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Administrator (Apprentice) - Full-time

Leigh Academies Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F63-69-S
  • Posted:29/09/2022
  • Pay:Actual salary £10,475 (£12,500 full time)
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:17/10/2022 at 23:45
  • Interviews:TBC


his role is advertised on behalf of Kent & Medway Maths Hub.

Are you a conscientious and hard-working individual? Do you work with a high level of professionalism in everything that you do? Are you keen to join a highly successful and inspirational company?

Due to our expansion, the Kent and Medway Maths Hub, part of Leigh Academies Trust,  has a truly exciting opportunity to appoint an Administrator (Apprenticeship) to work at our office, based at Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School (ME1 3EL​​​​​​​), joining us as soon as possible. As one of the National Maths Hubs, we oversee a huge menu of training in mathematics teaching across the whole of the Kent and Medway regions. 

As Administrator, you will work with our Maths Hub Coordinator and Data Administrator to ensure that the hundreds of teachers training with us every year are able to access the highest quality programmes.  You’ll be arranging training sessions, ensuring delegates and facilitators have all they need and making sure that all our work meets the needs of our participants and their schools. Applicants should be professional, personable and committed to providing excellent service, and above all else, our appointed candidate will have a positive work ethic and can-do attitude. If you're as excited by this opportunity as we are, we'd love to hear from you!

The Administrator position is pivotal to the smooth running of our central office and our appointed candidate will embark on an Apprenticeship course, gaining a nationally recognised Level 3 qualification during their time in the post.

Apprenticeship Summary:

Annual wage:  £10,475 per annum (£12,500 full-time equivalent) 
Holiday allowance: Term Time only appointment, holidays to be taken during school holidays. 
Working week: Monday - Thursday, 9.00am – 5.00pm / Friday, 09:00 - 4.30pm
Total hours per week: 37 (including the 20% training element of the Apprenticeship)
Apprenticeship duration: Approx.18 months
Anticipated start date: As soon as possible (confirmed on appointment)
Apprenticeship level: Advanced Level Apprenticeship (Level 3)
Apprenticeship standard: Business & Administration
Positions: 1 available
Desired entry qualifications: GCSE grade C/4 or above in Maths, English and ICT

Please be aware that applicants that already have a Level 3 qualification in Business Administration / an equivalent to will not be eligible for this position.

Future prospects: This apprenticeship could be the start of a very promising career within the wider business and administration remit. We have every intention to offer a permanent contract following successful performance and completion of the Level 3 course with future opportunities to extend your training with a higher level Apprenticeship programme. We offer in-house Continuing Professional Development and you’ll be part of a highly experienced and efficient Executive Team – you’ll be learning from the very best!

Essential skills:

  • Excellent organisational and planning skills with outstanding attention to detail
  • Demonstrate a high level of initiative
  • Computer literacy in usual office applications
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Committed and enthusiastic
  • Excellent attendance and time-keeping record
  • Confidence in the use of social media​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Information about the trust

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2022, our Trust comprises 30 geographically organised academies (14 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating 20,000 students, and employing 3,000 talented staff. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training organisations, a large teaching school hub and is an accredited apprenticeship provider. Our future plans are found in our Vision 2030 document available on our website.​​​​​​​

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.

Click here to view the benefits available to all LAT employees from day one.

Our commitment to safeguarding: Leigh Academies Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process across all academies and business units which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates - you can read more about this in our Recruitment Guidance. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

​​​​​​Our commitment to equality and diversity: As a Trust, we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals, we all bring something unique to the role regardless of any protected characteristics which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise. We are committed to providing equality and fairness throughout our recruitment and employment practices and not discriminating on any grounds.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Olivia Couzins
  • Address:LAT Head Office,
    Carnation Road,
    ME2 2SX
  • Telephone: 01634 412240
  • Email: talent@latrust.org.uk



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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.