Headmaster's PA (Maternity Leave), Kensington and Chelsea

Closing date:Expiring soon

Wetherby SchoolKensington and Chelsea

Date posted:
Start date: October 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £35,000 - £40,000
Contract term: Maternity Cover

The Post

We are looking for a career minded and enthusiastic Headmaster’s P.A. to work in our busy school office, in Notting Hill, alongside the school bursar and school registrar. This position is from October 2019 until December 2020 in the first instance. There is the possibility of a contract extension at the end of the maternity cover. This will be full time position and the contracted hours will be from 8am until 5pm.

The administration of the school is essential in ensuring whole school success, representing the front window of the school to current and prospective parents. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate that they have the necessary people skills, experience and competence to work in this busy environment with adults and children alike. Proficiency in English, both spoken and written, is essential as well as a polite and friendly telephone manner. It is essential that the candidate has a good knowledge of SIMS and office software packages and experience of working in the education sector is desirable. 

The School

Wetherby School is a thriving and highly successful non-selective, independent school in Notting Hill with 350 boys, aged 2 ½ to 8. The school is heavily oversubscribed and extremely successful in securing pupils’ entry into the preparatory school of their choice. It is part of the Alpha Plus Group of schools, which is one of the country's leading educational groups.

Remuneration

The salary for the position will be between £35,000 and £40,000 depending on qualifications and experience.  The successful candidate shall be entitled to take 25 days annual leave per year plus all Public Holidays.

Safeguarding 

Wetherby School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The protection of our students’ welfare is the responsibility of all Wetherby staff and individuals are expected to conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles of our organisation. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) clearance along with other relevant pre-employment checks. References will be taken up and carefully checked.

Equal Opportunities 

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

Application Process

Please apply in confidence by completing the online application form and equal opportunities monitoring form found on the Alpha Plus Group careers page below. 

Also available on the careers page is  the Job Description and Person Specification. 

Only those candidates who have been shortlisted will be responded to. Closing date for applications is Friday 20th September. Interviews will take place in the week of 23rd September.  



More about Wetherby School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 4 - 8 years
Address: 11 Pembridge Square, London, W2 4ED, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 77279581
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Wetherby School is based in Kensington and Chelsea, London. The independent pre-preparatory school admits boys aged 2-8. There are currently around 240 boys enrolled in the school, which occupies a listed townhouse. Scholarships are available to pros...