Personal Assistant to the Headteacher, Wembley/London

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Preston Manor SchoolWembley/London

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Salary – Scale PO3, spinal point 40 - 43 (circa £37,986 to £40,831 inclusive of Outer London Weighting)
Contract term: Permanent

Personal Assistant to the Headteacher

Salary – Scale PO3, spinal point 40 - 43 (circa £37,986 to £40,831 inclusive of Outer London Weighting)  

40 hours per week (8:00am - 5:00pm) – flexibility required

Term time plus 5 inset days plus 10 additional days to be worked during school holidays as required 

Full-time position also negotiable 

Working at Preston Manor means that you benefit from working in a school with a 80 year old reputation for success, whilst also enjoying the excitement and innovation of being part of a relatively new all-through school. We are a large learning community with students from ages 4 – 19 years old and our curriculum expands across six key stages. 

Joining us means you are joining an esteemed, outward facing establishment which is currently breaking new ground into its exciting future. We are oversubscribed for places, reflecting the reputation the school has for its academic rigour, excellence in teaching and learning, an inclusive and welcoming community. We are proud of our focus on student and staff wellbeing, which is evident from the moment you step into our community. We pride ourselves on having excellent student leadership and high staff-retention rates.

The school requires an experienced, proactive individual prepared to take on the various roles of supporting the school and maintaining its excellent standards. The ideal candidate will have an understanding of the workings within an education/school environment.

You will be responsible for:-

● providing an effective and efficient PA service to the Headteacher, including diary management, coordinating meetings and events, preparing documentation/reports 

● providing confidential secretarial, administrative and clerical duties

● acting as an Ambassador for Preston Manor School by fostering links between the school and local community

● to support the Headteacher in the completion of his/her duties

The successful candidate will need to be prepared to alter their working arrangements to meet the business needs as and when required.

Excellent organisational skills and a flexible working attitude are both essential. 

Excellent communication, time-management skills and the ability to work under pressure are also essential for the role.

We offer:

• A supportive and nurturing work environment

• A commitment to staff development in terms of managing performance and carrying out staff appraisals.

• the unique experience of working in an all-through school

The successful candidate will join a dynamic and supportive team of staff who are committed to helping our students achieve to the highest level possible, and a school which prioritises the professional development of all its staff.

The school is situated within sight of the iconic Wembley Stadium, and provides access to all that Wembley has to offer. The school benefits from fantastic links both through public transport and by car. It is a short 10 minute walk from Wembley Park and Preston Road Underground Stations and a 10 minute bus journey from North Wembley Station. The Metropolitan, Jubilee and Bakerloo lines as well as the London Overground/Network rail are within easy reach of the school. Central London locations can easily be reached within 20 minutes from the school. The school is also accessible to major motorways (M25, M1, M40 and A40 etc.). 

Student quotes:

"Students at Preston Manor are always aiming high supported by the teachers who push them further.’ 

‘Preston Manor is a vibrant, diverse and enriched community. The discipline and teaching is first-class, giving us a wider perspective of how the world around us works.’

Applications are welcome from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of gender, age, ethnicity or disability.

Closing Date: noon Thursday 19 April 2018

Interview Date: Tuesday 01 May 2018

The school reserves the right to change these dates, and to close the vacancy at any time, so early application is advised.

Preston Manor School is committed to the welfare and safety of its students and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undergo the necessary Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Carlton Avenue East, Wembley, Middlesex, HA9 8NA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 208 385 4040
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Preston Manor School is a mixed, non-denominational, all-through state school with academy status, based in Wembley, north-west London, for children aged 4-18. It is a member of the family of Co-operative Trust Schools. It is a large school with appr...