Waveney Valley Academies TrustBeccles

Apprentice Administrator

Competitive salary - Unspecified


Business, Administration & Consulting
Start: 14 February 2022
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Why We Need You

Working within a team of administrators, you will receive training in how to assist with:

  • Providing administrative support services to a high standard, supporting management, teachers and students in a professional and effective manner.
  • Undertaking reception duties, greeting visitors and staff, and acting as the first point of contact for the school; ensuring that all visitors sign in and take a visitor badge where necessary to support the school’s safeguarding protocol.
  • Dealing professionally with both telephone and face to face queries.
  • Planning and organising of school events.
  • Various administrative tasks and duties, utilising Word, Excel and SIMS (the school database system).
  • Maintaining both electronic and paper based filing systems and post room duties, including preparation of mail, receipts and distribution of incoming mail and deliveries.

The post holder may be required to perform duties other than those given in the job description. The particular duties and responsibilities attached to the post may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the duties or the level of responsibility entailed.


Sir John Leman High School is a traditional and extremely successful school where we have the highest expectations of our students. We have worked hard to build our reputation for achieving high academic standards.

Sir John Leman High School has a strong emphasis on values and a relentless focus on improving learning which is driving up performance in all aspects of our school. We place great emphasis on achievement. Academic Awards Evenings are part of a wide range of ways in which excellence is celebrated.


To be considered for this post applicants must have, as a minimum, 4 GCSE’s: with English and mathematics at Grade 4/C or above (or the equivalent) and two other subjects at grade 3/D or above (or the equivalent).

As part of the pre-employment check process, proof of qualifications will be required.

The ideal applicant will possess:

  • Good IT skills and an understanding of Microsoft Office.
  • Good communication skills with a good telephone manner.
  • Good organisational skills with a strong attention to detail.
  • A professional approach to work.
  • An ability to follow guidance and instructions.
  • An ability to work as part of a team.


The ideal applicant will be:

  • Well-presented, professional and polite.
  • Friendly and helpful in manner.
  • Flexible, punctual and reliable.
  • Enthusiastic and motivated.
  • Adaptable to change.
  • Honest and trustworthy.


Address: Ringsfield Road, Beccles - NR34 9PG
Phone Number: 01493 419899

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