PA to Headmistress, Woldingham

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Woldingham SchoolWoldingham
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Start date: Required as soon as possible or from April 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent

Full time during term time and an additional seven weeks during the school holidays.

Required as soon as possible or from April 2018

Woldingham School, Woldingham, Caterham CR3 7YA

We are looking for an excellent PA with a passion for providing a high-quality service to support the Headmistress in this leading independent school. You will have extensive experience providing senior executive level support, combined with outstanding interpersonal skills as you interact with staff, pupils, parents and governors.

With a positive attitude and the ability to build strong relationships you will be a key player in the smooth running of the school. You will be able to manage a varied workload with your strong organisational skills and be confident in using your initiative. Responsibilities include managing the Headmistress’ complex diary, preparation of agendas and papers for meetings and being the first point of contact for all communication to the Headmistress.

Close to London, yet in an outstandingly beautiful rural setting, Woldingham is a happy and successful Catholic boarding and day school for girls aged 11 to 18. With a strong community and culture, we are building on a proud heritage that stretches back 175 years. We are committed to an exciting future that is underpinned by fresh ideas, an innovative spirit and state-of-the-art facilities.

Salary: Competitive. All staff receive free lunches and refreshments. 

Please visit our website to download an application form. Once completed, return it to with a supporting letter no later than 9am on Monday 19 February 2018.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 28 February 2018.

Woldingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS report will be required for the successful candidate. 

Professional development and staff welfare

Our professional team of staff is Woldingham’s greatest asset, and we want to ensure that everyone is supported to work in an effective, enjoyable and fulfilling way. Staff Development is a high priority, with induction and mentoring programmes for Newly Qualified Teachers and new colleagues, plus an annual cycle of Personal Professional Development planning for all colleagues.

Staff are welcome to use our range of outstanding facilities including the gym, squash and tennis courts and the swimming pool. Our Staffroom Committee organises regular social events, and individual members of staff have organised yoga classes and reflexology on site. 

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