Academy: Leeds East Academy
Job Title: Receptionist / Admin Assistant
Grade: B1 £18,795 - £19,554 Pro Rata £16,825 - £17,504 TTO plus 15 days
8.00am – 4.00 pm
Accountable to: Office Manager
Leeds East Academy is a diverse and vibrant school community which has recently been judged as ‘Good’ across all areas of the Ofsted framework. In the Ofsted report inspectors commented; 'Leaders' aspirations for the school are high. They are determined that all of their pupils, regardless of background, will achieve as highly as possible. Leaders have created an ambitious and optimistic culture across the school'. Over the last 3 years three years the school has been on a rapid journey of improvement securing a progress 8 score in 2018 in line with the national average. Housed within a state-of-the-art new school building, Leeds East Academy is now the premier choice of school for families in the local area. Leeds East Academy is also a highly desirable and dynamic world-class establishment for ambitious education professionals, who will be joining one of the most productive, supportive and talented leadership teams in the country.
Role: To contribute to key objectives of the Academy by efficiently and professionally managing a busy reception area and switchboard, undertake administration duties and ensure compliance with safeguarding protocols.
General Duties and Responsibilities:
- Act as the first point of contact for parents and visitors providing a courteous, professional, calm and friendly service
- Retrieving telephone messages/emails, taking telephone messages and dealing with basic telephone enquiries
- Provide an excellent customer service to parents, colleagues and visitors to the academy
- Signing in and out of visitors and contractors complying with LEA safeguarding protocols
- To promote equality, diversity and inclusion and demonstrate this within the role
- To assist with afterschool events including Meet your Form Tutor Day and Parents Evening
Part of The White Rose Academies Trust - the most rapidly improved family of schools in the region - Leeds East Academy is accelerating on a thrilling journey, which will ultimately see the school, its staff and its students, secure an Ofsted rating of outstanding by 2020.
We're securing our 2020 vision for Outstanding by growing our family of exceptional education professionals; dedicated specialists and passionate leaders with the shared goal of transforming future prospects for the next generation in West Yorkshire.
We provide exceptional life training; harnessing the skills and fortifying the aspirations of young people, who we know will transform the region and provide a positive, progressive contribution to society
The White Rose Academies Trust is a local Trust dedicated to raising and fulfilling the ambitions of young people. Our academies throughout Leeds are at the heart of the communities they serve, which is why we are committed to delivering an outstanding education to every one of our students.
The Trust employs over 370 outstanding professionals who are committed to unlocking the potential of the next generation.
We benefit hugely from our sponsor, The Luminate Education Group, which is one of the largest and most successful FE/HE College Groups in the UK. Our sponsor provides leadership and operational support and advice to all our Academies. They also share our vision of creating a truly Outstanding Trust.
As a Trust, we also work very closely with the Outstanding GORSE Academies Trust through our membership of the GORSE SCITT and via accessing the Stephen Longfellow Academy Provision.
Closing Date: 4th September 2019 – 9.00 am
Shortlisting Date: W/C 2nd September 2019
Interview Date: 6th / 9th September 2019
Start Date: ASAP
For more information, please visit our website. To apply, please complete the application form and return by the closing date of 4th September 2019 at 9.00am. Please note we are unable to accept CV’s.
PLEASE NOTE THE REQUIREMENT TO ATTACH YOUR APPLICATION FORM AS A SEPARATE DOCUMENT TO YOUR EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES FORM WHEN EMAILING YOUR APPLICATION TO US
Leeds East Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.