Business Support Officer

Post Ref: P266

37 hours, all year round basis

This is an exciting time for Pontefract Academies Trust as we embark on a new phase of development.  We are a cross phase Multi Academy Trust comprising of eight schools, all based in Pontefract.

We are seeking to appoint a Business Support Officer based within our Central Trust team.  This is a new post which will work closely with the Executive Team.  You will provide high quality administrative support within the areas of HR and governance.  Experience in one of these areas is desirable but more importantly you will have a strong background in administration and have the ability to work with high degrees of accuracy and standards.   You will have the skills and desire to develop our central services function with a remit to review and develop further the sytems and processes in place   Full training will be provided within each of the business areas.  If you consider you have the personal qualities, work ethic, desire to work in a fast paced environment, high personal and work standards, confidentiality and integrity you will be successful in this role.

This is an unique opportunity to join the Trust and to work alongside the Director of Operations in implementing new practices and protocols that enables the Trust to be an employer of choice and an outstanding provider of education in the local community.

For an informal discussion about the post please call the Director of Operations on 01977 232148

If you would like to apply please see below:




Completed application forms should be returned by email to, no later than 10.00am Tuesday 26 March 2019.

We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from everyone. The Pontefract Academies Trust is wholly committed to ensuring children and young people are fully supported and safe. We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and young people whilst promoting their welfare and expect all staff and volunteers to share this.

Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure and any satisfactory pre-employment checks. The successful applicant will also be asked to provide criminal conviction information.

Salary: Grade 7 SCP 26 – 29 £23,866 - £26,470
Role Level: Non-Teaching and Support
Location: Pontefract Academies Trust
Closing Date: Tuesday 26th March 10AM
Shortlisting Date: Thursday 28 March 2019
Interview Date: To be agreed
Start Date: As soon as possible
Job Specification: Download
Application Form: Download