Lead Administrator

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time - term time plus specified days
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
05/09/2021 12:00
£22,627 - £24,491 per annum, pro rata (actual £19,842 - £21,477)
Hours per week:
37 hours per week
Job Category:
Schools - Support
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Prosper Learning Trust, Linhope Road, West Denton, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE5 2LW
Post Number:
Number of posts:
Closing date:
5 Sep
Further Information

This school has Academy status and is part of Prosper Learning Trust; the employer will be the Multi Academy Trust.

Prosper Learning Trust
Linhope Road
West Denton
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE5 2LW.

37 hours per week term time only plus 10 additional days as directed by the school.

Fixed term from 1 November 2021 – 31st August 2022

Prosper Learning Trust are looking to appoint a suitably qualified and highly motivated professional to the post of Lead Administrator to the busy office at Mary Astell Academy, commencing as soon as possible. Mary Astell is an alternative provision for Keystage 3 and Keystage 4 pupils. The school office is open from 8.00 am to 4.30 pm and the successful candidate will be expected to ensure the office is covered across these times. This post is initially to provide additional support to the office and then to act as Lead Administrator for a period of maternity absence.

The successful candidate will be an experienced administrator who is proactive and highly organised in their work. For this post excellent inter-personal skills are essential, with the ability to work under pressure and manage time effectively including supporting others within the team. The ideal candidate will be expected to organise and supervise the administrative systems within the school and contribute to the planning, development and monitoring of support services.

The successful candidate will:
• Be expected to demonstrate flexibility and be available to work additional hours to accommodate occasional evening and special events e.g. CPD sessions, meetings
• Be creative and able to problem solve
• Be able to plan for and implement new initiatives
• Have proven skills at managing systems
• Be experienced in school administration and resource management
• Have the ability to manage their time effectively, use initiative and be professional with a flexible attitude

We would like to hear from those candidates who feel that they can demonstrate the characteristics and skills we are looking for and hold the relevant qualifications to meet the demands of this post.

We are strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate will be required to undergo a range of recruitment checks and to obtain an Enhanced Certificate of Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service. As this post involves working with children, vulnerable adults or dealing with sensitive information, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection.

For an informal discussion about this post please contact Jennifer McCreery (Trust Operations Manager) on 0191 229 6020 (option 7).

Application packs are available on our website www.prosperlearningtrust.co.uk

Completed applications should be returned to HRadmin@prosperlearningtrust.co.uk or by post to Prosper Learning Trust, c/o Thomas Bewick School, Linhope Road, West Denton, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE5 2LW. Please mark your application “Private and Confidential”.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 5th September 2021

It is anticipated that interviews will be held: week commencing 13th September 2021