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Clerical Assistant - Leek High School

Leek High School
Leek, Staffordshire
£22,366, pro rata: £19,422, £11.59 p/h.
Closing date
18 Feb 2024

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The Talentum Learning Trust, consisting of nine schools including Churnet View Middle School, Leek High School and Westwood College, is set in the beautiful surroundings of the Staffordshire Moorlands. Leek High School is a well-established 13-19 secondary school and is currently on a journey of growth and development.

Position: Clerical Assistant

Start Date: As soon as possible

Contract Type: Fixed term, with a view to becoming permanent

Hours: 37 hours per week, term time hours inc Inset days

Pay: Grade 1, SCP 2, 45.28 pay weeks: Full time equivalent salary:
£22,366, pro rata: £19,422, £11.59 p/h.

Allowance: n/a

Location: Leek High School; however, you may on occasions be required to
cover duties at other schools across the Trust

Line Manager: School Business Manager

We are recruiting for a clerical assistant to join our team at Leek High School, the ideal candidate will:
 have administrative experience in a school, though training will be provided;
 have excellent communication skills;
 be motivated and self-driven;
 have high levels of accuracy and an eye for detail;
 be able to follow instructions;
 be flexible and adaptable;
 have high expectations of themselves and their team;
 be a team player.

Duties will include providing a warm welcome in reception, handling telephone and email enquiries, assisting with targets relating to attendance, maintaining pupil data systems and general administrative duties. The ideal candidate will be used to working in a busy environment and working under pressure and you’ll be able to adapt positively to the challenges and demands of a busy school.

We are currently on a journey of improvement and require highly motivated, passionate and committed people to help us drive a culture of continuous and sustained improvement in all educational areas. This is an opportunity for you to make significant impact on the progress and attainment of our students and on the development of our school. We strive to inspire our students to have high aspirations for themselves, to believe that they deserve the best from life and to help them achieve their dreams.

We expect our staff to be determined and caring. In this role you will be expected to:
 Promote and safeguard the welfare of children
 Comply with school policies and procedures
 Be a positive role model for students and staff
 Work closely with parents/carers and other professionals

We can offer you:

 A friendly school community with delightful students and supportive parents

 A unified and collaborative staff team

 Excellent professional development opportunities
 Free on-site parking

 Pension contributions at 26.20% of gross pay

 Staff room facilities

 An incredible site with acres of land which includes grass pitches and woodland areas

 Shared access to a multi-use astro turf pitch

The Trust is an equal opportunities employer committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and this position is subject to: an Enhanced Disclosure check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and two satisfactory professional references. A social media check will be conducted for the successful candidate. We reserve the right to withdraw this post at any time.

Closing date for applications is 18th February 2024

Interviews take place w/c 19th February 2024

We do not accept CVs. Please raise any queries with Thirza Eades, School Business Manager at and submit completed applications for the attention of Mr Graham to with ‘LHS Clerical Assistant’ in the subject line.

We reserve the right to withdraw this post at any time.

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