Executive Assistant and Project Officer, Nottinghamshire

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Spencer Academies TrustNottinghamshire
Date posted:
Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £23,866-£31,401
Contract term: Permanent

Executive Assistant and Project Officer

Office of the Chief Executive

Full time all year round

Salary in a range £23,866-£31,401 per annum

Negotiable dependant on experience 

Starting ASAP

We are looking to appoint a talented, pro-active, multitasker to provide efficient and effective PA/secretarial support to the Chief Executive of our regional Academy Trust and act as Project Officer to a range of new initiatives supporting the improvement and growth of our educational offer.

You will be joining a team of central support colleagues, working closely with them as well as the Executive Leadership Team and Board of Directors

This is a critical role, central to the smooth running of Trust Executive strategic and operational function. It will include working at different locations both local and regional; attending and contributing to meetings and events with the Chief Executive, Executive Leadership Team and Directors and will involve some evening and occasional weekend work.

You will be the first point of contact for internal and external stakeholders who wish to liaise with the CEO and therefore must have exceptional organisational and communication skills. The role will also include working with a project team with the opportunity to lead on some projects. You will be able to contribute to the Executive Function of the Trust, leading at times on aspects of communications, project management and event planning. You will be a self-starter able to work with a high level of initiative.

Previous experience of providing a high level of administrative support to senior management and clerking board meetings would be desirable.

Spencer Academies Trust is an educational charity and academy sponsor which is committed to ensuring that every child, regardless of background, has access to an outstanding education and real choices in life. Our successful track record of providing high quality teaching and learning ensures improved outcomes for children and young people. Our mission statement for the Trust reflects our vision and aim for all Trust schools. Our highly-successful network of 17 schools (8 Secondary and 9 Primary) educates students across Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Nottingham City, Derby City and Leicestershire:


The Spencer Academies Trust is an exceptional Trust, which provides an outstanding education for local children. Our Trust is a model of national excellence. We work collaboratively to achieve the best possible outcomes for all young people, in an environment where partnership is valued and success is celebrated. Our education delivers real life experiences for students, promotes independent enquiry and stimulates intellectual curiosity; whilst developing a strong sense of individual responsibility and a personal belief and confidence. All of our students fulfil their potential and make unparalleled progress. They are fully prepared for the next phase of their education and have unrivalled opportunities to become future leaders.

We Believe:  

  • All children have a right to a quality education regardless of background or ability, and have an entitlement to the opportunity of a secure progression route in their learning and development. 
  • Schools are stronger when they work in collaboration with each other, operate within a ‘family’ and are open to a true sense of partnership. 
  • We grow the effectiveness and sustainability of our schools by developing the people within them, and that through shared and equitable responsibility for quality and outcomes; we achieve more.

Applicants would be expected to share the Trust’s high aspirations and expectations for pupils and staff 

If you would like an informal discussion about the role please contact Sue Richmond, Trust Recruitment Manager on 08455 651870 or by email srichmond@satrust.com  

Applications for this post must be submitted on our online application form, which can be found at http://www.satrust.com/vacancies 

In line with safer recruitment policies references will be called for prior to interview.

Closing date for applications  8am Monday 18th March 2019

Spencer Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students and all posts are subject to enhanced DBS with children’s barred list checks and completion of Level 2 safeguarding training

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