About the role: We have an exciting opportunity for a suitably experienced, motivated and dedicated Administrator to join our brand new school opening for September 2018; Leigh Academy Blackheath. This is a truly rare opportunity and a pivotal role in ensuring the success of the opening of the school and beyond. Working directly with the Principal, Emma Smith, this role offers the chance to develop a strong and collaborative working partnership with the Principal and stakeholders was well as being a main point of contact for many members of the local community ranging from parents of prospective students, carers, local organisations, and so on. This is a great time to join us as we embark on our journey.
Duties during the pre-opening phase of the academy will vary greatly and our appointed candidate will be required to demonstrate an open minded approach to the tasks undertaken, and there will be scope to offer wider support to Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy for the initial 6-9 months in post. The role then has scope to manifest into a fully operational Office Manager position for Leigh Academy Blackheath once the academy is open and running from September 2018 which will be discussed in due course.
Our successful candidate will be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills and the ability to manage the smooth day to day running of the administration process across Leigh Academy Blackheath, co-ordinating all activity for the school. Previous experience in a similar capacity, ideally within an education sector, would assist in the success of applications and strong computer literacy skills in all Microsoft applications are essential due to the nature of this role. Exceptional organisation skills are essential.
A further key responsibility of this role is to administer all social media activity, therefore our successful candidate will be able to demonstrate prior experience and also confidence in using wider IT packages and software. Please consult the Job Description by clicking here for additional information.
Our successful candidate will join us on a working basis of 37 hours per week throughout the full year and will be entitled to 25 days annual leave per annum plus bank holidays.
About Leigh Academy Blackheath: Leigh Academy Blackheath is part of Leigh Academies Trust, one of the most successful, medium sized, multi academy trusts in the UK. Opening in September 2018 with a Year 7 cohort of 180 students, we will reach full capacity in September 2022 with 900 students in Years 7-11, and 250 in our Sixth Form. Our vision is based on providing for our inclusive community with ambition and drive at the heart of all that we do. We embrace challenge and collaboration; at Leigh Academy Blackheath we are a family and together we cultivate a culture of belonging.
Being part of the Leigh Academies Trust: Being part of a successful multi-academy trust allows the academy to share best practice and collaborate with colleagues from a number of other academies in the local area. As part of the 'cluster' structure all of our academies are grouped together in key geographical area to enable them to be able to support each other and share resources. It also offers staff better access to career opportunities as the Trust is committed to developing and promoting from within wherever possible. We also want the Trust to be an organisation where people can enjoy teaching and become the type of teacher they aspire to be. For more information on working for the Trust please visit our careers pages.
Diversity at our core: As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.
The academy is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.