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Headteacher's PA

Red Door Recruitment Limited

Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire

Published
08-01-2019
Job ad details
Published
08-01-2019
Expires
04-02-2019
Job ID
LJA-69423297
Jobtype
Permanent
Full-time
Salary level
£500 - £26,400  per year
Job sector
Admin, Secretarial, PA

We are currently recruiting for a PA/Secretary to the Headteacher of a well-established secondary school in Welwyn Garden City.

You will provide a confidential and personal secretarial service to the Headteacher and the school. The role is diverse, varied and multi-faceted, and you will utilise your extensive secretarial skills in an interesting and challenging environment.

With the appointment of a new Headteacher from September 2018, this is an exciting time to join the school and become part of an ambitious and hard-working team dedicated to moving the school forward.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To provide full secretarial and administrative support to the Headteacher with minimum direct supervision
  • To manage the Headteacher's diary with consideration of balancing demands on time
  • Ensure all relevant paperwork is given to the Headteacher in advance of meetings and highlight any forthcoming events etc. which she will be attending
  • To act as a point of contact for the school, and if possible, offset queries and problems from the Headteacher
  • Organise own workload and priorities, on a day to day basis, using own initiative and knowledge of the work
  • Answering telephone and other enquiries - referring to a Deputy Headteacher in absence of Headteacher when necessary
  • Dealing with parents' enquiries
  • Maintain good relations with public, press and voluntary bodies
  • Maintaining an efficient filing system
  • Liaise effectively with the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), HR Officer, PA to SLT and Office Manager in balancing priorities and ensuring effective communication
  • To provide hospitality for all meetings led by the Headteacher and some key events in the school's calendar
  • Management of complaints and Freedom of Information requests received by the Headteacher

What the client are looking for:

  • An experienced secretary from a similar background
  • Excellent IT skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of SIMS would be an advantage but training will be provided
  • The ability to work with initiative and common sense
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good time management and prioritisation skills
  • Accuracy and checking of work for quality
  • A positive individual with excellent interpersonal skills and an approachable manner
  • Empathetic, trustworthy, loyal and confidential
  • You will need a great sense of humour, a clear head as you juggle many different tasks simultaneously, and a naturally patient personality!

What's in it for you?

  • Salary: £21.5k - £26,400 depending on experience - pro rata for term time plus 10 days
  • (45.5 paid weeks per year, paid in 12 equal monthly instalments)
  • Wonderful working environment with a supportive inclusive team
  • The majority of school holidays off with only 10 days working in the holidays
  • Training and performance management, giving scope for personal and professional development!

Hours: Monday to Thursday 8:00am - 4:00pm and Friday 8:00am - 3:30pm (with some flexibility required)

Due to the number of applications we often receive; only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Job ad details
Published
08-01-2019
Expires
04-02-2019
Job ID
LJA-69423297
Jobtype
Permanent
Full-time
Salary level
£500 - £26,400  per year
Job sector
Admin, Secretarial, PA
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