Employment type: Part-time: 30 hours per week, term time + 1 week
Salary: £21,592 - £23,091
Closing date: Sunday 25 February 2024
Interview date: Tuesday 5 March 2024
We are looking for a highly efficient and experienced administrative assistant at our alternative provision academy in Thurrock. As a small academy, on average 30 students are periodically entered for exams. This role will ensure the smooth running of the administration associated with public and internal exams, and liaising with teachers, students, parents and examination boards. In addition, the successful candidate will support the office manager and receptionist with general office administrative duties.
- The closing time and date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Sunday, 25 February
- Interviews will be held at Olive AP Academy - Thurrock on Tuesday 5 March
Olive Academies is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. To this end, both an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and a Barred List check are required for this role. We particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups.
A message from our CEO
Thank you for your interest in applying for a job at Olive AP Academy - Thurrock. Olive Academies is a not-for-profit multi-academy trust, approved by the Department for Education. Established in 2013, it is one of the first academy sponsors specialising in alternative provision (AP) in England. We have five academies in the East England and North East London region – in Cambridge, Havering, Thurrock, Suffolk and Wisbech, as well as an outreach service.
Our AP academies attract staff who care about removing barriers to learning. From teachers, trustees and senior leaders to administrators and support staff, everyone has a role to play in the success of individual academies and the OA network as a whole. Our staff have the opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable children and young people.
At Olive Academies we want to ensure that young people can reach their potential in a supportive, inclusive and nurturing environment. This is reflected in our values:
- Conviction – everyone has the capacity to reach their potential
- Determination – not giving up on those who have not experienced success in their lives
- Ambition – all challenges can be overcome and education is an important lifeline journey
- Reflection – learning from experiences and developing a capacity to improve further
Olive Academies provides all staff with access to a wide range of CPD and training opportunities. We value our staff as professionals and collaborative work is the key to our success - we want our staff to support each other, to share best practice, to work alongside local schools and agencies, to engage the local community and support families.
Olive Academies is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all our staff to share this commitment.
If you are someone who thrives on challenges and believes in the potential of all young people, then we look forward to receiving your application.
CEO, Olive Academies
Download the job pack
To find out more about this rewarding role, download the Administrative Assistant job pack.
Please note; we are unable to accept CVs.
The closing time and date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Sunday, 25 February
Interviews will be held at Olive AP Academy - Thurrock on Tuesday 5 March
Arrange an informal discussion
If you would like to visit the academy, or for an informal discussion about the role, please contact Susie Tyler, Office Manager:
T: 01708 853781
What is it like to work at Olive Academies?
We value all our staff and offer:
- a close and supportive team in a working environment where your wellbeing is a priority
- access to a range of employee benefits
- flexible working patterns and part-time positions
- high quality CPD, strong links to mainstream schools and opportunities for career progression
- access to one-to-one coaching
- an organisation which is values driven and has children at the centre of everything we do
- the freedom to be innovative without the constraints of a mainstream curriculum.
Our recruitment process
Olive Academies is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young people in our academies. You can find out about our robust recruitment procedures and checks for appointing staff and volunteers in our Safer Recruitment and Selection Statement and in our safeguarding policy.
As part of any recruitment process, we collect and process personal data relating to job applicants. We are committed to being transparent about how we collect and use that data and to meeting our data protection obligations. For more information, please read our Candidate Privacy Statement