Administration Assistant - Safeguarding & Attendance
The St Leonards Academy

Closing date: 11/06/2021

Job posted date: 21/05/2021

Salary: East Sussex Grade 5 - £19,698 - £20,092

Employment type: Permanent

Hours per week: 37

Would you like to contribute to the smooth running of our academy?

The St Leonards Academy is looking to recruit an Administration Assistant for Safeguarding & Behaviour to join our friendly and enthusiastic team.  This is a varied role which will provide vital operational support to the academy. The role is working 37 hours per week, term time plus 5 extra days. Please note that as the salary will be pro-rata.

We are looking for a confident, self-motivated, and organised Administration Assistant. You will have:

  • maths and English GCSE Grade A- C or equivalent
  • good communication skills, both oral and written, and the ability to prioritise
  • knowledge of a range of computer applications including Microsoft Word and Excel.

The role of Administration Assistant plays an integral part in maintaining the vital functions of the academy to ensure that it runs smoothly and effectively. To succeed in this role, you will need to:

  • provide comprehensive administrative support
  • accurately input data into computerised systems, databases and spreadsheets and retrieve/cleanse data when necessary
  • provide cover and support for other members of the team as required.

About the St Leonards Academy  

Ofsted grade: Good (2017) 

The St Leonards Academy is a secondary school for 11 to 16- year olds in St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex. We have a clear vison of what creates successful learners and how to implement it. Our pupils are enthusiastic about learning and take pride in themselves. Our school values of potential, respect, integrity, determination and excellence run through everything we do. We are one of twenty TEEP Ambassador schools in the UK. Teacher Effectiveness Enhancement; that we have been selected as an ambassador school speaks volumes for how crucial a part of our culture teacher development is. We offer 300 student places each year and have a total capacity of 1500. We also host a special facility for up to 20 young people with physical disabilities and severe autism. 

​​​​​​​About the University of Brighton Academies Trust

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is the fifth largest multi-academy trust in the south east, with 15 infant, primary and secondary schools all graded by Ofsted as Good or Outstanding. We educate 7,700 children aged 3 months to 16 years and employ 1,200 staff across East and West Sussex.

Excellence, innovation and integrity are the values that guide us.  We work collaboratively to help our pupils, and everyone connected with our academies achieve excellence. By working together, sharing insights and best practice our schools support each other to improve. Read more about our vision and values

The University of Brighton is our sponsor.  We work closely with the University’s School of Education: in 2019 it was judged as Outstanding by Ofsted for all Initial Teacher Training and was awarded the Student Union’s school of the year.

Benefits we offer

We value our staff, investing in their training and development at all stages of their careers.

We place particular importance on providing opportunities for you to learn and grow, with a package that includes an annual personal development day, job-related apprenticeships to enhance your skillset, open access online training courses, and scholarships run in collaboration with the University of Brighton.  And when the time is right for you to take the next step in your career, we can help you to find the right opportunity in one of our 15 schools

The other benefits we offer Benefits, including our generous public sector pension schemes and family friendly policies, are designed to support you with work-life balance, wellbeing and the financial aspects of life.

Take a closer look.

Find out more

Download the job description and person specification below for more information about the role. 

If you would like to discuss the role then please contact Gail Ferguson, Academy Admin Manager at the St Leonards Academy via email: 

Closing date: 11th June 2021

To submit your application form, follow the ‘Apply for job’ link at the bottom of this page

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check.


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