Administration Assistant (The Discovery Academy)

The Discovery Academy, Discovery Drive, Stoke-on-Trent, ST2 0GA
Level 3, Actual Salary (£18,887 to £19,264)
28 Jul 2022
09 Sep 2022
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern

Principal: Mr R Kelsall

Required: As soon as possible

 Administration Assistant

Level 3, 37 hours per week, Whole Year

Actual Salary (£18,887 to £19,264)




The Discovery Academy is seeking to appoint a committed and enthusiastic Administration Assistant to give support to an extremely busy and challenging Academy Office. There is potential for the right candidate to work across The Trust. You will need to have a calm and flexible attitude to work as well as being highly organised and able to effectively prioritise workloads.  Experience of working with Microsoft Office and good skills in excel and word are desirable. A knowledge of SIMS and customer service skills would be highly beneficial. You will also be required to administer First Aid, training can be given for this.


At the Discovery Academy our guiding principle is to ‘expect excellence’ in everything that we do, to ensure our students ‘Aspire’. ‘Aspire’ represents the aims, values and behaviours that we strive towards (Ambitious; Skilled; Positive; Independent; Respectful; Equipped) and our curriculum is designed to support students in reaching these. Alongside a curriculum that offers breadth and ambition, strong pastoral support ensures students are kept safe and are well looked after and ensures a sense of family is felt throughout the Academy.


The Academy boasts outstanding facilities, a state-of-the-art learning environment and was judged ‘Good’ following an inspection by Ofsted in January 2019. Our growth programme includes a £2 million additional teaching facility, as well as the benefits a large Academy can offer, such as a comprehensive professional development and leadership opportunities. The Alpha Academies Trust offers a benefits package which includes a good pension scheme with a current employer contribution of 27.2%, discounted gym membership, free on-site parking, subsidised meals and Cyclescheme. Annual leave entitlement starts from 27 days, increasing to 32 days after 5 years’ service.


The Alpha Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its employees and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service along with other stringent vetting and induction processes.


If you feel that the position is of an interest, you have the right experience and skills and are ready for fresh challenges, then we would love to hear from you.  For an application form and recruitment pack please see our website,  Should you need any further information regarding your application please contact our Recruitment Team by email at

Visits to our Academy are warmly welcomed, please contact the Academy to arrange a mutually convenient appointment. 


The Alpha Academies Trust requires an application form to be completed, please note CV’s alone will not be accepted. Should you wish to apply, completed application forms should be sent to quoting the job reference number detailed above.


Closing Date for this Post: Friday 9th September 2022 at 9:00am
Interview Date: To Be Confirmed


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