College Administrator
Longfield Academy

Job reference: 004045

Location: Longfield Academy

Closing date: 01/11/2021

Salary: Actual salary £13,969 per annum (£18,846 full time equivalent)

Employment type: Permanent

Department: Administration

Hours per week: 32.5 hours per week, Term Time + 1 week inset

Start Date: As soon as possible

About the role: Are you a conscientious and hard-working individual? Do you work with a high level of professionalism in everything that you do? Longfield Academy has a rare and exciting opportunity to appoint a College Administrator to join us as soon as possible.

Our successful candidate will take responsibility for your college and work predominantly in this area. The successful candidate will be the first point of contact for many members of the school and work closely alongside the college leadership team which consists of pastoral support, Assistant Head of College and Head of College.

Applicants should be professional, personable and committed to providing an excellent service on behalf of the school and wider Trust, and above all else our appointed candidate will have a positive work ethic and can-do attitude.  If you're as excited by this opportunity as we are, we'd love to hear from you!

Essential skills:

  • Personable with a positive attitude
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills with outstanding attention to detail
  • Demonstrate a high level of initiative
  • Computer literacy in usual office applications
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Committed and motivated
  • Excellent attendance and time-keeping record

Working with us:  Longfield Academy offers a friendly and supportive working environment with innovation and collaboration at the heart of everything we do.  Following our most recent inspection (2018), it has been confirmed that Longfield Academy continues to provide strong educational outcomes for students.  Leaders of the academy are highly ambitious for all of the students but also that we do not limit that ambition to the outcomes of public examinations - our students being prepared for life is equally as important to everyone at the academy. The relationships that students have with the staff has been identified as a key reason that our academy thrives. Our Post 16 provision continues to go from strength to strength, rated in the top 10% for Kent.

The school is heavily oversubscribed in Year 7 and Year 12. Longfield Academy benefits from modern, state-of-the-art facilities for learning across all subject areas. We have a thorough and robust approach to school improvement and is well on course to becoming a truly Outstanding school.

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2021, our Trust will comprise 31 geographically organised academies (15 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating 20,000 students, and employing 2,500 talented staff. 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 organisations, a large teaching school hub and is an accredited apprenticeship provider. 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.

Our commitment to safeguarding: Leigh Academies Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process across all academies and business units.  All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.  

Our commitment to equality and diversity: 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.  We are committed to providing equality and fairness throughout our recruitment and employment practices and not to discriminate on any grounds.

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.

 

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