February 16, 2023
Job Type
Short Summary
Reporting to the CFO, Leigh Academies Trust is seeking an enthusiastic and dynamic leader with significant apprenticeship experience
£47,718 per annum
Working Pattern
37 hours per week, full year
Closing Date
March 27, 2023


Founded in 2019, LAT Apprenticeships is an employer provider of excellent quality apprenticeships and is part of Leigh Academies Trust. Its focus is to deliver quality apprenticeships to both internal staff and external organisations across Kent and South-East London. LAT Apprenticeships has rapidly grown with excellent relationships being built across a variety of sectors.

Reporting to the CFO, Leigh Academies Trust is seeking an enthusiastic and dynamic leader with significant apprenticeship experience to lead the trust strategy related to all of LAT’s apprenticeship and Kick-Start programmes. The successful candidate will lead a team in the planning, development, promotion and delivery of high-quality provisions to meet industry/employer needs and requirements. They will also ensure that programmes inspire, motivate and engage all learners to achieve and progress beyond their expectations. These programmes will support the achievement of the Trust’s vision, mission and values.

The post holder will drive the delivery of quality employer engagement and partnership to impact on the learners’ experiences, enhance employability, deliver regional engagement and enhance apprenticeship recruitment and development. The Head of Apprenticeships will be required to represent the Trust externally and actively develop and influence local and national networks, partnerships, strategic alliances and business relationships. In addition, the post holder will develop and maintain policies, procedures, strategies and plans to ensure high quality teaching, learning and assessment is delivered across the portfolio of apprenticeships.

If you have any questions in regards to this opportunity, please contact Holly Neve (Recruitment Advisor) on or 01634 412 263.

​​​​​​​Note that whilst the position is offered on a maternity cover basis initially of up to one year, every effort will be made to offer a substantive position thereafter, either at LAT Apprenticeships or within the wider family of academies across Leigh Academies Trust. The central Recruitment Team will keep in touch with you throughout your contract to discuss options available to you.

Working with us at LAT Apprenticeships: ​​​​​​​LAT Apprenticeships is an independent training provider, part of Leigh Academies Trust. Formed in 2019, it was initially established to provide high quality apprenticeships to internal staff across the various academies. Significant growth of the business has allowed us to increase our expertise across a specific range of sectors, allowing LAT Apprenticeship to deliver to both internal and external employers across Kent and South-East London.

We are a friendly team who have a huge passion for learning that makes a difference, and we put quality at the heart of everything we do. We are looking to expand our team and are seeking staff who share the same passion, and who want to grow their career as the business goes from strength to strength.

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2022, our Trust comprises 30 geographically organised academies (14 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating 20,000 students, and employing 3,000 talented staff. 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.

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