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About this role: We have a rare opportunity for a talented and suitably experienced PA to the Executive Principal to start with us in the new year. This is a key role with the main responsibility being to provide a high-level of support to the Executive Principal and also their wider Leadership Team. Our successful candidate will operate in a positive and proactive way demonstrating a high level of initiative, competence and confidentiality across all areas of activities by the 4 Academies. You must be able to work to a highly professional and organised standard at all times. The base location for this role will be at one of our Primary Academies in the Maidstone cluster and you will be supporting the Executive Principal to oversee all 4 of the Academies. This is a great opportunity for either those with experience in the education sector, or alternatively a candidate who is seeking to get into this sector and has the transferable skills.
The working basis of this role is full-time (37 hours per week) on a Term Time Only basis. Please consult the Job Description for clarification about the responsibilities and duties of the role. Occasionally, our successful candidate may also be required to travel between sites.
Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: Leigh Academies Trust currently consists of 18 academies across the South-East, with the imminent merger with The Williamson Trust and a further 3 academies in pre-opening phase. It is responsible for the education of over 15,000 pupils from ages 3 to 19 and seeks excellence in all that it does. Its mission is to shape the lives of young people for the better and in doing so, transform the communities in which they live. Its academies have benefited from over £100m of capital investment and are privileged to employ over 2,500 highly talented staff between them. For more information on working for the Trust please visit our careers pages.
Do you like the sound of the role but not sure if the education sector is for you? The majority of our Head Office employees have had private sector careers before joining Leigh Academies Trust and have found the following when joining the education world;
"I have thoroughly enjoyed moving from the private sector to a multi-academy trust almost three years ago. The LAT Team work fantastically for the benefit of over 15,000 students and everyone has a unique and varied background. I get great satisfaction knowing the work I do is keeping students safe and providing good quality buildings for staff and students to occupy. There’s more to education than meets the eye.” (Central Business Team Employee)
“We operate like a normal business within Head Office and the best part about it is that all of our hard work and efforts are for the direct benefit of our 15,000+ students, not for our shareholders’ pockets. They say working in education is rewarding and you don’t have to be a teacher to experience that! The relationships you build with colleagues in this sector is like no other and I’ve found them to be the most enduring in my career.” (Central HR Team Employee)
Working for Langley Park Primary Academy: Leigh Academies Trust were chosen by the Regional Schools Commissioner as the successful sponsor to operate the brand new Langley Park Primary Academy. The new Academy opened in September 2016 and is built under ‘Basic Need’ to address rising pupil numbers across the area. The School has two forms of entry and comprises a nursery, specialist centre for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders and community use facilities.
The Academy is based in a new development of housing in South East Maidstone. Importantly, the new Academy is just a very short drive from three primary academies: Molehill, Oaks and Tree Tops. Langley Park joined LAT’s group of primary academies in South Maidstone under the leadership of Debbie Biggenden as Lead Principal. All four schools are be part of LAT’s developing Central Kent Cluster.
What are we looking for in you? As a Trust, we seek to recruit talented individuals that can not only help to build the success of our academies but also people that are engaging and passionate about what they do.
Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have the opportunity to collaborate with your peers and share best practice at Academy level 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 will also be expected to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation. As part of the 'cluster' structure, all of our academies are grouped together in key geographical area to enable them to be able to support each other and share resources. It also offers staff access to career opportunities across the Trust allowing them to progress their career without switching employers. For more information on working for the Trust please visit our careers pages
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.
The academy is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.
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