We are looking for a Regional Office Manager to lead on all aspects of office management across a cluster of both new and existing Harris primary academies. This is a new and exciting opportunity created within the central team for an experienced administrator to provide strategic direction, and hands on support and training to a number of academy based office managers. The post holder will have accountability for all primary academy office managers, ensuring that the support staff structure, systems and processes support the effectiveness and efficiency of the Academy. The successful applicant will work with the Commercial & Compliance Director, Primary Director and Academy Principals within the cluster. Your opportunity We are looking for an experienced and motivated individual who can establish and lead the office manager ‘community’ through network meetings, internal communication tools and training, to ensure a robust and effective administration system that will enable our primary academies to operate effectively. Reporting to the Commercial & Compliance Director this role will likely suit an experienced administrative and office manager with a background in school environments. This varied post requires a dynamic and organised individual looking to support and manage office provisions in a primary school environment. Please note, this role requires regular travel and visits to Academy sites. To lead on all aspects of office management across a cluster of existing primary and new primary academies, providing support and training of academy based office managers. • To support the academy based office managers with operational planning, organisation and management of all non-teaching aspects of the school promoting and sustaining, teaching and learning within a high quality environment. As part of Harris, you will join a community of staff dedicated to transforming education in London. What we are looking for At least 2 years’ experience working a school office environment and managing a large team of staff in a variety of different areas • Experience of training staff successfully in a range of duties Educated to degree level or Equivalent • Strong knowledge of Microsoft software packages Knowledge of school Health and Safety legislation • Knowledge of Human Resources Basic knowledge of financial procedures • Knowledge of procurement processes Knowledge of the key principles of staff management NEXT STEPS Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification. For an informal conversation about the position, please contact Tom Webster, Commercial and Compliance Director, on 020 8253 7777. Harris Benefits As part of the Harris Federation, we can offer you a range of benefits, including: • The opportunity to develop and grow your career within the Federation. Performance and loyalty bonus • Pension scheme (LGPS) and access to our Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan, covering a range of health and wellbeing benefits Bicycle Purchase and ICT loans Click here for a full list of Harris benefits. The Harris Federation The Harris Federation is the leading large Multi Academy Trust in the country for both primary and secondary education. We have an established reputation in transforming education in London and an unrivalled track record in achieving success through rapid school improvement. Closing the gap between young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers has always been a core mission of the Harris Federation. We have transformed standards in schools that had, in some cases, failed for generations before joining the Harris Federation. Social mobility is the Holy Grail for the pupils we serve. The key to their futures is a high quality education. We want every child in London to have the best possible education, enabling them to fulfil their potential and decide their own future. We look for motivated support staff who are committed to helping us transform lives and who will share our belief that every child has the potential to do well. Harris academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. In line with our commitments to safeguarding, the Harris Federation uses preferred agencies and is unable to work with any agencies where Terms of Business have not been agreed by both parties prior to an engagement. Harris Federation is fully committed to equality and to valuing diversity as an employer and a provider of education. Click here to view our full equality and diversity statement.