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HR Operations Coordinator/Help Desk Manager

Leigh Academies TrustMedway

About the role: Leigh Academies Trust has a rare and exciting opportunity and are seeking to recruit a HR Operations Coordinator/Helpdesk Manager, starting as soon as possible.


As HR Operations Coordinator/Helpdesk Manager you will have direct line management of the kickstart HR Assistants and assisting with queries from all members of the Operations team whilst  managing  the HR helpdesk. Alongside this you will support the HR Head of Operations and work on HR projects, as well as providing generalist support for the central Trust staff.


Leigh Academies Trust is an organisation that believes our people are our most important asset. It is through their performance that we achieve the success that shapes the lives of our students and transforms the communities that we serve. Everyone that works for us plays a vital part in achieving this no matter what role they do, and this role is no exception. This profile outlines what we expect of you.​​​​​​​


This a full time, permanent opportunity offering a salary ranging between £26,647 - £30,538 and dependent on experience.


Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2021, our Trust will comprise 32 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.


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 any protected characteristics which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.


All roles within the Trust are subject to an Enhanced DBS check in addition to other pre-employment checks. Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.


Recruitment and hiring during COVID-19: Despite the challenges we face, recruitment and hiring will continue for all Leigh Academies Trust vacancies with as little disruption as possible over the coming weeks and months. This is for all senior, teaching and support staff appointments. Applications will still be reviewed and interviews conducted in a timely manner, although interview activities will vary. If you have any queries or concerns, please get in touch with the LAT Talent Team - talent@latrust.org.uk.


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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