January 16, 2023
Job Type
Short Summary
Leigh Academies Trust has an exciting opportunity to appoint an experienced, conscientious and personable Office Coordinator
Actual salary £12,232 pa (£32,065 full-time equivalent), term time + 2 weeks
Working Pattern
Part time: 16 hours per week, Term Time plus two weeks
Closing Date
January 30, 2023


Leigh Academies Trust has an exciting opportunity to appoint an experienced, conscientious and personable Office Coordinator to join our central IT Services department, starting as soon as possible.

Our successful candidate will be a pivotal member of our central team, supporting the IT Department on a daily basis and working with a range of internal and external contacts. We're looking for a candidate who can turn their hand to all requirements and can be flexible with day-to-day duties, has excellent communication skills and will manage the smooth day-to-day running of the administration process across the department.  A flexible approach with a can-do ethos is required, as is drive, grit and boundless enthusiasm.

Although not limited to, the main duties of this role will include the following:

  • Provide an effective procurement and administration function within the IT Services department.
  • Maintaining department databases (ie. IT and Marketing asset tracking).
  • Supporting the IT Procurement Officer with creating operational purchase orders.
  • Inputting all software contracts into the Trust central database repository.

Further to this, the Office Coordinator will need to ​​​​​​​proactively support the development of a fast-paced team through effective delivery of administrative services to meet the needs of the IT Services department.​​​​​​​

We can offer you:

  • An extremely supportive, friendly team and work environment.
  • Commitment to job-specific training.
  • Commitment to personal professional development.
  • The opportunity to be part of Leigh Academies Trust, benefiting from shared resources and support and being part of an innovative governance structure​.

​​​The working basis of this role is 16 hours per week (10.00am - 2.00pm, Monday - Friday), Term Time plus two weeks. This role offers an actual salary of £12,232 pa(£32,065 full-time equivalent).


Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of
1 September 2022, our Trust comprises 30 geographically organised academies (14 secondaries, 14 primaries and two 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. 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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