Admin Assistant, South East

Closing date:

Thames Valley Summer SchoolsSouth East

Date posted:
Start date: Between 1 - 8 July 2018 (depending on centre)
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: From £8.00 - £9.20 per hour
Contract term: Temporary

Do you have school admin experience?

Do you have a few weeks free in July?

Do you help provide international youngsters with a smooth, fun summer course?

Join us at one of the top ranked residential summer schools in the UK. We offer a friendly, professional, rewarding environment and have positions available from the beginning of July.

The Role

The Administrative Assistant is an office-based position and he/she provides administrative support for the Course Director to ensure the smooth running of the course. 

You will:

  • Support the senior staff in the administration of the academic programme, boarding houses and recreation programme, as required
  • Deal with internal and external correspondence in a professional manner
  • Prepare letters, memos, agendas, presentations and reports and take minutes of meetings
  • Monitor supplies/stock and reorder when necessary, liaising with the Windsor office where required
  • Maintain filing systems and update database

You will work with a wide range of individuals from the UK and overseas in a vibrant summer school environment. 

There may be an opportunity for a suitable qualified/experienced person to combine this role with that of a Specialist Recreation Teacher. 

Our Schools

We take great care choosing our schools and we look at everything they have to offer from their location to the range of facilities:

  • St Georges School, Ascot 
  • Epsom College 
  • St. John's School, Leatherhead 
  • Rugby School 
  • Sevenoaks School 

We currently have Admin Assistant roles at Ascot, Leatherhead and Sevenoaks

Who You Are

  • Have administration experience (ideally in a school)
  • Be able to multitask and work to tight deadlines
  • Confident Excel and Word user
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Flexible and reliable
  • Live within commuting distance of one of our schools

Dates and Times

  • Various start dates from 1 – 8 July (exact start dates depend on the centre
  • Working hours are 8.30am - 1.00pm and 2.00pm - 4.30pm
  • In quieter weeks, only half days may be required
  • On full days, lunch is provided
  • On student arrival and departure days, it may be necessary to work until 9pm but time off in lieu can be taken at an appropriate time

What Our Staff Say About Us

“The course is extremely well thought-out with the professionalism of the staff delivering a fun and challenging course that always exceeds the expectations of the students. I can’t speak highly enough of the company, they are an extremely good school to work for.” Kate -various centres 2011 – 2017

“TVSS gives you a chance to progress, experience responsibility and work to your strengths. I have really enjoyed seeing the students’ progress and I love the way that TVSS looks for new opportunities and encourages returning staff to get involved in those opportunities. I would not work for any other summer school” Lorraine – various centres 2014 – 2017

Excellent facilities, excellent staff and excellent kids! Would certainly love to be a part of another TVSS course in the future!" Paul - 2017 

How To Apply

We appoint on a rolling basis so early applications are always encouraged. 

Please send a CV and cover letter to 

We conduct Skype interviews for these positions. 

Please note that due to a large number of applicants we are only able to contact successful candidates. All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK as we do not sponsor work permit visa applications. Thank you for your understanding. 

Our Commitment To Safeguarding

Thames Valley Summer Schools is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. As part of our commitment: 

  • All references will be followed up 
  • Referees will be asked specifically if there is any reason why you should not be allowed to work with under 18s 
  • Any gaps in your employment history will need to be explained satisfactorily 
  • Proof of identity and qualifications will be required and photocopies of the original certificate will be taken 
  • All candidates are required to hold or undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and/or provide a Certificate of Good Conduct from their local police(if based overseas)


If you have any questions, please contact our Director of Education Mandi Muggeson on 01753 852001 or email

Job location

More about Thames Valley Summer Schools
Address: 13 Park Street, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1LU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1753 852001
employer gallery photo 0
employer gallery photo 1
employer gallery photo 2
employer gallery photo 3
employer gallery photo 4
employer gallery photo 5
employer gallery photo 6
employer gallery photo 7
employer gallery photo 8
employer gallery photo 9
employer gallery photo 10

About us

For more than 40 years, we've been helping young people from all over the world to improve their spoken English, get a taste of UK culture and gain valuable life experience. To date over 60,000 students have spent the summer with us on one o...