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Personal Assistant

New Collaborative Learning TrustWakefield

Salary: £23,390 - £25,639 (Full time equivalent)

Actual salary: £20,791 - £22,787 pa - depending on experience

A recruitment and retention allowance may be offered for an outstanding candidate

Contract Type: Full time, 40 weeks per year


If you are looking for a role which offers variety and the chance to work in an outstanding sixth form college, this is an exciting opportunity for an experienced administrator or personal assistant to play a key role supporting the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer and Human Resources department at the New Collaborative Learning Trust.

This role will be based at our Trust Headquarters at New College Pontefract, where you will provide a comprehensive, highly confidential and proactive PA, administrative and secretarial support function to the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer and other Trust Directors of the New Collaborative Learning Trust.

Your responsibilities will include diary management, arranging meetings, preparing documents, fielding calls, accessing correspondence, making travel arrangements and managing situations that arise in the absence of the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer.

For approximately two days per week, you will also provide support to the Human Resources team. This will include providing administrative support relating to the whole employee lifecycle, which includes staff recruitment, staff training and maintaining records of employee data.

The successful candidate should have previous experience of working in an administrative role, good IT skills, be highly organised and have a flexible approach to work. Accuracy, attention to detail and the ability to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines and an understanding of how to handle sensitive information of a confidential nature are key.

Experience of working in a college environment or Human Resources is not essential.

With an enviable reputation for staff career progression and development, it is an exciting time to join the New Collaborative Learning Trust. Just as we do with our students, we really care about our staff and want to invest in you as an individual, your development and career aspirations.

We offer lots of varied staff benefits, including:

  • Various staff recognition and reward schemes
  • An Employee Health and Wellbeing Policy (including Employee Assistant Programme)
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme
  • Attractive pension schemes
  • Free on-site staff parking
  • Annual Staff Wellbeing Day
  • Subsidised Trust and college events – Christmas party, end of year celebrations, coffee mornings, clubs and social gatherings

If you believe that you have the skills and abilities to take on this role, we would love to hear from you. 

For further details and to apply please click the apply button.

Closing date: 17 January 2021.

NCLT has a commitment to safeguarding students and the successful candidate will be subject to pre-employment checks, including an Enhanced DBS. We value diversity and actively promote equality of opportunity. As a Disability Confident Committed Employer, all disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for a post will be offered an interview.