Published
May 17, 2024
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Leigh Academy Rainham has a fantastic opportunity to appoint a College Administrator, joining us from September 2024.
Salary
Actual salary £18,984 - £21,321 per annum (£22,072 - £24,789 full-time equivalent), based on experience
Working Pattern
Full-time
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Closing Date
May 28, 2024

Description

Please click here to view our Recruitment Brochure.

Leigh Academy Rainham has a fantastic opportunity to appoint a College Administrator, joining us from September 2024.

Our successful candidate will be pivotal to the smooth running of the small college, providing highly effective support to the School Office and the Senior Leadership Team. Whilst previous experience of working in a school office is desirable, this is not essential as the successful candidate will have the flexibility to turn their hand to any admin-related task in this varied role.

The College Administrator will work closely with the Senior Leadership Team and colleagues, the Local Authority and the wider Trust both confidentially and collaboratively.

The successful candidate will be professional, personable and committed to providing an excellent service and above all else will have a positive work ethic and can-do attitude. Our new team member will also have a passion to work within the education sector; previous experience in a school environment is advantageous.

If you're as excited by this opportunity as we are, we'd love to hear from you!

Essential skills:

  • Excellent organisational and planning skills
  • Outstanding accuracy and attention to detail
  • Demonstrate a high level of initiative
  • Computer literacy in usual office and Google applications
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Committed and enthusiastic
  • Excellent attendance and time-keeping record.

This is a permanent opportunity, working 37 hours per week, term time + 1 week of inset and offers and actual salary of £18,984 - £21,321 per annum (£22,072 - £24,789 full-time equivalent).

If you have any queries regarding the role or the application process, please contact Rachel Cribben (Recruitment Advisor) on rachel.cribben@latrust.org.uk or 01643 412 258.

About Leigh Academy Rainham: In September 2021, we opened our doors to the 180 founding students of our co educational comprehensive school for 11-18 year olds. Already oversubscribed, our new school is firmly set to be a beacon of excellence for secondary education in Medway. The wellbeing and success of each individual child is at the heart of everything and we are driven by the belief that it is our role to ensure all pupils develop an appreciation of the limitless possibilities ahead of them. Every learner is entitled to an enriching, varied and personalised education; delivered through a broad and balanced curriculum that provides challenge, irrespective of need, starting point or background. It is our ambition that in our highly inclusive setting, all our students will flourish, becoming inquiring, compassionate and culturally aware young adults. We will work together to embed the essential skills, knowledge and attributes needed to be highly successful in achieving their own personal goals, as caring members of our community and as leaders in tomorrow’s world.

Our strong learning community works together and shares the value of collaboration; every member of our academy family works together to achieve success, cultivating a strong sense of belonging. Our belief in human-scale education, delivered through our college model, ensures every one of our students is known and valued. Strong pastoral care is at the heart of our academy and we place great importance on building strong partnerships with parents and carers.

Working in a brand new school is a unique opportunity. A flexible approach with a can-do ethos is required, as is drive, grit and boundless enthusiasm. We will be looking to recruit a staff body that  has a multitude of talents to enable us to provide a rich academic and co-curricular offer from the outset and look forward to hearing what additional skills, talents and interests you could bring to a role at the Academy.  A sense of humour is also essential!

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st April 2024, our Trust comprises 32 geographically organised academies (16 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating more than 20,000 students and employing 3,000 talented staff. Nearly 40% of our academies are judged outstanding overall by Ofsted, versus 15% nationally. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North 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 which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates - you can read more about this in our Recruitment Guidance. 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 discriminating 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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