About the role: We are seeking an experienced, computer literate Administrator with excellent organisational skills to join our team, starting as soon as possible. You will be responsible for the provision of high-quality administration to the Inclusion and Safeguarding Teams. This will include taking accurate minutes of Safeguarding and Child Protection meetings, maintaining confidentiality and sensitivity.
To be successful the candidate will need to have:
- Level 2 qualifications in English and Maths.
- Good organisational skills.
- The ability to work to deadlines.
- Previous experience in an administrative role.
- Previous experience in a similar role in a school would be desirable.
Other duties to be carried out by our appointed candidate include answering internal and external calls for the Academy, dealing effectively and professionally with callers at all levels, process messages to staff and students via voicemail, written communication, email, or if necessary to personally deliver urgent messages to staff/students. Therefore, candidates need to be organised and hardworking as this is a busy role within the academy.
This is a permanent opportunity offering and actual salary of £18,418 based on 35 hours per week, Term Time only.
Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1 September 2021, our Trust comprises 31 geographically organised academies (15 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating 20,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training organisations, a large teaching school hub and is an accredited apprenticeship provider.
As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.
Our commitment to safeguarding: Leigh Academies Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process across all academies and business units. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.
Our commitment to equality and diversity: As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals, we all bring something unique to the role regardless of any protected characteristics which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise. We are committed to providing equality and fairness throughout our recruitment and employment practices and not to discriminate on any grounds.
Based on the quality and quantity of applications received, Leigh Academies Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy sooner than the specified closing date. Applicants will be notified of this where possible. Therefore, early applications are encouraged.