Receptionist and Admin Assistant

Leeds East Academy

B1.4 - .6 £18,795 - £19,554 Pro Rata £16,825 - £17,161 Term Time Only plus 15 days

37 hours per week.

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'. 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 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 establishment for ambitious education professionals, who will be joining a forward thinking organisation committed to securing the highest educational, professional and personal standards for the community we serve.


We are looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious individual to manage our main Reception with the highest levels of professionalism and efficiency, also supporting with general office and administration tasks.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Act as the first point of contact for parents and visitors providing a courteous, professional, calm and friendly service

  • Retrieve telephone messages/emails and dealing with basic telephone enquiries

  • Liaise with students/staff/visitors on a daily basis

  • Signing visitors and contractors in and out of the academy whilst complying with LEA safeguarding protocols

  • Provide an excellent customer service to parents, colleagues and visitors to the academy

  • Promote equality, diversity and inclusion and demonstrate this within the role.

  • Be jointly responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of students

  • Maintain manual and computerised records/management information systems

  • Undertake general office duties as required

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 World Class.

We are securing our 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 almost 400 outstanding professionals who are committed to unlocking the potential of the next generation.

We benefit hugely from our sponsor, Leeds City College which, along with the White Rose Academies Trust, is part of the Luminate Education Group. Other members of the group include Leeds College of Music, Keighley College and Harrogate College. Our sponsor provides leadership and operational support and advice to all our academies. They also share our vision of creating a truly outstanding Trust.

Closing Date: 13th July 2020 - 9am

Shortlisting: 14th July 2020

Interview Date: 16th/17th July 2020

Start Date: 1st September 2020

To apply, please complete the application form and return to by the closing date. Please note we are unable to accept CV’s.


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