Business Administration Apprentice – Kessingland Church of England Primary Academy


Posted on: Wednesday 21 June 2023 | Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust

Kessingland Church of England Primary Academy, Church of Primary Academy, Field Ln, Kessingland, Lowestoft NR33 7QA

Kessingland Church of England Primary Academy is looking for a committed and enthusiastic Business Administration Apprentice to join our excellent team.

Trust: DNEAT

Academy Name: Kessingland Church of England Primary Academy

Vacancy Job Title: Business Administration Apprentice

Pay Scale: Apprenticeship Wage

Annual Value: £10,186 full time equivalent

Pro-Rata Value: £7,254 per annum

Full Time/Part Time:  Part Time

Contract type: Fixed Term for until 31st August 2025

Hours per week: 30

Term Time:  Term Time + 2 weeks (40 weeks)

Start Date: October 2023

Kessingland Church of England Primary Academy is looking for a committed and enthusiastic Business Administration Apprentice to join our excellent team from October 2023.

As a school, we believe that every member of our school community has a vital part to play and is valued for who they are. If you would like to work in a school that values your opinion and believe that you can help us to become an outstanding school, we would be delighted to hear from you.

This is a role which will cover a wide area of working and develop a wide range of skills, including: reception, office administration and typing. There will be day-to-day contact with parents and carers, children, staff and other organisations by telephone and face-to-face. You will be flexible and committed to working with all children, demonstrating kindness and patience. You will have 5 x GSCEs (or equivalent) graded 9 – 4 (or predicated). This must include English and Mathematics. The candidate will be required to work to a high standard of accuracy and maintain confidentiality at all times.

Our Academy can offer:

  • enthusiastic and friendly children who want to learn
  • committed and motivated staff
  • an incredibly supportive community and school who look out for well-being and value all contributions
  • a supportive Academy Trust which provides excellent training opportunities.

A distinctive element of DNEAT is that whilst they have the potential for significant growth and scale, we are also local and small enough to have meaningful working relationships between our academies. We are committed to a collaborative approach with headteachers, governors, staff and the central team at DNEAT working together. We are keen to appoint staff who want to work in partnership and to share expertise across groups of schools; in this way, we intend to offer exciting and innovative opportunities for professional development.

Visits to the school are welcomed and encouraged. To arrange a tour, please contact the school on 01502 740223. Alternatively, for more information about the school, please visit our website:

Culture and ethos:

  • Proactively promote and demonstrate the Diocese’s vision and values in all aspects of work
  • Challenge, motivate and empower others to set high aspirations and attain ambitious outcomes
  • Treat everyone as a valued individual who is loved by God
  • Promote and demonstrate a culture of continuous improvement which includes keeping abreast of educational developments and best management practice
  • Work collaboratively developing the concept of family across the Trusts and their academies
  • Ensure regular open and honest communication in all professional duties
  • Recognise the importance of serving the wider community and promoting inclusivity.
  • Undertake such other reasonable duties as may be required from time to time as are consistent with the responsibilities of the grade.

The duties and responsibilities highlighted in this job specification are indicative and may vary over time.  Postholders are expected to undertake other duties and responsibilities relevant to the nature, level and scope of the post and the grade has been established on this basis.

Closing date: Friday 29 September 2023

Interviews: Monday 2 October 2023

How to apply

Completed application forms along with your supporting letter detailing how you meet the person specification to Suzanne Downie via email ( Please note, CV’s are not accepted. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early and interview sooner if we receive sufficient applications for the role.

Interviews will be held w/c 2nd October 2023.

References may be requested prior to interview and may be contacted on receipt of your application form.  Please contact us to discuss this further if you have any queries.

DNEAT Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its children and expects all staff to share this commitment. All appointments will be subject to full safeguarding checks as well as satisfactory references.

The Trust’s safeguarding policy can be found on our website.

This post is likely to come under the requirements of the Childcare (Disqualification) 2009 Regulations and the successful applicant will be required to complete a declaration form to establish whether they are disqualified under these regulations.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and you will be required to undergo an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced DBS check with barred list. If you have information to declare it may be protected under the Exceptions Orders and you may not be required to declare it. You will be asked to make a criminal conviction declaration if you are shortlisted for the post.

Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website.


The safety and well-being of children is central to our ethos, and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to provide references and undertake the Independent Safeguarding Authority checks including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and comply with the Safeguarding Policy and child protection practices of the Trust.


DNEAT has a strong commitment to achieving equality of opportunity in its academies and in the employment of people. The post holder will ensure that the DNEAT meets its statutory obligations in relation to all aspects of equalities legislation. This post involves regular travel around the Diocese and maybe some evening and weekend work. This job description is not an exhaustive document. It reflects the duties and responsibilities applicable at the time of issue. Details and emphasis are subject to amendment and revision in the light of the changing of DNEAT.

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