Published
September 27, 2021
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Short Summary
Leigh Academies Trust have a truly exciting opportunity to appoint a Business Administrator (Apprenticeship) to work at our Head Office based in Strood
Salary
£10,000 per annum
Working Pattern
Full time: 37 hours per week
Closing Date
October 28, 2021

Description

Are you a conscientious and hard-working individual? Do you work with a high level of professionalism in everything that you do? Are you keen to join a highly successful and inspirational company?

Leigh Academies Trust have a truly exciting opportunity to appoint a Business Administrator (Apprenticeship) to work at our Head Office based in Strood, with an immediate start. We are a medium sized multi-academy trust with academies located across Kent and South East London, currently comprised of 31 academies and continuing to expand in years to come.

As Business Administrator, you will be the ‘face’ of Leigh Academies Trust – you’ll be the first point of contact for many members of Leigh Academies Trust and external stakeholders. Applicants should be professional, personable and committed to providing an excellent service on behalf of Leigh Academies Trust, and above all else our appointed candidate will have a positive work ethic and can-do attitude. If you're as excited by this opportunity as we are, we'd love to hear from you!

The vast majority of services that we provide are operated ‘in-house’ including HR, Finance, Estates, IT and Executive Support. The Business Administrator position is pivotal to the smooth running of our central office and our appointed candidate will embark on an Apprenticeship course, gaining a nationally recognised Level 3 qualification during their time in post. The role will include occassional work on the Reception front desk, as and when required.

Apprenticeship Summary:

Annual wage:  £10,000 per annum
Holiday allowance: 25 days per annum plus bank holidays
Working week: Monday - Thursday, 8.00am – 4.30pm / Friday, 08:00 - 4.00pm
Total hours per week: 37 (including the 20% training element of the Apprenticeship)
Apprenticeship duration: Approx.18 months
Anticipated start date: Immediate start
Apprenticeship level: Advanced Level Apprenticeship (Level 3)
Apprenticeship standard: Business & Administration
Positions: 1 available
Desired entry qualifications: GCSE grade C/4 or above in Maths, English and ICT

Please be aware that applicants that already have a Level 3 qualification in Business Administration / an equivalent to will not be eligible for this position.

Future prospects: This apprenticeship could be the start of a very promising and career within the wider business and administration remit. We have every intention to offer a permanent contract following successful performance and completion of the Level 3 course with future opportunities to extend your training with a higher level Apprenticeship programme. We offer in-house Continuing Professional Development and you’ll be part of a highly experienced and efficient Executive Team – you’ll be learning from the very best!

Essential skills:

  • GCSE grade C/4 or above in Maths, English
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills with outstanding attention to detail
  • Demonstrate a high level of initiative
  • Computer literacy in usual office applications
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Committed and enthusiastic
  • Excellent attendance and time-keeping record

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2021, our Trust will comprise 31 geographically organised academies (15 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating 20,000 students, and employing 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.

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