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Business Administrator

£10,302 per annum

Lenham, Maidstone, Kent

The Lenham School

The Lenham School is a secondary school based in Lenham, committed to providing a supportive and inclusive environment for its students. As part of our dedication to excellence, we are seeking a Level 3 Business Administration Apprentice to join our team, supporting both our reception and Special Educational Needs (SEN) administration departments.

Job Summary:
As a Business Administration Apprentice, you will play a vital role in ensuring the smooth operation of our school's reception area while also providing crucial administrative support to our SEN department. This multifaceted role requires a friendly and professional demeanour, excellent organisational skills, and the ability to adapt to the dynamic environment of a secondary school setting.

Key Responsibilities:

Main Duties:
Act as the first point of contact for all visitors to the school, ensuring a welcoming and professional experience.
Operate entry intercom and oversee school signing-in procedures for visitors and students.
Manage switchboard, take messages, and handle routine inquiries efficiently.
Assist with sorting and distributing incoming post, maintaining accurate records as necessary.
Utilise Outlook to schedule meetings for staff and visitors, and manage the school office email account.
Support the SEN department with administrative tasks including Annual Review and Records of Outcomes processes, as well as data management.
Attend and actively participate in relevant meetings as required.
Perform additional duties as directed by the Office Manager or Headteacher.
Support for the Trust:
Adhere to policies and procedures related to child protection, health and safety, security, and confidentiality.
Contribute to the overall ethos, work, and mission statement of the Trust.
Participate in the school's appraisal process and engage in training and development activities as required.

Uphold the Trust's commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

Excellent communication skills, with the ability to interact effectively with diverse stakeholders while maintaining confidentiality.
Demonstrated flexibility, initiative, and a positive attitude, even under pressure.
Warm and welcoming demeanour, with strong interpersonal skills.
Effective time management and self-organisation abilities.
Proactive approach to self-improvement and professional development.
Capacity to provide helpful and professional advice and instruction.
A caring, positive, and collaborative team player.

This is an exceptional opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to kick-start their career in business administration within a supportive educational environment. If you are passionate about making a difference and possess the required skills and attributes, we encourage you to apply.

Job Title: Level 3 Business Administration Apprentice - Reception and SEN Administration
Working hours: 8am-4pm Monday-Thursday 8am-3:30am Friday.
*Term Time Only*
Company: The Lenham School
Location: Lenham, Kent
Apprenticeship Provider: LAT Apprenticeships
Duration: 17 months
Type: Full-time, Apprenticeship (Term time only)
Salary: £10,302 pro rata (£12,347 FTE)
Education Requirement: English and Maths GCSE at Grade C/4 or Level 2 Functional Skills equivalent.
Job Type: Apprenticeship
Pay: £10,302.00 per year
Expected hours: 37 per week
Monday to Friday
Application question(s):
What interests you in this position?
What grades have you achieved in English and Maths? (C/4 or Level 2 Functional Skills is required)
How long would your commute be?
Work Location: In person
Expected start date: 03/06/2024

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