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Trust Recruitment Administrator

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About the role: Are you a personable, highly motivated and conscientious administrator? Are you keen to put your existing skills into practice and developing them further by working within a successful in-house recruitment department? Do you want to be part of a small but highly effective team that will support you to thrive in your role? Are you keen to gain a Level 3 nationally recognised qualification in Business Administration?  

Leigh Academies Trust’s Talent Team, part of the wider HR Department, is responsible for delivering a fully centralised recruitment process that all LAT academies benefit from. We have a fantastic opportunity to appoint a Recruitment Administrator who will join our team, starting as soon as possible. The role is based at Leigh Academies Trust Head Office in Strood, Rochester.  This is a full-time position and can be offered as an 18-month Apprenticeship contract in the first instance, with every intention to make permanent thereafter.  

The main purpose of your role will be to support the Trust’s Talent Team with all areas of recruitment administration, acting as a main point of contact for initial enquiries and supporting candidates through the recruitment journey. You will provide support across the full recruitment cycle, selection process and on-boarding process, ensuring that we offer a first-class candidate experience that is efficient, professional and informative. You will work with and support all members of the Talent Team on different projects and tasks, and regularly liaise with members of the HR Team.  A key part of your role will also be to support with the recruitment of apprentices for LAT Apprenticeships. You will be working with a variety of stakeholders on a daily basis; this is a broad and varied role so an open and positive mind-set is essential.  

The Recruitment Administrator who joins our team will be a genuine team player and thrive on working both independently and as part of a team, and have confidence in using your initiative. We are a very busy department, so you will have to multitask and prioritise your workload with great skill! Above all else, a positive attitude and motivation to perform well in this role is essential, as is a real passion for recruitment and pride in representing Leigh Academies Trust in the best way possible. The role sits within a four-person in-house recruitment team who work incredibly hard and achieve real success year after year with our academies. If you’re looking for a role that offers genuine job satisfaction, this is the role for you - click here to see a glimpse of why we're so proud of what we do.  We want the best people in Leigh Academies Trust, and we hope you want to be part of it.

If interested, our successful candidate can choose to work towards completing a Level 3 Business Administration qualification over the 18 months. The qualification is delivered as an apprenticeship which means all study on the programme will be completed during your working hours on-site, and you will be mentored by a LAT Apprenticeships Coach to enhance your learning.    

Our successful candidate will receive;

  • A starting salary of £18,476 per annum which increases annually based on successful performance
  • 25 days annual leave per annum plus bank holidays which increases with length of service
  • A nationally recognised Level 3 Business Administration qualification via the apprenticeship programme
  • Further career development and training opportunities to suit your needs and career objectives
  • The opportunity to bank overtime, accumulated by attending evening events throughout the year (notice is given well in advance for any events)

Please note that training will be provided to upskill you in any areas that you do not currently have experience/knowledge.  As travel between sites may be required from time to time, you will ideally hold a valid UK driving license and have access to your own vehicle – mileage is reimbursed in line with our Expenses Policy. The working basis of the role is 37 hours per week throughout the full year; the hours are 8.00am - 4.30pm Monday - Thursday with an early finish at 4.00pm on Fridays.

Interviews will be conducted on Wednesday 27th January 2021.

Contact the Talent Team if you have any questions about the role – Note that all applications must be submitted electronically via our e-recruitment system; we cannot accept CVs or speculative emails outside of this system.  

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 Trust 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.

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 -

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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