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HR Administrator (Apprentice) - Full-time

Leigh Academies Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F63-128-S
  • Posted:02/12/2022
  • Pay:£12,500 per annum + 25 days annual leave
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:06/02/2023 at 23:45
  • Interviews:TBC


The People Services Team (HR) at Leigh Academies Trust is expanding and we have a fantastic opportunity to appoint an HR Administrator who will work specifically within our Learning & Development Team (L&D). This is a brand new role within our People Services Team, and it’s a chance to join an L&D function at its early stages (we’ll be a small team of 3 to begin with!)

As this role is offered as an apprenticeship, we don’t require our successful candidate to have any prior experience in HR or L&D, rather we are looking to appoint someone who is a real people-person, strives to go over and above to help people and is keen to learn a range of new skills.  We’re hiring for the right attitude - this is so important to us. You’ll work towards completing a nationally recognised qualification In Learning and Development, Level 3. Click here to read more about the apprenticeship programme. For this role, the off-the-job training is delivered online (there is no requirement to attend day or block release at a different location). 

The team’s overall purpose is to ensure that all staff have access to and receive the necessary training and development opportunities that ensure they can perform their role to the best of their abilities, and can meet the changing needs of the education sector.  We already have a number of training and development opportunities in place at LAT which are delivered by our partner organisations, but now we need to bring them all together and make them easily accessible to 3,000 staff members.   

The range of tasks our L&D Administrator will be doing on a day-to-day basis will be varied; you’ll be helping to schedule events one minute and running reports on the completion of online courses the next. You’ll work with accuracy and professionalism, but not be afraid to ask for help.  

The role is based at Leigh Academies Trust Head Office in Strood, Rochester. LAT has adopted a hybrid approach for Head Office staff with 4 days being based in the office and one day working from home - the day from home for this role is a Monday.  The working basis of the role is 37 hours per week throughout the full year; Monday - Friday 8.00am - 4.30pm (with an early finish of 4.00pm on Fridays and during school holidays). 

Our successful candidate will receive;

  • A starting salary of £12,500 per annum whilst on the 18-month apprenticeship programme, increasing to a minimum of £19,788 thereafter
  • 25 days annual leave per annum plus bank holidays, which increases to 30 days with length of service
  • Further career development and training opportunities to suit your needs and career objectives
  • A full range of benefits, available to all LAT employees (click here to view)​​​​​​​

Please note that all applications must be submitted electronically via our e-recruitment system; we cannot accept CVs or speculative emails outside of this system.  

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.