Office Manager

Ref: P427

Required as soon as possible

Pontefract Academies Trust is a cross phase Multi Academy Trust comprising of eight schools, six primaries and two 11 – 16 secondary schools. The Trust is a medium sized family of schools all located within a tight geographic hub within Pontefract. Pupils are drawn from the local community that includes a mix of different catchment areas.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, hardworking and committed Office Manager to join Halfpenny Lane Junior, Infant and Nursery School. This candidate will be responsible for providing a first point of contact for school leaders in delivering and co-ordinating activities that support teaching and learning activities. They will also be responsible for overseeing the reception, administration and reprographics service within the school.

This a 37 hours per week, term time plus 5 days per year role, equating to 195 working days per year.

The school can offer:

  • hard-working and highly committed staff who share a common sense of purpose and high expectations of what pupils can achieve
  • a supportive Trust as your employer that are strongly committed to providing high quality CPD and career progression
  • significant opportunities to work in collaboration with colleagues in this school and across the trust
  • the opportunity to work with ambitious and inspirational leaders

We are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic person who:

  • has a friendly manner and can communicate effectively with staff and pupils
  • will make a difference in changing children’s life chances
  • has the skills and abilities to support children of all abilities and personal needs
  • can work effectively as part of a team but can also work independently using their own initiative
  • has the ability to form effective relationships with pupils and parents/carers

As visits are not possible due to Covid-19 restrictions you can contact us to have a pre-arranged telephone call with a member of the senior leadership team. To arrange this, please contact the school via email at

You can access the Trust’s Strategic Plan 2020-22 here:

Completed application forms should be returned by email to no later than 10:00am on Monday 02nd  November 2020.

We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from everyone. The Pontefract Academies Trust is wholly committed to ensuring children and young people are fully supported and safe.  We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and young people whilst promoting their welfare. Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure and pre-employment checks. Successful applicants will also be asked to provide criminal conviction information.

Salary: Grade 6, SCP 12 - 17 (£22,183 - £24,491  per annum full time, reduced to £18,718.75 - £20,666.32 actual salary per annum due to pro rata)
Role Level: Non-Teaching and Support
Location: Halfpenny Lane J, I & N School
Closing Date: Monday 02nd November 10AM
Start Date: As soon as possible
Job Specification: Download
Letter from the CEO: Download
Application Form: Download