Office Assistant


GLPC Outer London Grade 3/4 points 5-10

Actual salary £19,380 - £21,190


36 hours per week and term time plus 1 additional week 

Start time 08:30 Monday-Friday

Contract Permanent
Start Date   As soon as possible


 Cheam Common Junior Academy 


Your role as an Office Assistant will be varied and involve contributing to a number of tasks in a busy office environment. This is a frontline role which requires excellent customer service skills and an ability to relate well with pupils across the primary age range as well as adult colleagues. You will need to be a committed team player, supporting the effective delivery of administrative functions to both the school and the Trust. In this environment you will need to be hands-on, flexible and proactive with a positive and ‘can-do’ attitude. 


You will be a resilient individual with the ability to work under pressure and be able to meet conflicting deadlines. You will be organised and be able to prioritise tasks in a busy environment. You may have experience working in a school, but this is not essential as we recognise the strengths developed through different working backgrounds. 


LEO Academy Trust runs its administration services centrally. As such, there will be a two-way supportive relationship between the central team and the school office that you will support. 


A knowledge of Arbor and the google suite of programmes would be helpful but not essential as full training can be given. However, you will need the ability to quickly pick up new skills, and have a good understanding of IT systems.    


You will: 


  • Have experience of working in a busy office environment

  • Have successfully worked within a team and be able to build excellent working relationships 


LEO Academy Trust champions continuous professional development and delivers a programme of in house CPD including . We also work with a range of partners to offer accessible training for all staff including e-learning, a CPD app and face to face workshops.


We believe in the importance of succession planning, and that we are well placed to support you in your next challenge. We offer opportunities to work across different academies within the Trust, and a commitment to promotion opportunities, encouraging ‘home grown’ talent.  


Informal conversations are welcomed and visits to our academies are highly encouraged. 

Please contact the Trust’s dedicated HR Team on 020 8337 1844 (option 4) or via email at


Applicants who are current members of staff should send a statement of suitability to

External applicants should complete an application form. We regret that we are unable to accept CVs. 


All applicants should detail how you meet the aspects of the Job Description and Person Specification 


Please note: LEO Academy Trust may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and this job may be withdrawn at any point without notice. With this in mind, you are encouraged to apply as early as possible.


Closing date for application 01 July 2022 09:00
Shortlisting 01 July 2022
Interviews will be held  WC 04 July 2022


About Us

At LEO Academy Trust, we are proud to serve over 3800 pupils from across Sutton and Surrey. Our Trust was formed in 2015. Since then, we have developed a self-improving network of great learning communities formed from seven primary schools, supported by both our Inclusion & Wellbeing Hub and our Opportunity Hub. We are proud to provide endless opportunities for our pupils, staff and the local communities we are part of. With over 500 staff, our schools are empowered to support each other to improve both outcomes for our pupils, and to drive performance across the wider school system. We are delighted that our schools remain long standing members of the Challenge Partners Network of Excellence. Our commitment to Professional Development is ongoing; staff, governors and Trustees access training through our LEO CDP website, Judicium’s online learning portal and a wide ranging programme of courses delivered in our LEO Training Room and online via GoogleMeet. Learning, Excellence and Opportunity are at the heart of our Trust, embedded through our shared mission, values and aims.


LEO Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 


This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. All employees of the Trust are deemed to be in regulated activity with children and as such, all offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check amongst other checks as appropriate.


All shortlisted, external candidates will be required to complete a declaration regarding offences and have references requested (unless agreed otherwise), prior to the interview. 


LEO Academy Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all staff and job applicants. We aim to create a supportive and inclusive working environment in which all individuals are able to make best use of their skills. Applications are invited from all members of the community. We do not discriminate against staff on the basis of age; race; sex; disability; sexual orientation; gender reassignment; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; religion, faith or belief (Equality Act 2010 protected characteristics). The principles of non-discrimination and equality of opportunity also apply to the way in which staff and Trust treat visitors, volunteers, contractors and former staff members. 


Employees working in any role that requires them to communicate with pupils, parents, guardians, staff and / or members of the community, must be able to speak and write fluent English to enable the effective performance of the role and to ensure that they are able to abide by their safeguarding responsibilities.