Receptionist / Administrator (Apprenticeship)
Marden Primary Academy

Job reference: 003607

Location: Marden Primary Academy

Closing date: 02/08/2021

Salary: Actual salary £8,552 per annum

Employment type: Apprenticeship

Department: Administration

Hours per week: 37.5 hours, Term Time + 1 week inset

Start Date: As soon as possible

About the role: Marden Primary Academy has an exciting opportunity to appoint a Receptionist / Administrator (Apprenticeship) to join and enhance the work of the administration team at our school. This is an exciting and rare chance to join a school and play a pivotal role in its success and development, laying the path for future years. The successful candidate will enjoy working in a busy reception area, and be confident in providing a professional, welcoming, efficient service. The candidate will be able to work flexibly under pressure, use their initiative and prioritise their workload. You will also undertake a Level 3 Business Administration apprenticeship delivered by LAT Apprenticeships.

The ideal candidate would need to have the following:

  • Good general standard of education
  • Good standard of literacy and numeracy
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good IT skills
  • Level 2 in Maths and English

Apprenticeship Summary
Working weeks: Monday - Friday during school term time
Total hours per week (on average): 37.5 hours per week (including the 20% training element of the Apprenticeship Programme) + holiday allowance
Apprenticeship duration: Approx.18 months
Programme delivery type: All modules are delivered as online learning which can be completed at your place of work
Start date: As soon as possible
Apprenticeship level: Advanced Level Apprenticeship (Level 3)
Apprenticeship standard: Business & Administration
Positions available: 1
Essential entry qualifications: GCSEs A* - C, Maths and English

This position offers an actual salary of £8,552 per annum and we would like the successful candidate to join us as soon as possible. The basis is 37.5 hours per week, Term time + 1 week of inset. The role is initially offered on an 18 month contract, with every intention to make permanent thereafter based on successful completion of the apprenticeship programme.

Please be aware that applicants that already have a Level 3 qualification in Business Administration / an equivalent to will not be eligible for this position.

Future prospects: This apprenticeship could be the start of a very promising career within the wider teaching support remit. Your employer will endeavour to offer further employment following successful performance and completion of the Level 3 course with future opportunities to extend your training with a higher level apprenticeship programme. You’ll receive Continuing Professional Development and you’ll be part of a highly experienced student support team – you’ll be learning from the very best!

Essential skills:

  • Excellent organisational and planning skills with outstanding attention to detail
  • Demonstrate a high level of initiative
  • Computer literacy in usual office applications
  • A genuine passion to work with children and young adults
  • Committed and enthusiastic
  • Excellent attendance and time-keeping record.

Being a part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2020, our Trust will comprise 28 geographically organised academies (11 secondaries, 15 primaries and 2 special) educating over 16,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff. We also have one further secondary academy in the development phase, due to open in September 2021. 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. Click here to view our future plans in our Vision 2025 document.

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.

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 any protected characteristics which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.

All roles within the Trust are subject to an Enhanced DBS check in addition to other pre-employment checks. Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.


Recruitment and hiring during COVID-19: Despite the challenges we face, recruitment and hiring will continue for all Leigh Academies Trust vacancies with as little disruption as possible over the coming weeks and months. This is for all senior, teaching and support staff appointments. Applications will still be reviewed and interviews conducted in a timely manner, although interview activities will vary. If you have any queries or concerns, please get in touch with the LAT Talent Team -
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.


The closing date for this job has now passed.