Administrator, Dartford

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The Leigh AcademyDartford

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Start date: Early January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £10,000 per annum + 25 days holiday + bank holidays
Contract term: Fixed Term

Are you a conscientious and hard-working individual?  Do you work with a high level of professionalism in everything that you do?  Are you keen to join the founding school of our multi-academy trust?  The Leigh Academy has a rare and exciting opportunity to appoint an Administrator to join us in as soon as possible in a brand new position for our school.  Our successful candidate will be pivotal to the smooth running of the school office - you’ll be the first point of contact for many members of the school and external stakeholders, and will be able to turn your hand to any admin-related task that is required.  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! This role is offered as a 12- 18 month apprenticeship contract and our successful candidate will work towards a nationally-recognised Level 2/3 Business Administration qualification.    

Apprenticeship Summary

Annual wage:  £10,000 per annum above the national minimum wage for apprenticesWorking weeks:  Monday - Friday throughout the full year (there is still plenty of work to do when the academy is closed to students)Total hours per week: 37 (including the 20% training element of the Apprenticeship) - start and finish times to be agreedApprenticeship duration:  12-18 monthsAnticipated start date:  December 2018 / January 2019 Apprenticeship level:  Advanced Level Apprenticeship (Level 2/3)Apprenticeship standard:  Business & AdministrationPositions:  1 availableEssential entry qualifications: 5 GCSEs A* - C, including Maths and English

Future prospects:  This apprenticeship could be the start of a very promising and career within the wider business and administration remit.  We 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.  We offer in-house Continuing Professional Development and you’ll be part of a highly experienced and efficient office team – you’ll be learning from the very best!

Please click here to view the full job description - this gives an idea as to what duties and responsibilities you will be capable of by the end of the course.  You'll receive training, support and guidance throughout the course from a variety of people at The Leigh Academy and from the wider Trust.  

Essential skills:

  • 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 enthusiastic
  • Excellent attendance and time-keeping record

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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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Green Street, Green Road, Dartford, Kent, DA1 1QE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1322 620 400
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The Leigh Academy is a mainstream, state-academy secondary school for children aged 11-18. It is situated in Dartford in Kent and there are 1485 pupils on roll.  The school is recognised as being one of the highest achieving comprehensive school...