Receptionist and Administration Assistant, Blackburn with Darwen

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Star Academies, BlackburnBlackburn with Darwen

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Start date: To be confirmed
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £18,795 - £19,171£18,795 to £19,171 (S3 SCP 5-6)
Contract term: Permanent

Do you want to join a team that provides outstanding leadership, strategic direction and support to some of the best schools in the country?  Do you want to play your part in delivering outstanding learning and teaching to young people in disadvantaged communities? If so, joining the Star team might just be the best career move you ever make.

About Star Central

Star Central, which is based at our head office in Blackburn, Lancashire, provides leadership, strategic direction and support to Star Academies, Star Institute and our schools.

The Star Central team includes experts from a range of professional backgrounds, who work together to provide an outstanding support service to the Star community.  We support our schools to provide educational and operational excellence and to cultivate a strong Star community, with the aim of nurturing today’s young people and inspiring tomorrow’s leaders.

Who we’re looking for

We’re looking for a talented individual to provide an exceptional business support service to the Star Central Team. 

The successful candidate will be a committed team player with excellent organisational and skills.  You will be the initial point of contact for the Trust for telephone enquiries and visitors to the office and support the maintenance of key business support systems to ensure the professional operation of Star Central.

You will have:

  • 5 GCSEs (incl. Maths and English Grade C or above)
  • Experience of working in an administrative setting
  • Be Proficient in editing documents with the ability to correct spelling, punctuation and grammatical errors and ensure good formatting and presentation
  • The ability to prioritise, work efficiently and accurately, particularly under pressure and to deadlines
  • The ability to maintain positive relationships with staff and external stakeholders.

About Star Academies

Star Academies is a high-performing multi-academy trust that runs more than 20 primary and secondary schools. We are a values-based organisation that works to improve the life chances of young people in areas of social and economic deprivation to help them succeed at the highest levels of education, employment and the professions. Every single day you’ll be rewarded with the opportunity to shape a young person’s future - our STAR values embody what we believe is needed to succeed.

Professional development is key to our ongoing success, so we continually invest in our employees through our learning and development centre, Star Institute. With a wealth of training, mentoring and progression opportunities across a growing group of academies, joining our team of leading education experts could propel your career to the next level. 

We can also offer you a range of rewards and benefits, including competitive salaries and pension schemes, generous holiday entitlements and healthcare cash plans.

Find out more

Please download the job description and person specification below for further information about the role.  For an informal and confidential discussion about the role please contact Star Central by calling 0330 313 9800.

Key Dates

Closing Date: Sunday, 8 December 2019 at midnight

Interview Date: Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Proposed Start Date: To be confirmed

Our Commitment

Star Academies is committed to safeguarding, safer recruitment and promoting the welfare of pupils. Our comprehensive recruitment and selection processes aim to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants. Successful candidates are subject to rigorous pre-employment checks.

We are equally committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity. We aim for our workforce to be representative of society and that each employee feels respected and able to give their best. We are committed to providing equality and fairness in our recruitment and employment practices and not to discriminate on any grounds. We oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination.

More about Star Academies, Blackburn
Type: English Secondary Schools
Address: Shadsworth Road, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 2HT, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 330 313 9800