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Personal Assistant to Principal Designate - Fixed Term

Leigh Academies Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F63-210-S
  • Posted:16/02/2024
  • Pay:£27,007 - £29,904, commensurate with experience
  • Start Date:April 2024
  • App Close Date:26/02/2024 at 15:00
  • Interviews:TBC


We have an exciting new opportunity for a Personal Assistant to join us in April 2024. The overarching purpose of this role is to provide a high-level of support to the Principal Designate and to support other staff in a positive and proactive way demonstrating a high level of initiative, competence and confidentiality across a broad range of activities. The successful candidate must be able to work to a highly professional and organised standard.

This is a unique opportunity to join and be the Personal Assistant in a highly successful and well-established multi-academy trust. The role is a busy one; we need an individual who can turn their hand to all requirements, and who can be flexible with day-to-day duties. Our ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and will manage the smooth day-to-day running of the administration process.

The working hours for this position will be 8:00am - 4:00pm, Monday to Thursday and 8:00am - 3:30pm on a Friday, with a 30-minute lunch each day. The salary offered is £27,007 - £29,904, commensurate with experience. Please note, this will be a fixed-term position from April until September 2024.

To find out more about the role and to schedule an informal telephone call, please contact Rachel Cribben (Recruitment Advisor) on rachel.cribben@latrust.org.uk or 01634 412 200.

Information about the trust

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2023, our Trust comprises 31 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.

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

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Holly Neve
  • 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 Education.