Receptionist and Admin Assistant, Sutton

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Harris Academy SuttonSutton

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Start date: 27/08/2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: SCP 5 - 6 (Outer London) £21,591 - £21,981 FTE
Contract term: Permanent

We are looking for a Receptionist and Admin Assistant to be the first point of contact for all visitors to the academy, staff and students.

Your opportunity

As part of Harris, you will join a community of staff dedicated to transforming education in London. With regular progression opportunities and outstanding CPD for support staff, there will be a wealth of opportunities for you to grow your career, whether at Harris Academy Sutton, in one of our other 46 academies, or in our central team. Our aim is to help you achieve your ambitions more quickly.

Harris Benefits

As part of the Harris Federation, we can offer you a range of benefits, including:

  • Access to a diverse network of phase and subject specialist groups
  • Support and mentoring from some of the best leaders in education
  • An Outer London Harris Allowance, plus a performance and loyalty bonus
  • Pension scheme (TPS) and access to our Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan, covering a range of health and wellbeing benefits
  • The opportunity to work with our amazing students!

Click here for a full list of Harris benefits. 

What we are looking for

We look for talented individuals who want to be a part of transforming education in London, and helping create exceptional places of learning.

To assist in the management of the reception area as well as providing administrative support in order to contribute to the smooth running of the academy.

Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification.

About Harris Academy Sutton

Harris Academy Sutton opened in September 2018 as a brand new, state-of-the-art 11-18 co-educational academy in the heart of Sutton. With a specialism in Science, the academy collaborates closely with its neighbours on the London Cancer Hub site: the Institute of Cancer Research and the Royal Marsden Hospital. These represent two world-class organisations and together with the new six-form entry academy they form a campus community with research buildings, hospital facilities, and a reputation for excellence in the fields of research and medical provision. The academy offers a broad and balanced curriculum to the young people of Sutton: the Campus itself provides a focal point for talented scientists and clinicians by establishing world class facilities to not only attract top researchers but also to educate the life science workforce of the future. This is a unique opportunity for dynamic, motivated professionals to be part of the team helping to shape what will become the leading science educational establishment in London.

Why work at Harris Academy Sutton?

  • The opportunity to be part of the founding team of an academy with the highest of expectations and ambitions for its staff and students
  • Unrivalled potential for personal and professional development as the academy grows
  • An innovative, inclusive and happy environment in which to teach and learn, promoting academic achievement across the curriculum and encouraging participation in extra- curricular activities
  • All the advantages of a highly successful academy group including strong central support, outstanding CPD opportunities through the Harris Teaching School Alliance, and a generous benefits and rewards package

Come and see us in action: visits to Harris Academy Sutton are strongly encouraged and very welcome. Please call 020 8253 7777 or email info@harrissutton.org.uk to arrange a time to come in or an informal conversation with the Principal.

The Harris Federation

Our academy is part of the Harris Federation, the leading large Multi Academy Trust in the country for both primary and secondary education. Harris has an unrivalled track record in raising standards and achieving success for the children in our academies.

Professional development and sharing best practice are a key part of the Harris Federation success, and we can draw on this to offer you top quality training at every stage of your career path, from Beginner Teacher to Middle Leader. We will invest in you with coaching, mentoring, and can offer a wide range of training programmes, delivered by our Teaching School Alliance.

We look for talented teachers who are passionate about their subject and making a difference. You can help us transform education in London, and create exceptional places of learning.

Please note: academies may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and this job may be withdrawn at any point without notice. You will still be able to add information until the closing date, but you will not be able to submit your application. With this in mind, you are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Harris academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. In line with our commitments to safeguarding, the Harris Federation uses preferred agencies and is unable to work with any agencies where Terms of Business have not been agreed by both parties prior to an engagement. Harris Federation is fully committed to equality and to valuing diversity as an employer and a provider of education. Click here to view our full equality and diversity statement.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Address: C/o Harris Federation, 4th Floor, Norfolk House, Wellesley Road, Croydon, CR0 1LH, United Kingdom.
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