Administrator - Montgomery Academy

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Academy: Montgomery Academy

Salary: £19,312 - £19,698 FTE

Closing date for applications: 6 December 2021, 9.00am

Montgomery Academy


Salary:            Points 5 to 6 on the NJC Pay Scale currently £19,312 - £19,698 (£10.04 - £10.24 per hour)

Contract:        Permanent 37 hours per week, term time plus 10 days

Start Date:      January 10th, 2022

Who are we?

Montgomery Academy is a rapidly improving school with good leadership and determined to deliver the highest quality education.

Montgomery Academy is situated in Bispham, north Blackpool. We are proud of our reputation for securing both high quality academic achievement and providing the best possible learning opportunities and support for our students. These high standards are built upon foundations of mutual respect, collective values and the firm belief that learning counts and people really matter. The school is energetic, inclusive and continually seeking ways to improve the opportunities as well as draw the best talents, expertise and experience for students and staff alike. 

The Academy’s sponsor is FCAT, the Fylde Coast Academy Trust, a growing and developing Multi Academy Trust which is committed to “promoting excellence in teaching, learning and leadership”. You would be joining the ‘family of schools’ within FCAT which will provide outstanding opportunities for future professional growth and potential promotion. Furthermore, the Academy is also part of the Fylde Coast Teaching School which delivers high quality courses on teaching and leadership as well as the opportunity for colleagues to network and share good practice to improve opportunities for young people across the region. We are determined to build upon this further and are looking to appoint like-minded professionals to join us on our journey of continuous improvement.

Montgomery Academy has been on a journey of improvement since April 2016 when it came out of Special Measures.  It is currently Requiring Improvement though had a very positive Section 8 inspection in May 2019 where we told to continue embedding the strategies we had already put in place.  Leadership was described as a strength of the academy.  The reputation of the academy grows year on year with the proportion of parents putting us as first choice rising by 30% this year.  We are developing a culture amongst our students of self-regulation specifically being safe, mature, ambitious, respectful and thoughtful.  In the last year, we have celebrated serving our community for 60 years since Field Marshall Montgomery officially opened the school in 1959.  All staff, students and parents/carers form the Montgomery Family and our family-ethos is the cornerstone of our continual improvement.  So you would be joining a much improved school with a positive and forward looking agenda. We are all optimistic about the future for the school.

Purpose of the role

To provide specific clerical and administrative or financial functions for the school under the direction or instruction of senior staff.


Key duties:

  1. Provide general clerical support including clerical processes, word processing, IT based tasks requiring knowledge of various ICT packages and operation of office equipment;
  2. Produce lists, information and data as requested by senior staff or external agencies (e.g. standard/statutory returns);
  3. Maintain manual and computerised records and management information systems;
  4. Maintain confidentiality and adhere to safeguarding procedures. 



Administrators in this role may also:

  1. Deal with enquiries either by telephone or face-to-face offering information and support and sign in visitors;
  2. First point of contact for sick pupils, liaise with parents / carers / staff;
  3. Assist with arrangements for school visits and events;
  4. Responsible for the selection, ordering and storage of supplies, under direction and selling and distributing as required;
  5. Undertake general financial administration such as processing orders, collecting monies and undertake basic book keeping, such as for petty cash;
  6. Provide administrative support for meetings and take notes at meetings;
  7. Assist with the administration of school lettings and other uses of school;
  8. May handle small amounts of cash (e.g. dinner money, school visits). 


Indicative knowledge, skills and experience

  1. Experience of general clerical, administrative and financial work;
  2. National qualifications level 2, GCSE’s or relevant equivalent experience;
  3. Experience of using Microsoft applications and management information systems;
  4. Good interpersonal communications skills. 

What can we offer you?

Annual appraisal, access to comprehensive CPD and career development opportunities.

A challenging, ambitious and supportive place to work.

Please visit our websites to learn more about our Academy and Sponsor FCAT:

How to Apply

Complete the application form online.

If you require any further details please contact Faye Burrows at

Closing time and date for applications is 9am on Monday, December 6th, 2021

Shortlisting to take place on Monday, December 6th, 2021

Assessment and Interview Day TBC

The Fylde Coast Academy Trust is committed to equality of opportunity for all. Fylde Coast Academy Trust is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all learners, staff and visitors.  All staff will be carefully selected using recruitment and selection procedures designed to emphasise our commitment to safeguarding. All posts, including volunteers, are subject to enhanced DBS clearance.


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