About the role: Hayesbrook Academy are seeking to recruit an Administrator, joining the team from January 2022. The purpose of the role is to provide an efficient administrative service to all academy staff. The Administrator will work within the main school office, which is a highly reactive and busy environment. They will have the ability to communicate clearly and assertively and will have excellent attention to detail. Proficiency and confidence in using IT systems, including Word and Excel, is essential.
We are looking for someone that is calm, patient and unflappable under pressure, a considerate and supportive team player and a resilient attitude. The successful candidate will be flexible and adaptable in their approach to work, with a ‘can do’ attitude.
Our friendly and experienced staff believe in teamwork and supporting each other during busy periods. Hayesbrook Academy can also offer opportunities to develop skills further and training can be provided including First Aid Training and certification.
This is a permanent opportunity offering an actual salary of £8,254 - £8,744 commensurate with experience, based on 18 hours (08:30am - 3pm Monday, Thursday and Friday), Term Time + 1 week of inset.
Joining us at Hayesbrook Academy: Hayesbrook Academy first opened in 1964. Having always been an all-boys school, our history before then is closely linked to the old Sussex Road Boys School, where records go back to the early 1900’s, and so we have a strong tradition of education provision in Tonbridge. The modern day academy has always been an 11-18 comprehensive school with a mixed sixth form, serving the local community.
Since being the first school in West Kent to gain Academy Status in 2010, the academy led the way in achieving excellent standards and in creating a multi-academy Trust. We were graded ‘Excellent’ by Ofsted in 2005, 2008 and 2009. The academic success and high standards have continued and inspections in 2013 and again in 2017 found the school to be ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ features and praised for its leadership and continued commitment to improvement of educational standards as well as students’ achievement.
Hayesbrook Academy grows, adapts and thrives with each new cohort of students that are welcomed here every September and our recent move to Leigh Academies Trust has strengthened the academy’s ability to deliver the very best for our pupils.
Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2021, our Trust comprises 31 geographically organised academies (15 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating 20,000 students, and employing over 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.
Head of School
Sebastian St John
Values and vision
We are an 11-18 boys (mixed sixth form) Academy with sports and mathematics specialisms.
We are a genuinely wide ability school and serve the communities of Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks, Kin...