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Administrative Assistant

Job title: Administrative Assistant

Company: The Leigh UTC

Job description: About the role: Are you a conscientious and hardworking person? Do you work with high professionalism in everything you do? Do you want to join an inspiring academy? The Leigh UTC and Inspiration Academy have a rare and exciting opportunity to appoint an administrative assistant from October 2021.

Our successful candidate will play a crucial role in the smooth running of the school office – you will be the first point of contact for many members of the school and external stakeholders, with the ability to accompany your administrative task as needed. Applicants must be professional, personal and committed to provide excellent service on behalf of the school and greater trust, and above all, our appointed candidate will have a positive work ethic and a can attitude.

This role is offered permanently, duration + 2 weeks built in and 37 hours per week.

Essential skills:

  • Excellent organizational and planning skills with excellent attention to detail
  • Shows a high level of initiative
  • Computer literacy in ordinary office applications
  • The ability to work on one’s own initiative
  • Dedicated and enthusiastic
  • Excellent attendance and time record

Work with us: Following the opening of the Leigh UTC in September 2014 with the latest facilities that were originally for key stages 4 and 5, the Leigh UTC offers an exciting, innovative, business-led, problem-solving curriculum with which students can perform relevant work related qualifications and transferable skills for future training or employment. The most unique feature of The Leigh UTC is the business ethos that is emphasized by the behavior of our students and supported by our sponsors.

In September 2017, at the request of the Department of Education due to our continued success, The Leigh UTC marked history by expanding its student intake to include Key Phase 3 – the first UTC in the UK to to do it. In addition, we enabled the first UTC with IB World School Status to develop strong ties in Germany and Qatar. By having IB status, we will be able to further develop the Intermediate Program (MYP) for our key Phase 3 students, thus providing a combined path of 11 to 19 years. The overarching mission of the Inspiration Academy is to develop curious, academically skilled young people who strive to be principled, compassionate learners. Our curriculum strives to create students who are self-motivated, competent, willing to take risks and lifelong learners.

Our main successes and characteristics in which our successful candidate can participate are as follows;

  • The promotion of pupils’ personal development and well-being is excellent.
  • Pupils, including the underprivileged and those with special educational needs and / or disabilities, catch up with their previous achievements and make strong and often rapid progress in a variety of subjects and disciplines.
  • Application to learning is often exemplary.
  • The Leigh UTC makes a real difference to its students and environment. Pupils are motivated to find and follow their passions. They leave well equipped to achieve success in engineering and related technical and design careers and contribute to the economy.
  • The principal, along with his leaders and staff team, show a high work environment. It rubs off on students, who appreciate the supportive ethos, real atmosphere.

As part of the Leigh Academic Trust: As of September 1, 2021, our Trust consists of 31 geographically organized academies (15 secondary, 14 primary and 2 special) that train 20,000 students and employ 2,500 talented staff. The Trust establishes four ‘groups’ academically: North West Kent; Central Kent; Southeast London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the largest initial teaching training organizations in the region, a large center for education schools and an accredited apprenticeship provider.

As part of the Leigh Academic Trust, you have ample opportunity to work with your peers, within academia and across the trust. This is an important part of our vision, as we know from 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 organization.

Diversity at our core: As a Trust, we are passionate about diversity and recognize that we as individuals all bring about something unique, regardless of the protected characteristics, therefore we treat all 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 security is supported by robust processes and controls that take place throughout the Trust.

Recruitment and appointment during COVID-19: Despite the challenges we face, recruitment and appointment will continue for all vacancies in Leigh Academies Trust with as little disruption as possible in the coming weeks and months. This is for all appointments for seniors, teachers and support staff. Applications will still be reviewed and interviews conducted in a timely manner, although interview activities vary. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the LAT Talent Team –

Based on the quality and quantity of applications received, Leigh Academies Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy earlier than the specified closing date. Applicants will be notified where possible. Therefore, early applications are encouraged.

Expected salary:

Location: Dartford, Kent

Job date: Sun, 19 Sep 2021 05:26:14 GMT

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