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Business Admin Apprentice - Term Time

Bligh Primary School, Strood

  • Ref:MED887-2537-54S
  • Posted:08/06/2023
  • Pay:apprenticeship wage - £5.28 per hour
  • Start Date:September 2023
  • App Close Date:07/07/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:10th July 2023


Business Administration Apprentice , Level 3 

Working Hours: 30 hours per week, 39 weeks per year.

Contract: 17 month fixed term contract

Anticipated start date: September 2023

We have a great opportunity for a Business Administration Apprentice to join our friendly and supportive school team. We are looking for dynamic, committed and friendly people to be in this front-facing role in our school, working as part of our admin team.

This is a varied role, where you will provide a friendly, welcoming first point of contact for parents/carers, visitors and staff. Gaining a wide range of administration experiences you will be dealing with all manner of enquiries in person, via telephone or email. It is essential you have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to remain calm, professional and patient, and above all to have a good sense of humour in order to maintain the smooth and efficient running of the reception areas. You must be able to respect confidential information relating to staff, pupils and families.

Our school is part of Maritime Academy Trust, a charitable education trust with schools across Greenwich, Bexley, Kent and Medway. As an education charity, we are fully committed to advancing education for the public benefit. It is our mission to empower our schools with the means to drive ever greater and more enjoyable outcomes for children.

We are looking for someone with:-  

  • 5 GCSEs including Maths & English or equivalent at Grade C or above
  • Good IT skills  
  • The ability to work as part of a team  
  • Good verbal and written communications skills 

In return we offer:  

  • A supportive apprenticeship programme 
  • A Level 3 qualification in Business Administration
  • A positive, friendly and happy working environment  
  • Ongoing CPD  
  • A comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme. 

Further information, including a job description can be found in the attached candidate information pack. 

Maritime Academy Trust embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

The Trust and its academies are committed to recruiting with care and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The post is subject to a successful Enhanced DBS check and pre-employment checks may be undertaken before an appointment is confirmed

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate prior to the closing date. We only accept applications submitted online via the TES website and which are completed before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Information about the school

Bligh Primary School forms part of the Maritime Academy Trust, a multi-academy trust that is committed to making sure that education is meaningful.

Our Trust is made up of 11 primary schools located in Greenwich, Bexley and Kent. Though our schools may be different with their own in-school culture and community spirit, they all work harmoniously and collaboratively together within a curriculum that ensures each and every child is being equipped with leadership and life skills. At Maritime, we do this by empowering schools to drive more meaningful and enjoyable outcomes for children by having great people working for us, who commit to working hard to make an impact whatever the school and whatever the role.

We are thriving two form entry school which has been selected by the DFE to ‘grow’ to a three form entry school due to its good and outstanding statuses. By 2023 Bligh Primary will be a full three form entry school.

Our key objective at Bligh Primary School is to equip all our children with the key skills of communication and collaboration as well as being community minded. We expect all our adults to provide the children with first hand experiences, knowledge and the necessary skills to articulate what they have learnt in a clear and informative way. This is developed through our clear teaching and learning focus on communication, community and collaboration.

Every child is recognised as a unique individual. We welcome and celebrate differences within our school community. The ability to learn is underpinned by our HEART values. Bligh is a school with HEART. Honesty, Empathy, Achievement, Resilience and Teamwork. We believe that these personal characteristics are essential in forming positive adult lives.

Our community is an essential part of the curriculum, which is why we chose to focus on using the surrounding local area to deepen the children’s understanding, making them experts of their locality throughout their learning journey.

Children leave Bligh with a sense of belonging, the ability to work independently, in pairs or as part of a team in collaboration. They can communicate effectively what they have learnt, gather a wealth of knowledge and skills through all areas of the curriculum. They have a clear understanding and knowledge of the community around them, their place within it and the opportunities it presents.

Maritime Academy Trust embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

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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 Education.