Administrative Assistant (EHCP) (E2100) - Lighthouse School


Full Time/permanent – 38 weeks per year plus 5 additional days, a total of 39 weeks per year

SCP 9-16 FTE £25,119 - £28,282, actual salary £21,578.02 - £24,295.51 per annum

We seek to appoint an Administrative Assistant (EHCP) to ensure the school Senior Leadership Team are supported in providing an excellent education for our students.  The successful candidate will be expected to update and maintain accurate information relating to our students’ Educational Healthcare Plans, in particular for consultation, transition, enrolment and review. 

Lighthouse School in Leeds is a completely unique secondary school. In fact, we are the first of our kind in the country – a specialist free school. We focus on a ‘destination-led’ approach for our students who all have a diagnosis of autism (ASC). 

Our journey so far has been amazing and we are immensely proud of what our students have achieved. We are a ‘Good’ school with aspirations to be ‘Outstanding’ in the near future.

Lighthouse School is dedicated to maintaining its fantastic reputation of providing an individualised education. We provide a flexible learning environment, which reflects the bespoke needs of each and every one of our students, and strong preparation for adulthood takes place. The school has a calm but purposeful atmosphere, provides a highly ambitious curriculum, is well resourced, and leaders are tenacious when pursuing support for students. The harmonious school community is founded on respect and tolerance.

We are committed to inspiring and enabling our students, delivering meaningful skills for life in a holistic, nurturing, and stimulating learning environment. This is achieved through exceptional teaching, unwavering support, outstanding work experience, positive interactions, and role models. We repeatedly instil good behaviours in order to encourage resilience, independence, confidence, and wellbeing in all of our students.

Staff are well trained and are developed to be effective in their roles.  They say their workload is manageable, and early career teachers are well supported.  Please refer to our staff testimonials on the recruitment section of our website.

Please contact HR on 0113 457 0605 or for further information about the post and to book a place on the informal school tour.

Please visit our website for further details and a full application pack. 

Lighthouse School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All newly appointed staff who  have lived or travelled overseas for 12 months or more in the past 10 years will be required to undertake an overseas check as part of our pre-employment checks.  Information can be found on the government website at

We are committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join us and positively encourage you to choose a career at our inclusive school. An enhanced DBS check and disclosure is required for the successful applicant.

Closing date: 09:00 on 4 December 2023

The above post is not a Leeds City Council vacancy and has been advertised on behalf of the relevant organisation. To apply please follow their application instructions.

This role is based in the UK. Employment is conditional on confirmation of the right to work in the UK - either as a UK or Irish citizen, under the EU Settlement scheme or having secured any other relevant work visa. If you do not have the right to work in the UK and the role does not meet eligibility for sponsorship, please consider carefully whether you meet the eligibility to apply.

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