Job Ref No. ECC5403-289S Position Type: Administration Pay Range: Band 4, Pt Range 26-30
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 31/01/2019 Midday Date of Interviews: TBC  

Job Description

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Headteacher's PA & Clerk to Governors

Band 4, Point Range 26-30

Actual Annual Salary £20,779 - 23,819 per annum

37 hours per week, term time only +2 weeks to be worked during the school holidays

8.00am-4.00pm Monday to Thursday

8:00am-3:30pm Friday

Required: as soon as possible/start date negotiable

We are seeking an enthusiastic and hardworking Headteacher's PA to work alongside our new Headteacher

The King John School in Benfleet is a heavily oversubscribed 11-18 mixed comprehensive of over 2000 students, of which approximately 420 are in the sixth form. The school's reputation in the area is second to none and that is because of the achievements of our students and the ethos of the school. Our results are consistently strong and over 76% of our students achieved a standard pass in English and mathematics at GCSE (Grade 4 or above) in 2018 and we are recognised by the Department for Education for our proactive promotion of the English Baccalaureate within our curriculum.

Our A-level results have been exemplary, with over 50% of year 13 students gaining A* - B grades in all of their subjects. The school enjoys an excellent reputation, having received a letter from the Director of Education in September 2017 commending the school on the 'fantastic' results. The school has also been graded at the end of September 2013 as 'Outstanding' across all key areas.

The King John School offers a high quality educational experience through a broad curriculum and a caring, friendly environment, and sets the highest expectations for all. Through high quality teaching and learning and exceptional wide ranging enrichment opportunities the school seeks to cultivate students' motivation, confidence and intelligence. The school strives to be at the forefront of school improvement and innovation and invests heavily in the creation of a learning community and to this end the extension to the sixth form, humanities building and state of the art assembly hall have been constructed to accommodate the growing number of students wishing to join us.

Our school is a dynamic learning environment where all students are encouraged to aspire towards their very best. We are growing rapidly and our reputation in the local area is attracting an increasing number of external students to the sixth form who wish to continue their studies with us. We challenge our students to achieve ambitious goals and to never settle for second best.

Our school has good staff retention and is wholly committed to continued professional development. We offer free healthcare through the Benenden Healthcare scheme which all employees are entitled to join. If you feel you could contribute to this ethos and enhance it further, please contact us.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, hard-working, organised and experienced PA to support the our new Headteacher in the day to day running of the school as well as being the Clerk to Governors working alongside the Chair of Governors and the Governing Body.

The successful candidate will ideally have previous PA and Clerk experience (training will be provided), be able to multi-task, working under pressure using their own initiative whilst remaining calm and organised. Excellent secretarial and computer skills are essential.

For further information please contact Tanya Bonner, Director of HR: or alternatively to download an applicant form please visit

Completed applications should be submitted via email to Tanya Bonner.

Closing date for applications: 31 January 2019

CVs alone or CVs submitted via agencies will not be accepted. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

Zenith Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post will be subject to full employment checks, including an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

The King John School is a Zenith Multi Academy Trust school as part of Zenith Multi Academy Trust

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

Angie Roberts
Shipwrights Drive
Thundersley, Benfleet
Essex, SS7 1RQ
Telephone: 01702 558284