Executive Assistant to the Board of Wycombe Abbey International, Buckinghamshire

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Wycombe Abbey SchoolBuckinghamshire

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Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Wycombe Abbey has its own salary scale which compares favourably with other independent schools and is well above that of the maintained sector.
Contract term: Permanent

Wycombe Abbey has been at the vanguard of the current move by schools to develop their brand overseas. 

In September 2016, the School entered into its first partnership to launch a school in China. Wycombe Abbey School Changzhou is a co-educational day and boarding school educating 1,200 girls and boys from kindergarten to 18 years old, within a magnificent, modern educational setting. The school operates independently of Wycombe Abbey but the two schools share traditional values, teaching methodology and the same vision for providing an outstanding education. Wycombe Abbey School Hong Kong, a co-educational primary school, opened in September 2019 and plans are at an advanced stage for the opening in September 2021 of two purpose-built campuses for new co-educational schools for pupils from kindergarten through 18 years old in Hangzhou and Nanjing. The intention is that other Wycombe Abbey Schools in Greater China will follow.

The Board of Wycombe Abbey International now seeks a highly organised Executive Assistant to facilitate the planning and delivery of projects to support the international development strategy of the School. The appointed candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a proven track record in a busy and demanding equivalent administrative role. Excellent copywriting and proofreading skills are essential and some appreciation of the principles and practices of education and marketing are desirable. 

This is a whole school role and a flexible attitude to working hours is essential.  The appointed candidate will be required to work out of hours from time to time, particularly given the need to liaise with teams in China.

Please complete an application form and submit this, together with a covering letter, to the Chairman of the International Committee, Mr Patrick Sherrington, by emailing the Human Resources Manager, Mrs J Wetenhall wetenhallj@wycombeabbey.com. Further details are found  under ‘Vacancies’ on the School website: www.wycombeabbey.com. 

Closing date for applications: 12 noon on 4 November 2019.

More about Wycombe Abbey School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Abbey Way, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 1PE, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1494 520381
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Wycombe Abbey is committed to maintaining full boarding for the needs of modern families. Girls who enter the school at 11+ have their own Junior Boarding House. From the age of 12 to 17, pupils live in 9 mixed-age Senior Houses, and in the Upper Six...