About the role: Leigh Academies Trust have a fantastic opportunity to appoint an HR Administrator (Maternity Cover) who will join our experienced HR Operations Team based in Strood, Kent. The purpose of this role is to undertake all generalist HR Administration activities and is suitable for an outstanding administrator that is now looking to progress into a more varied and dynamic role. We can offer you an incredibly supportive environment and the chance to gain strong experience in an HR capacity.
Please note that although our HR Department fundamentally support our Academies during term time, we work all year round so please only apply for the role if you can accommodate a typical business working pattern i.e full-time, 52 weeks per year.
It is strongly desirable that you have previous experience within the education sector, and desirable to have undertaken some CIPD studies. As a Trust, we feel it is important to hire with the right attitude which is why we will be looking for someone that is enthusiastic, focused, reliable and resilient to the day to day pressures that a busy HR function brings.
This position is offered on a 12 month maternity cover contract, starting as soon as possible. Interviews may be conducted on a rolling basis, therefore, early applications are strongly encouraged.
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. When we recruit we look for specific experiences and qualities, however, we also place importance in diversity as we recognise the importance of people bringing their own diverse backgrounds, experiences, perspectives and ideas to the Trust.
In return we can offer:
Mentoring and guidance where needed
A chance to help shape HR processes
Opportunity to work within a fully centralised HR service
The chance to join a supportive, knowledgeable and personable team
Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2021, our Trust will comprise 29 geographically organised academies (12 secondaries, 15 primaries and 2 special) educating over 16,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training providers and a large teaching school. Click here to view our future plans in our Vision 2025 document.
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.
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.
All roles within the Trust are subject to an Enhanced DBS check in addition to other pre-employment checks.
Recruitment and hiring during COVID-19: Despite the challenges we face, recruitment and hiring will continue for all Leigh Academies Trust vacancies with as little disruption as possible over the coming weeks and months. This is for all senior, teaching and support staff appointments. Applications will still be reviewed and interviews conducted in a timely manner, although interview activities will vary. If you have any queries or concerns, please get in touch with the LAT Talent Team - [email protected]
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.