Head of Stationary

Salary information: Paid in pencils
Start date: September '23
Location: Stratford, London
Contract type: Permanent, Full time

Are you a detail-oriented, organized, and enthusiastic individual with a passion for providing the best stationary solutions to a vibrant educational community? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you! We are currently seeking a Head of Stationery to join our dynamic school team and lead our stationary department to new heights.


  1. Procurement and Inventory Management: Oversee the selection, purchase, and inventory management of all stationary items required for the school, ensuring adequate supplies are available at all times.
  2. Vendor Management: Establish and maintain strong relationships with vendors, negotiate favorable terms, and strive for cost-effective solutions without compromising on quality.
  3. Budgeting: Develop and manage the department’s budget, keeping track of expenses and optimizing spending while adhering to financial guidelines.
  4. Quality Control: Ensure that all stationary items meet the school’s quality standards and specifications, and regularly assess the performance and reliability of vendors.
  5. Team Leadership: Lead and supervise a team of stationary department staff, providing guidance, coaching, and feedback to ensure a smooth workflow and excellent customer service.
  6. Product Innovation: Stay informed about the latest stationary trends and innovations to introduce creative and relevant products to enrich the learning environment.
  7. Compliance and Policies: Ensure adherence to school policies and procedures related to procurement, financial management, and sustainability practices.
  8. Events Support: Collaborate with teachers and administrative staff to provide timely and accurate stationary support for school events, exhibitions, and projects.
  9. Environmental Sustainability: Advocate for sustainable practices in stationary procurement, encouraging the use of eco-friendly materials and reducing waste.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, or a related field.
  • Proven experience in procurement, inventory management, or a relevant field, preferably within an educational setting.
  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills to handle multiple demands in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent communication and leadership abilities to effectively manage a team and collaborate with various stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of stationary products and industry trends.
  • Familiarity with budget management and cost control principles.
  • Commitment to environmental sustainability practices.
  • Proficiency in computer software, including Microsoft Office and inventory management tools.

If you are ready to make a significant impact on the educational experience of our students through an efficiently managed and innovative stationary department, we invite you to apply. Join our passionate team and be a part of our mission to provide the best resources for our students’ growth and success.

How to apply

To apply, please submit your application using the link below, detailing your relevant experience and why you are the perfect fit for the role. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Closing date

September 6, 2023




We value a culture which supports and develops all our people, where people come, stay and flourish.

The qualities we look for in our staff are reflected in our values and we look for people who are passionate about our mission and are keen to collaborate to ensure the best possible outcome for our students, families and communities.

We look to create an enabling, engaging, psychologically safe and collaborative culture and look to recruit staff of all levels and backgrounds.


Staff wellbeing is at the heart of our values

We are proud to offer family friendly policies including flexible working, shared parental and adoption leave plus a maternity return to work programme

We are passionate about supporting our staff through our Menopause policy

We offer 26 days annual leave for our full time staff which rises to 28 days after 3 years of service and 31 days after 5 years’ service

Free 24/7 counselling, legal and information line

Online Healthy living and financial support portal

Lifestyle discounts to High Street shops, restaurants etc

Free online monthly Yoga classes

Free Flu vaccinations (if you are not eligible via the NHS)


We believe passionately about high quality CPD

Access to Big Education leadership courses Big 8 and Big Leadership Adventure

Access to our CPD hub for online courses

We support external study routes linked to your role

All staff annual Inset day

We are proud to be a London living wage employer

Health & Financial Wellbeing

Reducing financial stress

You’re entitled to the scheme from day one, helping you plan for the future

  • Big Education contributes to your pension
  • Tax efficient savings
  • Protection for your family
  • Flexible retirement

Electric car scheme, to help reduce our carbon footprint

Cycle to work scheme

Interest free travel season ticket loan

My Gym and My Active discount schemes

Technology IT scheme

Free mindfulness Headspace app

Free Will writing

Staff Discounts

Values in action

Passionate about our commitment to Climate & Sustainability

We encourage both pupils and staff to think about the environment and how their actions will impact upon their local surroundings, as well as the global environment.

Workplace Diversity and Inclusion

We create a working environment in which all individuals are able to make best use of their skills, free from discrimination or harassment, and in which all decisions are based on merit.

We are committed to supporting our staff and applicants to be their authentic selves in the workplace without judgement and ensuring that diverse communities are celebrated.

Community Engagement

Join us in making a positive impact on society through our school community engagement initiatives. Check out our school websites and socials for details!