Recruitment Co-ordinator, Rochester

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Leigh Academies TrustRochester

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Start date: 2nd January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £25k per annum + 25 days annual leave + bank holidays
Contract term: Permanent

Are you an experienced recruitment professional seeking a new and exciting opportunity for January 2019?

Are you keen to be part of a highly collaborative organisation that continues to grow and evolve? 

Do you want to be part of a small but highly effective team that will support you to thrive in your role? 

Leigh Academies Trust’s Talent Team, part of the wider HR Department, is responsible for delivering a fully centralised recruitment process that all LAT academies benefit from.  As our Trust continues to grow, we are now expanding our current team of three to take on a fourth member in the role of Recruitment Co-ordinator, and the impact they will have is crucial to our ongoing performance.  Working across all segments in our organisation from teaching positions to business staff and leadership, this is a broad and varied role so an open and positive mind-set is essential. 

Leigh Academies Trust is currently comprised of 18 unique and successful academies, located across the South East London area through to central Kent – click here to view more information about how and where we operate.  For January 2019, we are excited to be merging with The Williamson Trust which will take our total count of academies to 23 – click here to view the merger press release.  Furthermore, by 2020, we will also open 3 brand new academies in the Rainham and Maidstone areas, allowing us to support even more schools and communities with our expertise to ensure we attract and retain the very best employees who are collectively responsible for educating over 15,000 students. 

Despite the education sector being one of the most challenging to recruit for, we are unlike other multi-academy trusts based on how centralised our recruitment process is and just how closely we know and work with each of our schools, and the standard we currently work to will be continued and enhanced throughout our growth plans.   

Reporting to the Head of Recruitment & Talent Management, the Recruitment Co-ordinator who will join our team must be personable, a genuine team player and thrive on working autonomously and using your initiative.  You will have previous/current experience within in a very busy recruitment and/or HR environment, and an understanding of the education sector or a regulated environment is ideal as it will enable you to hit the ground running.  Above all else, a positive attitude and motivation to perform well in this role is essential, as is a real passion for recruitment and a proudness to represent Leigh Academies Trust in the best way possible. 

For more information on the role itself, please consult the Job Profile by clicking here

In return, our successful candidate will receive;

  • A salary of £25k per annum which increases annually based on successful performance
  • 25 days annual leave per annum plus bank holidays which increases depending on length of service
  • Career development and training opportunities to suit your needs and career objectives
  • From time to time during busy periods there will also be an expectation for attending evening/occasional weekend events which is offered in return as time off in lieu (notice is given well in advance for any events)

This is a full-time permanent opportunity on a basis of 37 hours per week; we can be flexible on start and finish times.  Please note that training will be provided to upskill you in any areas that you do not currently have experience/knowledge.  As travel between sites is essential for this role, you must hold a valid UK driving license and have access to your own vehicle – mileage is reimbursed in line with our Expenses Policy. 

Please contact Olivia Couzins, Head of Recruitment & Talent Management, for a confidential conversation or if you have any questions about the role – 01634 412 240 /

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 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.

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More about Leigh Academies Trust
Type: English Secondary Schools
Address: C/o Strood Academy, Carnation Road, Strood, Rochester, Kent, ME2 2SX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1634 717121
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Leigh Academies Trust has gone from strength to strength since its creation in 2008 and is now one of the country’s most successful multi-academy trusts.  As of 1st January 2019, our Trust is comprised of 23 geographically organised academies (1...