About the role: Mascalls Academy has a fantastic opportunity to appoint a Receptionist/Administrator to join our central office team. If you're conscientious, personable and efficient, this is the role for you! Acting as the first point of contact for the academy, professionalism is essential. Key responsibilities of the role include meeting and greeting visitors, ensuring all visitors sign in and out, answering and forwarding all phone calls to the correct department, sorting and preparing all outgoing mail and prepare for collection, dealing with any first aid issues for which full training will be provided, and to assist with any administration task required by the academy.
The working basis of the role is 37 hours per week during Term Time, plus 5 additional weeks during school closure periods. We have a degree of flexibility regarding the start and finish times as follows;
Monday to Thursday 7.30am-3.30pm, Friday 7.30am-3.00pm, or Monday to Thursday 8.30am-4.30pm, Friday 8.30am-4.00pm.
Working at Mascalls Academy: Mascalls Academy is a secondary school at the heart of the community and our small school model ensures that each and every student gets the personal support and challenge they need to reach their full potential. The academy is divided into four colleges – Shackleton, Earhart, Luther King and Marie Curie Sixth Form College each having their own personality and range of specialisms, allowing them to be unique.
Mascalls Academy is a high achieving institution. Our recent Ofsted inspection notes “ambitious leadership has established an ethos where staff are committed to driving standards up”, that Mascalls is a “happy place to be” and that “staff feel valued”. Our judgement that we are a ‘Good’ school with ‘Outstanding’ leadership and behaviour is accurate. It is our vision to become ‘Outstanding’ in every category.
Mascalls Academy is a dynamic and exciting place to work and the fantastic leadership team are committed to making it great for people at all stages in their careers. Our building and facilities are a mix of designs with two new buildings being modern, light and airy giving the academy a unique and special character.
Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have the opportunity to collaborate with your peers and share best practice at Academy level 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 will also be expected to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation. As part of the 'cluster' structure, all of our academies are grouped together in key geographical area to enable them to be able to support each other and share resources. It also offers staff access to career opportunities across the Trust allowing them to progress their career without switching employers. For more information on working for the Trust please visit our careers pages.
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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.