Vacancy: Administration & Office Manager (October 2021)

Castle Mead School
Job reference
Closing date
Applications will close when a successful candidate is appointed
Interview date
Candidates will be invited to interview on receipt of application
Start date
As soon as possible
Contract type
Grade F9, £20,903 (£10.83) pro rata for 46.95 weeks per year
36 hours Monday to Friday, Term time plus some working weeks in school holidays
Role overview
Castle Mead school is a vibrant, growing primary school in the heart of East Trowbridge. Rated ‘Good’ at its last Ofsted inspection, the school continues to go from strength to strength under the new leadership of Mrs Emma Larkham, with two form entry, an onsite Nursery and Complex Needs Resource Base.
Mrs Larkham and her Business Services Team are recruiting for an Administration and Office Manager to join their dedicated, passionate team as soon as possible. The school office is a fast-paced, dynamic environment and offers a position where no two days are the same. it provides a fantastic opportunity to get to know the children, families and staff of the school, and work within a wider Trust Business Services Team to develop and share your Business Services skills.
Applications will be reviewed on receipt, and candidates invited to interview until the post is filled, so please get in touch with us as soon as you can if you are:
• Committed to our vision of providing Inspirational Learning for All
• Aware of the importance of confidentiality and safeguarding of children
• Experienced in working in a busy office environment
• An excellent communicator with both parents children and staff
• Confident with the use of Microsoft Office (and ideally have some experience of updating and maintaining website content)
• Confident in the use of SIMs or other MIS
• Highly organised and can work under pressure to meet deadlines
• Able to form positive relationships and be part of a friendly, dedicated business services team
• Flexible and adaptable with a strong commitment to teamwork
• Energetic and enthusiastic with a good sense of humour
Other information
Unfortunately we are currently unable to support visits, but the Candidate Brief on the right will give you a real ‘feel’ for our ethos, vision and values. If you’ve got questions after reading the document, please email

Candidate Briefing Pack >

Application Form >

Equality & Diversity Form >

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All applicants will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check before appointment is confirmed.

What we offer

We recognise the value and contribution every member of our staff makes to our schools, and in return for their dedication and commitment we provide:

  • An excellent working environment, with access to all the resources you will need to create exceptional learning opportunities
  • Opportunities to work and plan collaboratively with experienced colleagues from across The Trust
  • Warm, enthusiastic and friendly children who are keen to learn and deserve the best
  • A clear vision with purpose and values that are supported by all our staff
  • A commitment to high quality professional development and career progression
  • A basic Zoom account
  • The opportunity to increase your skills and knowledge through a National College training account, where you can access thousands of training courses online for free, whenever you want them
  • A buddy for all of our new staff, who provide support for as long as is needed to help our starters become a part of the Mead family as quickly as possible
  • Access to a comprehensive staff portal, to make it quick and easy to get to everything you need in one place