Job Details

School Administration Manager

Location: The Tower School, Epping, Essex

Salary: Up to £22,000 dependent on experience

Hours: 37.5 hours per week - 0730-1530, Monday-Friday

Contract: Permanent, Term Time only plus 10 additional days per year (by mutual agreement with the headteacher)

About the School:

The Tower School is a small, new, independent, special day School for pupils aged 11-18 (opened in April 2021) who have a primary diagnosis of Autism.

Our dedicated team, work together to ensure successful outcomes for pupils in terms of personal identity, independence and employability through a bespoke curriculum.

The school currently has 17 pupils on roll and will grow to a maximum capacity of 62 pupils over the next 18 months. The Tower School is located on Epping High Road within easy access of J26 of the M25 and Junction 5 of the M11.

Epping is a lovely market town in Essex and just 17 miles (30 km) from the centre of London. It is surrounded by Epping Forest and the River Roding and River Lea valleys.

The school is just a 10-minute walk from Epping station on the London Underground’s central line which will have you in London’s West End in under 50 minutes.

The Tower School is part of a divisional brand – Options Autism.

About the Group:

Options Autism is part of the Outcomes First Group and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

We provide Education and Care across a number of schools and residential homes nationally. Our specialist SEN provision, coupled with our expertise within residential care means we offer thousands of vulnerable children across the UK a holistic, wraparound care, residential and education service, empowering them with everything they need to flourish. It is by no accident that 94% of our schools and homes are rated as Outstanding or Good.

We welcome staff who share our commitment to help children experience better days and better lives. Through ongoing development and training, we ensure our staff are well prepared for their jobs and given every opportunity to extend their skills. About the Role: We are seeking to appoint a flexible and efficient School Administration Manager.

The post covers all aspects of school administration including clerical, financial and human resources responsibilities. Our central services team also support with all aspects of HR, Finance and IT. The School Administration Manager will also line manage the school receptionist.

What we can offer you:

• A commitment to support you in developing new skills through a wide range of professional development opportunities and experiences including the opportunity to train as a school business manager and / or examinations officer if desired and training about autism.

• The opportunity to make a huge contribution to the education and lives of our pupils.

• A friendly and inclusive working environment

Who are we looking for?

As the School Administration Manager, you will be joining a great team and will work closely with the Headteacher. The students that attend this school will all have special educational needs with a diagnosis of Autism, so you will need to be patient, empathetic and resilient whilst providing professional and effective administration to the School.

You will often be the first point of contact for parents, pupils, stakeholders, contractors and visitors – in fact, the face of The Tower School! You will be enthusiastic, able to work effectively as part of a team as well as working alone and dedicated to making a difference to improving the lives of the young people that we support. The successful candidate will be likely to come from a strong administration background and ideally with some experience within a school setting.

Why work for us:

• Social activities

• "Your Wellbeing Matters"

• Employee Rewards Hub

• Pension

• No two days are ever the same

• Be part of a fantastic team who work hard together and support each other

• Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference

• Continuous professional development and training for a clear career path

This role is due to start in early January 2022 or sooner. If you have any further queries regarding the role, please contact the Headteacher More information about the school can be found at

Options Autism are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced DBS Check. . We expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best outcome possible for everybody in our care. A full application form must be completed with all employment dates accurate and gaps in employment accounted for.