Permanent role. 35 hours per week/41 weeks per year
Monday to Friday 8.30am-4.00pm with a 30 minute unpaid break.
We have an exciting opportunity for an Office Manager to join the team at Fox Grove School. Fox Grove School prepares each pupil with the skills & knowledge they need to progress independently to the next phase of their educational journey. Recognising staff well-being must be at the heart of our school, so staff can best support our pupils to progress.Fox Grove School is a special school in Leatherhead, Surrey for children and young people with Complex Communication & Interaction Needs.
Fox Grove School promotes values of safety, belonging, connection and trust. When the whole school community lives by these values; it enables us to provide the best quality universal, targeted and specialist support for all pupils and their families. With the right support in place, every pupil can access a broad & balanced creative curriculum.
The successful candidate will work alongside the principal and a great team of office staff to support the pupils and school staff by:
· Ensuring the protection and safety of pupils and staff through effective approaches to safeguarding
· Ensuring the school’ works effectively in partnership with parents, carers and professionals
· Overseeing systems, processes and policies that enable the school to operate effectively and efficiently
· Ensuring all staff have access to high-quality, sustained professional development opportunities, aligned to balance the priorities of whole-school improvement
Fox Grove is part of The Howard Partnership Trust (THPT), a family of schools who work together to use and share a wide range of expertise and services. Fox Grove will support your professional development to become successful staff members.
Early applications are encouraged. We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date of this advertisement.
You will be required to have basic numeracy and literacy e.g through GCSE qualification in English and Maths or equivalent, or able to evidence ability at an equivalent level.
Values and Behaviours We are a values-based organisation and seek to recruit individuals who can demonstrate our values. Our values will be assessed through the selection process, so we ask all applicants when providing their supporting statement to also incorporate not only how they meet the essential criteria for the role but to also demonstrate our values.
Our values are:
Integrity - displaying honesty and having strong moral principles
Partnership - working together and taking collective ownership to achieve the same goals
Advocacy - working hard on behalf of others to maximise their success
Resilience - finding success again after something difficult or negative has happened
Compassion - displaying empathy towards and a desire to help others
Aspiration - aiming high to achieve success
Please ensure your supporting statement reflects our Values
SAFEGUARDING AND FURTHER INFORMATION
The successful candidate will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
The Howard Partnership Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Due to the nature of this role, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure to be undertaken. In making your application, it is essential you disclose whether you have any pending charges, convictions, bind-overs or cautions and, if so, for which offences. This post will be exempt from the provisions of Section 4 (2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Therefore, applicants are not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are ‘spent’ under the provision of the Act, and, in the event of the employment being taken up; any failure to disclose such convictions will result in dismissal or disciplinary action. The fact that a pending charge, conviction, bind-over or caution has been recorded against you will not necessarily debar you from consideration for this appointment.
Fox Grove School 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 particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.