Office Manager


Newcastle Bridges School, Drayton Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 3RU

Office Manager

Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise



Full time - term time plus specified days

£28371 - £31099 (£24,879.00 to £27,271.00 pro rata)

This school has Academy status and is part of the Prosper Multi Academy Trust; the employer will be the Multi Academy Trust.

Newcastle Bridges School

Drayton Road

Newcastle upon Tyne


37 hours per week - Term Time Only plus 10 training days

Prosper Learning Trust are looking to appoint a suitably qualified and highly motivated professional to the post of Office Manager, to the busy office at Newcastle Bridges School (based at the Kenton site), commencing on 17th April 2023.

Newcastle Bridges School provides excellent educational opportunities to pupils whose education has been interrupted by mental or physical ill-health or school phobia. We seek to support each pupil’s access to a full-time, broad and balanced education appropriate to their potential and their educational needs and encourage reintegration into mainstream whenever relevant. Newcastle Bridges School was judged by Ofsted to be ‘outstanding’ (May 2022).

The school is multi-site, and includes providing education into five NHS provisions. The successful candidate will act as line manager for the administrative staff across all provisions of the school. The school office is open from 8.00 am to 4.00 pm and the successful candidate will be expected to ensure the office is covered across these times.

The successful candidate will be an experienced administrator who is proactive and highly organised in their work. For this post excellent inter-personal skills are essential, with the ability to work under pressure and manage time effectively including supporting others within the team. The ideal candidate will be expected to organise and supervise the administrative systems within the school and contribute to the planning, development and monitoring of support services.

The successful candidate will:

• Be expected to demonstrate flexibility and be available to work additional hours to accommodate occasional evening and special events e.g. CPD sessions, meetings

• Be creative and able to problem solve

• Be able to plan for and implement new initiatives

• Have proven skills at managing systems

• Be experienced in school administration and resource management

• Have the ability to manage their time effectively, use initiative and be professional with a flexible attitude

The Trust offers the successful candidate:

• A friendly and supportive team of staff who are willing to share expertise and learn from one another

• A supportive Trust, Trustees and Governors

• Further professional development appropriate to the role

• The option to join the Local Government Pension Scheme

We would like to hear from those candidates who feel that they can demonstrate the characteristics and skills we are looking for and hold the relevant qualifications to meet the demands of this post.

Prosper Learning Trust was established in January 2018 with Newcastle Bridges School and Mary Astell Academy. Thomas Bewick School joined the Trust in April 2019, Harry Watts Academy in September 2020 and Gilbert Ward Academy will open in September 2023. We are striving to build further collaboration across the academies and grow as a multi-academy trust, whilst continuing to strengthen our relationships with schools outside the MAT for the benefit of our pupils.

Prosper Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and anyone applying to work within the Trust is expected to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. If you are invited for interview, you will be required to disclose convictions that would not be filtered, prior to the date of the interview. Certain spent convictions and cautions will be ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed. Full details on protected convictions and information about which convictions must be declared during job applications can be found on the Ministry of Justice website. You will be asked for further information about your criminal history during the recruitment process. If your application is successful, this self-disclosure information will be checked against information from the Disclosure and Barring Service before your appointment is confirmed. This role will include Regulated Activities and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure is required for this post. Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.

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Closing date: 12th February 2023

Anticipated interview date: 1st March 2023

If you have not heard from us by 1st March 2023 please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

For an informal discussion about this post please contact Jennifer McCreery (Trust Operations Manager) on 0191 605 3899 (option 4).

Please note: We can only accept CVs when accompanied by a fully completed application form.


Closing date:

12 February 2023

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