Job Details

Job title:          Office Manager

Hours:              37.5 hours per week ; Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm

Salary:             £28,000 per annum

Contract:         Permanent

Location:         Closeburn; Dumfriesshire

If you really want to make your mark in a rapidly growing business that is committed to improving the lives of children and young people, we have the role for you!

We now have a fantastic opportunity for an Office Manager to join our team at Closeburn House. 

About Us

Closeburn House is located in beautiful rural location in Dumfriesshire, South West Scotland yet close to principal towns and villages that offer a wealth of interest and beauty - all of which are utilised through 24 hour learning opportunities where appropriate.

Closeburn House is pleased to announce that it has received an Accredited Award from the Autism Accreditation Awards Committee.

Acorn Education & Care is the UK’s leading independent provider of specialist education and residential care for vulnerable children and young people. As part of Outcomes First Group we are leading our sector in setting and delivering new approaches that provide measurable outcomes for those in our care.

About the Role:

As the Office Manager, you will assist with the strategic day-to-day running of the facility; this will include assisting with finance, IT, infrastructure and maintenance along with helping the Manager with the growth plans for the Residential Home and School. You will make decisions focused in a way that maximises children’s achievement and ability to develop. This is a great opportunity for someone who is calm, organised and resilient and who wants to help to make a difference to children with varied and complex needs. Your work will be challenging and rewarding in equal measure and you will be working in a residential home where we maintain a strong safeguarding culture, where children are listened to, respected and involved in as many decisions as possible..

Whilst previous experience would be desirable, excellent organisational skills and the right motivation, personal qualities and levels of resilience are just as important.

You will also have the opportunity to manage and develop a number of residential support staff such as Administrators, Catering Manager and Maintenance manager and so a strong sense of Leadership would be essential.

Why join us?

We offer a friendly and inclusive working environment and the chance to be part of a fantastic multidisciplinary team, who work hard and support each other to deliver personalised, bespoke education & care. Our benefits package includes free parking, shopping discounts and cashback via our ‘Rewards Hub’, and access to content on mindfulness, fitness, recipes and much more as part of our ‘Your Wellbeing Matters’ programme.

As well as opportunities for internal promotion, you will have access to high-quality Continuing Professional Development to help pursue your own personal goals. We also offer accredited training programmes including Diplomas and NVQs, supplemented by ongoing learning opportunities.

Ultimately, all of our roles give you the opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference.

Acorn Education and Care is part of Outcomes First Group. We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully Enhanced DBS.