Office Support Administrator

Job Reference : 001531
Academy : Strood Academy
Closing Date : 21/08/2018
Employment Start Date : 30/08/2018
Salary : Starting salary NJC Scale C2 £21,693 - £25,463 commensurate with experience
Employment Type : Permanent
Department : Administration
Hours Per week : 37 hours per week, 8.00am - 4.00pm Monday to Friday

About the role: Strood Academy have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Office Support Administrator to join us for the new academic year commencing September 2018.  Our successful candidate will demonstrate strong organisational skills whilst managing a variety of tasks, will have first-rate experience of minute taking and be a team player.  Working closely with a variety of internal and external contacts including our Associate Principal, Executive PA, wider Senior Leadership Team and all other office staff, Faculty Assistants and Pastoral Managers, good communication skills are essential for this role.  

This is a demanding and varied position for someone who is self-motivated and an excellent communicator.  We invite suitably experienced and interested applicants to consult the Job Description and Person Specification for further information by clicking here.  The working basis for this role is Monday to Friday, 8.00am - 4.00pm throughout the full year, offering 25 days annual leave per annum plus bank holidays, and the remuneration offered is commensurate with experience (between £21,693 - £25,463 starting salary per annum).  Our successful candidate will join us as early as possible in September 2018. 

Working with us:  Since opening in 2009, our academy has transformed the educational opportunities and outcomes for girls and boys in Strood.  Strood Academy joined Leigh Academies Trust in January 2017 and the improvement in academic performance has been driven by a talented and committed workforce, the hard work of our students, and support from parents and our community.  Our new buildings in Carnation Road were designed in partnership with Nicholas Hare and built by BAM as our main contractor at a cost of £26m. We opened in September 2012 and have outstanding learning environments and outside areas as well as fantastic sports facilities. The buildings reflect our education vision of creating a mature and purposeful educational environment where children of all abilities can learn and thrive.

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust:  Leigh Academies Trust operates multiple academies across the South East, including one in the pre-opening phase. It is responsible for the education of over 10,000 pupils from ages 3 to 19 and seeks excellence in all that it does. Its mission is to shape the lives of young people for the better and in doing so, transform the communities in which they live. Its academies have benefited from over £100m of capital investment and are privileged to employ over 2,000 highly talented staff between them.  For more information on working for the Trust please visit our careers pages

What are we looking for in you?:  As a Trust, we seek to recruit talented individuals that can not only help to build the success of our academies but also people that are engaging and passionate about what they do. 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 Trust 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.