Receptionist/administrator (Apprentice)

  • Actual salary of £8,439 (Spot Salary £10,000)
  • Maidstone, Kent
  • Snowfield Academy

Snowfields Academy has an exciting opportunity to appoint a Receptionist/Administrator to join and enhance the work of the administration team at our brand new school. The successful candidate will enjoy working in a busy reception area, and be confident in providing a professional, welcoming, efficient service. The candidate will be able to work flexibly under pressure, use their initiative and prioritise their workload. You will also undertake a Level 3 Business Administration apprenticeship delivered by LAT Apprenticeships.

This position offers an actual salary of £8,439 per annum. The basis is Term time + 1 week of inset, 37 hours per week (8.45 - 4.45pm Monday to Thursday and finishing 4.15pm on Fridays). The role is initially offered on an 18 month contract, with every intention to make permanent thereafter based on successful completion of the apprenticeship programme.

Please note that due to the current pandemic, the role is likely to be based at Tree Tops Primary Academy until the new building can be opened.

Apprenticeship Summary

Working weeks: Monday - Friday during school term time

Total hours per week (on average): 37 hours per week (including the 20% training element of the Apprenticeship Programme) + holiday allowance

Apprenticeship duration: 18 months

Programme delivery type: All modules are delivered as online learning which can be completed at your place of work

Start date: September 2020

Apprenticeship level: Advanced Level Apprenticeship (Level 3)

Apprenticeship standard: Business & Administration

Positions available: 1

Essential entry qualifications: GCSEs A* - C, Maths and English

Click here to view the Programme Information Guide

Working with us at Snowfields Academy: Snowfields Academy is a new secondary provision for students with ASD. We will offer 140 places across year groups 7-13 for young people who are working at or close to age related expectations. Class sizes will be small with 12 in each class, supported by 2-3 teaching assistants according to need. We will offer a range of GCSEs and other qualifications for young people on a blend of academic and vocational pathways.

The academy will benefit from being a brand new school with a design tailored to the students it provides for, carefully considered to make the most of both its inside and outside environments in order to enhance the learning of its students. The environment will support specialisms in horticulture and catering with a purpose designed teaching kitchen, servery and cafe, and internal and external horticulture facilities supporting our students into employment. We will work closely with local businesses to offer an outstanding range of work experience opportunities and supported internships.

At Snowfields Academy we will:

Inspire and engage our children so they develop a lifelong love of learning, working towards the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme at Key Stage 3

Deliver a quality, inclusive education so all children are able to achieve to their full potential

Create a learning environment where barriers to learning are overcome and students feel safe and happy and are ready to learn

Ensure that all children feel valued and celebrate their individuality and success at every opportunity

Always work within a multi-disciplinary framework alongside families and other professionals

Use personalised approaches to manage behaviour and reduce anxieties

Ensure safeguarding, pastoral support and embedding British Values are at the heart of all we do

Create a culture where staff work collaboratively as part of the wider team, sharing ideas and good practice and offering support to each other.

Working with Leigh Academies Trust: As of January 2020, our Trust is comprised of 25 geographically organised academies (11 secondaries, 13 primaries and 1 special) educating over 15,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff. We also have three further academies in development phase, due to open between September 2020-2021. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training providers and a large teaching school.

As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy 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 are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

We strive to offer a range of benefits that all employees can take advantage of which we regularly review and add to - click here to view what you’d receive as a member of staff with Leigh Academies Trust.

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. All roles within the Trust are subject to an Enhanced DBS check in addition to other pre-employment checks.

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 - [email protected]

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