People Administrator (HR)

Milestone Academy, Longfield, Kent, DA3 8JZ

2 days remaining to apply

  • Application deadline

    23 May 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    10 May 2022

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Actual salary £14,238 per annum (£18,846 full time equivalent)

People Administrator (HR) job summary

About the role: ​​​​​​​Milestone Academy has a fantastic opportunity to appoint a People Administrator (HR) who will join our team based in New Ash Green, Kent. The purpose of this role is to provide effective administration support to the academy, having a primary focus on absence management. It is desirable that you have previous HR experience.

As an academy 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 school brings.

Responsibilities of this role include:

Manage the absence line for staff calling in sick.
Check the availability and arrange, in liaison with the Vice Principal, relief staff to cover absences.
Authorise timesheets and invoices for agency staff (Teaching Assistant’s only).
Collect relief staff timesheets, reviewing them, authorising them and submitting them to Finance on a monthly basis.
Collate leave of absence forms, updating the absence spreadsheet and ensuring that they have been authorised by both the line manager and Assistant Principal. Submitting them to the Principal for authorising and ensuring they are recorded accurately.
Supporting interviews and arranging relevant documentation.
The basis for this role is permanent, Term Time + 1 week inset, 32.5 hours per week with an actual salary of £14,238 per annum (£18,846 full time equivalent). Please be aware that we would require the successful candidate to start at 7.30am.​​​​​​​

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About Milestone Academy

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 19
Education phase
School size
362 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 19

Working for Milestone Academy: Milestone Academy is a large special school for pupils with Profound, Severe and Complex needs, and is part of Leigh Academies Trust. We currently have 385 pupils on roll aged between the ages of 2 and 19. Milestone Academy has been judged as Outstanding by Ofsted at our last three inspections. Click here to view our website and learn more about Milestone Academy.

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2021, our Trust comprises 31 geographically organised academies (15 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating 20,000 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 organisations, a large teaching school hub and is an accredited apprenticeship provider. 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.

Click here to view the range of benefits available to all LAT staff.

Our commitment to safeguarding: Leigh Academies Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process across all academies and business units. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

Our commitment to equality and diversity: As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals, we all bring something unique to the role regardless of any protected characteristics which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise. We are committed to providing equality and fairness throughout our recruitment and employment practices and not to discriminate on any grounds.

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.

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