Personal Assistant to the Headteacher

The James Hornsby School, Basildon
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Job Ref No. ECC4007-387S Position Type: Administration Pay Range: Scale 7, Point 19-24
Position Start Date: 01/09/2022 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 03/07/2022 Midnight Date of Interviews: To be confirmed  

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Personal Assistant to Headteacher

37 hours per week, 8am - 4pm Monday to Thursday 8am - 3.30pm Fridays, Term time plus non-pupil days and 1 week holiday working

Scale 7, Point 19-24 (Actual salary £23,232 to £26,071 inc Outer Fringe)

Required: September 2022

A vacancy has arisen for a Personal Assistant to the Headteacher. The successful candidate will be the first point of contact for the Headteacher, conducting themselves in a professional and approachable manner. This role is instrumental in ensuring the smooth running of the school and requires a proactive and forward thinking individual.

You should have strong written and verbal communication skills and will have previous PA experience, ideally within education. To provide comprehensive administrative and secretarial support to the Headteacher, You will have the ability to lead and work with a range of staff and external agencies to provide the best for our school.

This is a public facing role, so fluency in English is essential.

Our school is a dynamic learning environment, where all students are encouraged to aspire towards their very best. We challenge our students to achieve ambitious goals and to never settle for second best. If you feel you could contribute to this ethos and enhance it further, please contact us.

For more information contact Leeann Howsego, HR Manager

Closing date: Sunday 3rd July 2022

CVs alone will not be accepted. CV's submitted by an agency will not be considered

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The James Hornsby School is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and applicants will be subject to full employment checks, including an enhanced DBS disclosure

Information about the School

The James Hornsby School, is a successful school with Investors in People Gold status, which can offer students the opportunity to reach their full potential in a supportive and caring environment. Our students are proud of their school and enjoy so many different parts of school life including trips, visits and many other activities both in and outside of the normal school day.

We believe that it is essential that we work in partnership with the students, parents/carers and both local and international communities to enable our students to be prepared for their future lives. Our school motto, 'Together We Excel' reflects this belief. Staff at The James Hornsby School work incredibly hard, along with Governors and Parents, to ensure we offer the best educational opportunities possible.

The James Hornsby School is a forward thinking school, continually looking for new ways to provide the best learning environment and learning opportunities for our students. We are at the centre of the local community and open our doors outside of the normal school day to support learning and recreational opportunities in the local community. We are aiming for excellence and we invite you to come and see for yourselves.

Quotes from our May 2016 Ofsted report: "This school is well led. The Headteacher and leaders have worked with determination to create a culture where pupils share a 'lifelong love of learning' and achieve their best". "School leaders have succeeded in bringing pupils together into a positive, caring school community which promotes high expectations for attitudes towards learning, relationships and attendance."

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Contact Information

Leeann Howsego
Leinster Road
Laindon, Basildon
Essex, SS15 5NX
Telephone: 01268 582400