Administrative Assistant, Leeds

Closing date:

The Ruth Gorse AcademyLeeds

Date posted:
Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: B3 SCP 7-11 (£19,554 - £21,166 pro rata)
Contract term: Permanent

Secondary School 11-16 years. 

Number on roll: 1070, set to rise to 1225 in September 2019 with new intake.

Required to start ASAP 

Administrative Assistant 

Grade: B3 SCP 7-11 (£19,554 - £21,166 pro rata) 

Hours:  37 hours per week term time only + 5 days 

Actual starting salary: £16,650 per annum 

(subject to a 6- month probationary period)

Working as part of The GORSE Academies Trust, The Ruth Gorse Academy ensures that students receive an outstanding education that focuses on aspiration, high expectations and personalisation. Together these non-negotiable values instil in young people a self-belief that enables students to access the highest standard of higher education provision and employment. We believe that poverty and deprivation should, in no way, limit either the quality of a young person’s educational experience or the levels of achievement to which those students are able to rise.  In July 2017 the exceptional nature of our work at The Ruth Gorse Academy was recognised by Ofsted; we would encourage you to read the Outstanding Ofsted report which is available on our website.  

We seek to appoint an Administrative Assistant to provide comprehensive support to the Principal’s PA and the Senior Leadership Team.  Please see our Job Description for further details.

Key Skills:

  • Friendly and well organised team-player.
  • The ability to work on own initiative.
  • Good telephone manner with parents/carers and other outside agencies.
  • Able to produce well-presented, accurate written documents.
  • Uses good interpersonal skills to work effectively with staff and students.
  • Works to deadlines and encourages others to do so.
  • Able to prioritise workloads.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications and familiar with SIMS.
  • To work in partnership with colleagues throughout The GORSE Academies Trust.
  • To deputise for the Principal’s PA where necessary. 

Led by Sir John Townsley the nationally renowned GORSE Academies Trust is strong and united.  As a professional within the Trust you will have regular opportunities to work in partnership with colleagues within the other secondary academies and across phase; at secondary level three of the four secondary academies have been graded by Ofsted as Outstanding and two secondary academies have achieved the World Class Schools Quality Mark Award.  

An application pack is available to download direct from our website at or by email to 

CV’s not accepted.

Closing date for applications: Monday 24 June 2019 (noon) 

Applications should be returned to: 

Interviews to be held: Wednesday 03 July 2019 

If you would like to know more about The Gorse Academies Trust, please visit;  

TGAT Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders 2018  

Please be aware that The Ruth Gorse Academy is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children, and applicants will be subject to full employment checks, including DBS checks. We promote diversity and aim to establish a workforce that reflects the population of Leeds.

All staff are required to undertake mandatory Child Protection Training shortly after taking up post.

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More about The Ruth Gorse Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Black Bull Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10 1HW, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 113 2531 600
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About The Ruth Gorse Academy

The Ruth Gorse Academy is a newly built free school located in Leeds, West Yorkshire. First opened in 2014, the Ruth Gorse Academy is part of the Gorse Academies Trust, a relatively small trust supporting eight schools. T...