Trust Business Administrator

Start Date:
Interview Date:
Interviews to be confirmed
Pay Scale:
£20,904.15 - £22,879.51 - FET Range D ( point 10-15)
Forward Education Trust
Contract Type:
Permanent - 36.5 hours per week - Full Time / Full Year
Closing Date for Applications:
07/07/2023 9:00 am

An exciting opportunity has arisen for us to recruit a Trust Business Administrator to play a key role at Forward Education Trust, a growing Multi Academy Trust established in 2017 serving special schools across the West Midlands area.

The role includes a wide variety of duties which are crucial in ensuring that our schools run safely and effectively.  You will become part of our friendly established central team.

The successful candidate will be professional, able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines. They will be able to multitask and manage a varied workload prioritizing in a fast-paced environment. They will have strong ICT, literacy and communication skills.

  • You will act as the first point of contact at our Trust offices for our schools and external contacts, communicating with people face-to-face, by telephone, email and letter.
  • Administrative duties will include providing administration services to the Director of Operations, Director of Finance & Trust Business Manager, dealing with incoming and outgoing post and emails, data inputting, maintaining paper and online filing systems, printing, photocopying, scanning, etc.
  • You will support meetings by ensuring room set-up is as needed and visitors are provided with relevant information and refreshments, tsking minutes if required.

Key responsibilities will include;

  • To provide an efficient and effective administrative service to the Trust and schools
  • To be responsible for an efficient and effective reception and switchboard service
  • To support business operations to run smoothly and efficiently
  • To provide finance support to the business team
  • To be responsible for managing stationery and staff room supplies
  • Placing orders and recording these in the finance system.


  • Responsible for supporting schools with Management Information Systems (Bromcom)
  • Supporting Schools administration functions
  • Maintaining policy records and calendars
  • Liaising with schools to answer queries
  • To ensure all tasks are carried out with due regard to Health and Safety
  • To adhere to the ethos of the school and Academy Trust


The Trust is committed to providing continuous professional development for all staff and will endeavour to offer a supportive, motivating, and engaging working environment.  We also offer sector competitive pay, a 24/7 employee support helpline, access to FET HUB – our rewards and wellbeing platform, as well as working with a supportive team in a friendly and inclusive working environment.


Closing Date: 9am, Friday 7th July 2023

To request an application form, please contact Jodie Massie at Hays on:

T: 07761446571



To apply, please complete an application form and email it to

The Trust may review applications upon receipt and may call applicants for interview prior to the advert closing date. Therefore, you are encouraged to make an early application for this role and we reserve the right to close the vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date.

Please note that only fully completed Forward Education Trust Application forms will be accepted; we will not read accompanying Curriculum Vitae (CV) or accept them in place of an application form.

If you do not hear from the school within 14 days of the closing date, please assume that your application has not been shortlisted. The successful applicants will require an enhanced DBS check and will be subject to relevant pre-employment checks.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.

 Forward Education Trust is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate must promote this ethos.

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