Administrative Manager

Woodford School Lusaka

Administrative Manager

Administration – Kabulonga, Lusaka


Woodford School Lusaka is a beautiful purpose built and co‐education private school operating in Lusaka`s Kabulonga area. Our education service provides a 21st century learning experience to learners starting from Nursery up to Grade seven (7).

The school has rapidly grown to be one of the most respected names in the Zambian education sector serving the Lusaka community with a consistent record of outstanding academic achievement for examination classes.

Woodford School`s philosophy for education is built upon intrinsic African values of inclusivity, nurturing the high aspirations of every child, and the holistic development of all learners. ‘imiti ikula empanga’ is Woodford School`s motto, and this belief permeates through every aspect of life at our school. We aim to provide an enriching learning environment that empowers learners with appropriate skills, knowledge and understanding of a fast‐changing world.

Woodford School Lusaka is a part of Rhodes Park Schools Group, a leading provider of private education in Zambia. Our schools enjoy membership to Independent Schools Association of Zambia (ISAZ) which provides excellent opportunities for professional growth in the education sector.

Reporting to General Manager, the Administrative Manager is the head of the Administrative department, and is responsible for managing administrative support services including budgeting & cost management, project management, procurement, regulatory compliance, property and fleet management.


  •  Managing administrative staff, ensuring effective scheduling, planning, monitoring, and controlling of their assigned tasks and delivery deadlines
  • Maintaining the administration workflow whilst implementing cost reductions
  • Developing and revising administrative systems, policies and procedures
  • Spearhead compliance to Company policies, legal, safety, health, and regulatory requirements
  • Oversee the management of security and safety across the Company
  • Ensure effective systems for managing School property, facilities and fleet
  • Overseeing procurement of goods and services, and manage vender relationships
  • Manage stores for effective safekeeping of various inventories and equipment, and ensure the efficient storage and distribution of storable items
  • Promote a culture of continuous improvement across your department
  • Ensure subordinates are continuously availed with regular training to achieve service excellence
  • Provide the Executive Management Team with timely and appropriate administrative reports
  • Participate in recruitment and onboarding training of administrative personnel
  • Coordinate effective filing of records and documents in the department for easy retrieval and reference
  • Spearhead performance management of all staff under the department
  • Spearheading project management of various construction projects
  • In collaboration with other line managers, coordinate the planning and execution of School events & functions, educational trips, and staff travel
  • Manage independent contractors including engaging and drafting service contracts
  • Develop and implement standard operating procedures in administrative operations and activities
  • Manage insurance policies for health, funeral, motor vehicle amongst others
  • Formulate and Coordinate overall budget & reviews for your department, and participate in overall budgeting of various Company programs and projects in timely manner for consolidation into whole Company budget
  • Any other duties that fall within the realms of this position


  • Full Grade 12 certificate with 5 Credits or better
  • First degree in Business Administration, Economics or any other business major, with at least 2 years’ experience in managerial or supervisory position.
  • In-depth understanding of office management procedures and departmental and legal policies
  • Must be Familiar with financial and facilities management principles Strong critical thinking, problem-solving and supervisory skills;Excellent written and verbal English skills;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.


If you believe you meet these terms, forward your CV and copy of professional qualifications to

Sunday, 19th May, 2024.

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