Staff Vacancies

Plymouth Academy of Creative Arts, Reach South Academy Trust is seeking to appoint an exceptional Office Manager to start as soon as possible.

Post: Office Manager

Location: Plymouth Academy of Creative Arts, 22 Millbay Road, Millbay, PL1 3EG

Salary Range: Grade E, £22,911 rising to a maximum of £25,295 per annum, subject to experience.

Hours/Contract: 37 hours a week, 40 weeks per annum, Permanent, Term-time contract.

The Role:

A highly motivated Office Manager is sought for Plymouth Academy of Creative Arts. The role offers variety, challenge and responsibility, working with the Executive Business Manager and the Senior Leadership Team of the School. The position would suit someone who is able to multi task and work accurately and efficiently under pressure in a fast changing environment.

The Person:

The successful candidate will have excellent organisation and administrative skills and be able to communicate effectively. You will be qualified to NVQ Level 4 in Business Administration or have the equivalent experience. Duties include: managing a business school office including a team of administrators, being the key point of contact for all staff, implementing and maintaining new office systems, preparing documents, taking minutes, handling correspondence and dealing with sensitive and confidential issues. Training will be available for key duties.

School Background:

Plymouth School of Creative Arts is a 3 -16 mainstream, city centre, all-through school sponsored by Plymouth College of Art. We opened our Primary phase in September 2013, and our Secondary phase in September 2014.

Our initial intake comprised 94 students (Reception and Year One). We now have over 900 students in the school, from Preschool to Year 11.

Trust Background:

Reach South is a young and developing Trust which operates across the South West of England with the aim of delivering all through 3-19 education. We operate 14 academies in Plymouth, Bournemouth, Dorset and Wiltshire.

We are building this Trust on a clear set of values, behaviours and curriculum principles. At the heart of those values and principles is a belief in our young people and a determination to support them to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to become the successful citizens for today and all of their tomorrows. Our vision is to enable individual academies to flourish with curriculum autonomy, within a consistent framework of a metacognition focused pedagogy. We are committed to collaboration with other schools, MATs, colleges, Local Authorities, employers and Government to bring the widest benefit to young people and our staff.

Our core business is delivering exceptional education for children and young people with a mission to help all pupils aspire to achieve beyond the expectations that others put on them. We do this through the development of a talented and committed work force. In order to deliver

exceptional opportunities for learning, we need highly motivated staff across all parts of the organisation.

The Next Steps:

So if you think this role may be for you and want to be involved at this exciting time in our development, please get in touch by calling Rebecca Warner, HR Business Partner on 07592 327825 or by email at

Closing Date: Sunday 28 June 2020 at midnight

Interview Date: Monday 6 July 2020 – Please note due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, interviews may take place online.

To Apply: Please visit our website, register and apply online at

Opportunities and Benefits:

We offer a competitive salary plus LGPS pension, great career progression and development opportunities.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Each post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Reach South Academy Trust has an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring section of the application before submitting.

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