Office Manager
Leigh Academy Blackheath

Job reference: 001841

Location: Leigh Academy Blackheath

Closing date: 25/02/2019

Salary: £25,612 - £27,520 starting salary commensurate with experience + 25 days annual leave per annum

Employment type: Permanent

Department: Administration

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

Start Date: As soon as possible

Leigh Academy Blackheath is growing, in fact, we are about to double in size!  As we prepare to move into our second year, we now have a rare and exciting opportunity to appoint an experienced, conscientious and personable Office Manager who will join us in March 2019 in this newly created role. 

Our appointed candidate will be joining our brand new 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.  Working in a brand new school is a unique opportunity.  A flexible approach with a can-do ethos is required, as is drive, grit and boundless enthusiasm.  A sense of humour is essential!  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 you will receive 25 days annual leave per annum in addition to bank holidays which increases with length of service.  The starting salary is between £25,612 - £27,520 per annum which will be based on prior 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 Leigh Academy Blackheath:  We are a co-educational 11-18yr comprehensive school and, already oversubscribed, our new school is a beacon of excellence for secondary education in the Royal Borough of Greenwich.  We are driven by the belief that every learner is entitled to an enriching, varied and personalised education; delivered through a broad and balanced curriculum that provides challenge, irrespective of need, starting point or background.  Our mission is to ensure all our students develop into powerful citizens of the digital future on both a national and global scale.

Our strong learning community works together and shares the value of collaboration; every member of our academy family works together to achieve success, cultivating a strong sense of belonging. Our belief in ‘human-scale’ education, delivered through a schools-within-schools model, ensures every one of our students is known and valued. Strong pastoral care is at the heart of our academy and we place great importance on building strong partnerships with parents and carers.

Working for Leigh Academies Trust:  As of 1st January 2019, our Trust is comprised of 23 geographically organised academies (11 secondaries, 11 primaries and 1 special) educating over 15,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff.  We also have three further academies in development phase, due to open in September 2020.  The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training providers and a large teaching school. 

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.

We strive to offer a range of benefits that all employees can take advantage of which we regularly review and add to - click here to view what you’d receive as a member of staff with Leigh Academies Trust.

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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