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Administration Apprentice

The Discovery Academy
18th August 2021
Discovery Drive, Stoke-on-Trent, ST2 0GA
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Actual Salary £8,273.20
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Principal: Mr R Kelsall

Required: As Soon As Possible

Administration Apprentice

37 Hours per week, Actual Salary £8,273.20

The Discovery Academy is seeking to appoint a committed and enthusiastic Administration Apprentice to give support to their extremely busy and office and reception. The successful applicant will provide full administrative support as well as assisting in all daily clerical functions within the Academy.

The successful candidate will also support the Examination Department in all administrative tasks as required.

Other Duties include:

  • Act as first point of contact for visitors to the Academy and those making contact by telephone
  • Receive, sign for, sort and distribute post coming into the Academy
  • Ensure all telephone messages are recorded, including students’ absences and to pass messages to the appropriate person
  • Minute taking and the production of minutes
  • Operate and service (with toner, paper etc.) all machinery in Reprographics/ Administration areas and to contact engineers to keep all machinery in working order

At the Discovery Academy our guiding principle is to ‘expect excellence’ in everything that we do, to ensure our students ‘Aspire’. ‘Aspire’ represents the aims, values and behaviours that we strive towards (Ambitious; Skilled; Positive; Independent; Respectful; Equipped) and our curriculum is designed to support students in reaching these. Alongside a curriculum that offers breadth and ambition, strong pastoral support ensures students are kept safe and are well looked after and ensures a sense of family is felt throughout the Academy.

The Academy boasts outstanding facilities, a state-of-the-art learning environment and was judged ‘Good’ following an inspection by Ofsted in January 2019. Our growth programme includes a £2 million additional teaching facility, as well as the benefits a large Academy can offer, such as a comprehensive professional development and leadership opportunities.

The Alpha Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its employees and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service along with other stringent vetting and induction processes.

If you feel that the position is of an interest, you have the right experience and skills and are ready for fresh challenges, then we would love to hear from you.

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