Great Heights

Great Heights Academy Trust strives to always provide an inspirational, positive and welcoming environment where there is a sense of pride and fun and where everyone works together with confidence, enthusiasm and mutual respect’

Based at:  Great Heights Academy Trust, Riverside Mills, 1st Floor, Saddleworth Road, Elland HX5 0RY. With some requirement to work at the training offices in West Vale.

Business Support Officer

to the School Improvement Team, including SCITT and Research School Administration

Full time 37 hours per week, term time only plus 10 days

Scale 5, points 12-17 £21,764 – £23,851 (£24,496 – £26,845 FTE). Pay award pending

Great Heights Academy Trust is a growing multi-academy trust with seven schools in the West Yorkshire area with plans to further expand. In addition, we are home to a SCITT, Research School and an English Hub.

For a full profile of the MAT please visit our Website.

 An exciting opportunity has arisen within the central School Improvement Team, for an experienced Administrator to support the team, in particular the SCITT and Research School areas.

 As Business Support Officer, you will work as part of the team and provide business and administrative support to the Director of School Improvement.

The role will be the ‘face’ of the SCITT supporting teacher recruitment; trainees and the school’s delivery of the SCITT programmes and be responsible for the compliance with DFE requirements.

As part of a flexible team, supporting the Head of SCITT, the postholder will be responsible for maintaining records and updating databases in line with the Data Protection Act and will always act in accordance with agreed local and national policies and procedures. Managing the website and recruitment marketing, in order to promote the SCITT on a regular basis.

The Business Support Officer will also assist the Head of Research School with all aspects of the development and effective operation of the Research School functions, providing exceptional administrative support and play a lead role in communicating with our partner schools, organising events and social media campaigns.

We require someone who:

  • Has at least 3 years’ experience in an administrative role.
  • Is experienced in working in a busy office environment and dealing with multiple work streams.
  • Has experience of successfully networking and building relationships with other organisations or institutions.
  • Has excellent organisational and planning skills with the ability to prioritise, multi-task, work independently and demonstrate initiative.
  • Has experience of coordinating events and marketing.
  • Is an effective team player, possessing excellent interpersonal skills.

What we offer:

  • The opportunity to work with a progressive and forward thinking, Multi Academy Trust.
  • Opportunities for development and career progression.
  • Benefits include – generous holiday entitlement (29 days plus bank holidays, rising to 34 days after 5 years’ service), contributory pension through West Yorkshire Pension Fund.

Great Heights Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants to posts that are exempted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act will require a DBS (formerly CRB) from the Disclosure and Barring Service, the appropriate pre-employment checks that will include references from previous employers, confirmation of the right to work in the UK before the appointment is confirmed.

The Trust strives to create an inclusive working environment for all and is committed to being an equal opportunities employer, celebrating and promoting diversity.

We are committed to ensuring security and protection of personal data, in line with the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Personal data will be used for the purpose of recruitment and employment processing.

To Apply

If you would like to learn more about the post, please download our application pack here.

Please return your completed application form by email to Katherine Humphreys, HR Manager or alternatively post to: Great Heights Academy Trust, Riverside Mills, 1st Floor, Saddleworth Road, Elland, HX5 0RY marking the envelope ‘FAO Katherine Humphreys’

Closing date for applications: 9.00am on Monday Friday 21st April 2023

Interviews: Wednesday 26th April 2023

 If you would like further information about the role, please email Dani Worthington, Director of School Improvement or telephone on 01422 761019 (from Monday 17th April 2023) 

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