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Administrator & PA to Head of Preparatory School

West Buckland SchoolDevon

West Buckland is a school founded in 1858 intended to offer an excellent education based on Christian values.  It stands in nearly 100 acres of grounds, surrounded by farmland, near the western edge of Exmoor. Its rural location is outstandingly beautiful. The school is now a leading, multi-cultural community for boys and girls across North Devon and beyond.

The successful candidate will act as PA to the Prep School Head and the primary administrative support to the Prep School. They will provide a professional and responsive secretarial and administrative service to the Head and Prep School staff, and will be the point of contact, both internally and externally, for communications to the Headmaster. As PA to the Head, you will represent the Head in various communications and will assist with operational planning and decision-making as appropriate. This post is at the heart of the Prep school's operation and therefore a commitment to the school and its success is a fundamental prerequisite of the post.

This role offers a suitably qualified and experienced candidate the opportunity to join the Administrative Support team at the heart of a leading South West Independent school. This is a digital post within the Prep School with administrative support provided via the Senior School Administration Office Manager and team. You will work closely with a dedicated team of colleagues in the Admissions and Marketing teams, who support the school’s activities. You will provide the Head and Prep School with the appropriate level of support associated with that of an experienced Personal Assistant and Administrator. 

Candidates must be highly organised, have the ability to work independently to plan, prioritise, multi-task and work to deadlines. The ability to draft accurate, well-presented letters, reports and other documents as required by the Headmaster is essential. Given the status and position within the School, it is especially important that the highest degree of confidentiality, diplomacy and tact are always maintained. 

This is a year-round post with flexible working opportunities during the school holiday periods.

Interview on receipt of positive application, available for immediate appointment. 

West Buckland School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service. The post is defined as being within the scope of Regulated Activity.

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