, you will have a positive nature, be hard-working and possess a good sense of humour – all necessary for working in schools!

If you are seeking a new opportunity, as part of a passionate and dedicated school team, this could be the role for you.
Visits to school are welcomed. Please email or call
(01217949350) to arrange an appointment.

We look forward to receiving your application. This can be downloaded below along with other supporting documents, which should be used to support your letter of application. Please send completed applications for this post to

Closing date: 12.00pm Friday 12th July 2024.
Interviews to be arranged.

This position is subject to a criminal records check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) which will require you to disclose details of all unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions as part of the recruitment process. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a self-declaration of their criminal record and other relevant safeguarding information that may make them unsuitable to work with children. It is an offence to apply for this position if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity. A copy of the school’s Safeguarding Policy can be viewed here.