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Job Ref No. ECC5444-321S Position Type: Administration Pay Range: LGPS 9, Point 29-33 (Salary from: £37,336)
Position Start Date: 19/08/2024 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 03/07/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: W/C Monday 8th July 2024  

Job Description

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Pay Range: Local Government Pay Scale 9

Actual Salary from: £37,336 - £41,418 (Points 29-33)

Start Date: 19th August 2024

The Role

A fantastic opportunity has arisen at Clacton County High School to be part of an innovative and forward thinking school. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in the operational side of the school and will engage alongside the Senior Leadership Team in the strategic development of the school.

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and innovative Executive Assistant to provide outstanding support to both the Head of School and the Executive Headteacher. The successful candidate will also act as Clerk to the Local Governance Committee (LGC) and line manage the HR Link and administrative teams.

The role will require a high level of confidentiality, flexibility and use of initiative to provide a smooth and effective delivery, often within tight timescales.

The successful candidate will be supported to shape and develop the Executive Assistant role over time.

More details can be found in the job description and person specification. The working pattern will be negotiated with the successful candidate on appointment.
All staff at CCHS are committed to our guiding principles of 'Higher Expectations, Raising Aspirations, Transforming Lives'. The role of Executive Assistant is expected to promote and instil these ideals, building positive and respectful relationships with others and to be a role model to both colleagues and students.

Please note that we reserve the right to close this advert early should we receive an overwhelming response.

Should you be successful during the shortlisting process interviews will be held face to face at the school.

This post is 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year (full time)

Some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • To provide personal assistance and confidential secretarial support to the Head of School/Executive Headteacher and other senior colleagues in the school to allow them to optimise the use of their time in working towards the achievement of operational and strategic objectives.
  • To plan, coordinate and manage the administrative support functions across the school and ensure an effective service is delivered for staff and students.
  • To oversee and line manage the HR link, working closely with colleagues within the central HR team.
  • To act as Clerk to the Local Governance Committee (LGC).

(The full details can be found in the attached Job Outline and Person Specification).

We're looking for you if you have:

  • Excellent administration and communication skills
  • Reactive and proactive in your approach to the working day
  • Excellent time management with the ability to work calmly and effectively under pressure, prioritising workload
  • Empathy for others, exercise tact and be diplomatic in sometimes difficult situations
  • Understand the requirement for confidentiality and the importance of GDPR.

If you are:

  • Looking for an opportunity to work within the education sector
  • Interested in contributing to making a difference to the lives of young people
  • Committed to safeguarding children

Why work for The Sigma Trust, Clacton County High School?

We can offer you:

  • A Competitive Salary
  • Robust school CPD training programme that enables you to flourish
  • Opportunities to work with colleagues across the Trust to share resources, ideas and build collaborative relationships

Employee benefits include:

  • Excellent pension scheme
  • A Health Cash Plan
  • Free membership to Perkbox, offering discounts and savings
  • Employee Assistance Programme providing free and confidential advice
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Eye care plan
  • Annual free flu vaccination
  • Discounted gym membership at selected local gyms
  • Discounted cinema tickets

Please note that an integration period applies to all new staff joining the Trust, to support introduction into the organisation.

Additional Information:

For additional information about the Trust and this school, please visit our website

To Apply

To apply for this post, please follow the URL link provided below:

Please note that only fully completed application forms will be accepted and any CV's and accompanying covering letters will be disregarded. A Notes for Applicants document is attached for further information.

Closing date: Midnight, Wednesday 3rd July 2024

Interviewing will take place w/c Monday 8th July 2024

The Sigma Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records, online checks and other vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our schools.

The Sigma Trust is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of any protected characteristics. This is embedded in our vision 'To Be Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts', where we believe we are strong and more successful working together, creating a workplace which celebrates diversity.

Information about the School

CCHS is a large, popular and inclusive 11-19 comprehensive school that sits in the heart of our community. We operate across two sites, with colleagues teaching both at Walton Road (11-16) and our sixth form college (16-19), Sigma Sixth, based at the Tendring Education Centre.

As a school we have very high expectations of our students in terms of their academic and personal development. We strive to raise the aspirations of all our students to believe that, with hard work and commitment, there should be no barriers as to what can be achieved. We want our students to think big, dream big and become the very best version of themselves. A CCHS education transforms lives and we are very proud of our students and our community.

Our PROUD ideals permeate the school. At CCHS students are encouraged never to give up. They are expected to take responsibility for their actions whilst embracing the opportunities on offer. We believe that together we are stronger, developing a sense of community; school, local and global. We teach our students the importance of community whilst accepting and respecting our differences and being open to the views and ideas of others.

Our school rules are simple, we expect every student to be: Ready, Respectful, Safe. Our behaviour policy was devised by staff and students to ensure that it supports students to make good choices and become the best version of themselves.

The curriculum at CCHS is thoughtfully considered and sequenced to ensure that all students are supported with the acquisition of knowledge and the development of skills. We aim to ensure that all students are prepared for their next steps and have a deep understanding of themselves so that when they leave us they have the academic and life skills plus the confidence to move onto highly aspirational careers and destinations.

Many of our students continue their post-16 studies at Sigma Sixth, our college. The college has around 400 enrollments and is large enough to have a genuine college feel but small enough to ensure that every student is known as an individual. There are over 30 subjects on offer to cater for the interests and aspirations of all students alongside a great enrichment programme. The Sigma Sixth experience is designed to allow our students to self-discover where they want to go and what they want to be, they are the architects of their own futures. The Sigma Sixth tagline of 'Discover Yourself, Define Your Future' reflects the entire ethos of our commitment to our students. Every year we continue to be amazed and inspired by the careers and University destinations of our college students.

At both CCHS and Sigma Sixth, we believe that our staff are the most important resource we have to deliver a holistic education. Our CPD programme is designed to nourish staff and to enable them to develop professionally and personally. Quite simply we believe that the more skilled and expert our staff are, the more effectively they can educate our students. Safeguarding

The Sigma Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records, online checks and other vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our schools.

Higher Expectation, Raising Aspirations, Transforming Lives

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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Information about the school

Contact Information

Sigma Trust HR Team
Walton Road, Clacton-on-Sea
Essex, CO15 6DZ
Telephone: 01255 750913

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