Office Manager
The Leigh Academy

Job reference: 001522

Location: The Leigh Academy

Closing date: 13/08/2018

Salary: Starting salary: £22,069 - £25,110 based on experience per annum + 25 days annual leave + bank holidays

Employment type: Permanent

Department: Administration

Hours per week: Full-time; 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year

Start Date: Not specified

Are you a highly organised and efficient Administrator or Office Manager?  Would you like the chance to join the founding school of Leigh Academies Trust?  The Leigh Academy have a rare and exciting opportunity to appoint an experienced, conscientious and personable Office Manager who will join us for the new academic year starting in September 2018.  Our appointed candidate will be joining our highly successful school and will be a pivotal member of our central team, 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 academy.  You will be responsible for a collaborative and friendly team and therefore previous supervisory experience is essential, along with exceptional organisation skills. If this sounds like you, we'd love to hear from you! 

The main purpose of this role is to ensure the effective operation of all aspects of the main office, receptions, and to proactively support the development of a dynamic learning community through effective delivery of administrative services to meet the needs of every stakeholder.

The working basis of this role is 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year and the starting salary is LAT Pay Scale £22,069 - £25,110 which can be negotiated based on the successful candidate's prior management-level experience.  Please consult the Job Description by clicking here for further details. 

We can offer our successful candidate:

  • The opportunity to help shape our future by joining a LAT Academy
  • A school community committed to raising achievement and attainment
  • A great environment with excellent resources and facilities
  • A strong commitment to support professional development opportunities
  • A supportive Governing Body and Leadership Team


Working at The Leigh Academy:  We are the founding member of Leigh Academies Trust and are incredibly successful in what we do.  The Leigh Academy is a centre of educational excellence serving the whole community of Dartford. We are a high-performing school which takes students of all abilities. Our success is built on the traditional values of pride, respect and hard work in a modern, hi-tech learning environment. Our performance is regularly rated among the top ten state schools nationally for value added.  The Leigh is committed to helping each individual achieve more than she / he thought was possible.  Our teaching and non-teaching staff work collaboratively for the benefit of our students and some key features of our unique brand of learning include:

  • 4 College structure – small schools model
  • Vertical Tutoring – students from Years 7 to Post 16 meet each day as a tutor group
  • Personal Tutoring and the development of each student’s emotional intelligence
  • Two year Key Stage 3
  • Strong Vocational Curriculum offered by every Learning Area
  • Strong community, national and international partnerships
  • Large group teaching
  • Innovative use of ICT


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 schools 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.


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