Headteacher's PA/Executive Assistant, Whitechapel, East London

Closing date:Expiring soon

Swanlea SchoolWhitechapel, East London

Date posted:
Start date: Immediate start
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: SO2-PO1 (from £31,079)
Contract term: Permanent

35 hours per week, term time only + 2 weeks (41 weeks per year)  

Swanlea School is a large, vibrant and thriving secondary school in the centre of London. With approximately 1000 students on roll and a further 210 at KS5, staff at Swanlea work alongside exceptional colleagues to achieve outstanding student outcomes. In the summer of 2019, we achieved excellent results at GCSE (Progress 8 score of +0.85) and an ALPs 3 score at KS5 which puts us in the top 15% of all schools nationally.

In July 2013, OFSTED graded Swanlea as outstanding in all categories for the second time. In July 2015, we were awarded Teaching School status as part of our journey to achieving excellence and we continue to strive to deliver outstanding outcomes across all key stages and subject areas. We are committed to the continuous professional learning of all staff and the successful candidate will receive first class training and development. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a PA/Executive Assistant to the Headteacher. The successful candidate will have previous experience as a PA or Senior Administrator and have excellent organisational skills. A high level of competency in using Microsoft Office and the ability to work under pressure, prioritise workloads and work to deadlines is essential. Duties include report writing, diary management and collating complex and confidential information as well as contributing to the overall support function for the Senior Leadership Team.

Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal are required and the postholder will have the ability to liaise with staff at all levels and work effectively as part of a team. This is a busy and demanding role and the postholder will need to have a flexible approach to work, to be able to use their own initiative as well as work effectively as part of the larger team.  A full range of duties and responsibilities can be found in the job description.

You will also be able to demonstrate unwavering commitment to raising student progress and attainment and like us, you believe that social disadvantage is no barrier to achievement and that every student can share in the joy of education and academic success. Most importantly, you will possess integrity, good humour and moral purpose. 

In return, we can offer the following:

• A competitive salary with inner London weighting and pension scheme;

• A central location within a vibrant, diverse London Borough, with excellent transport links;

• Outstanding facilities and resources to support teaching and learning;

• Supportive & collegiate staff;

• A highly regarded middle & emergent leadership programme;

• A supportive and experienced Senior Leadership Team;

• A friendly and diverse student and staff community;

• Discount scheme that offers savings on purchases, including grocery, eating out, entertainment, etc;

• Season ticket loan scheme;

• Cycle to work scheme;

• Free eye tests and discounted eye-care scheme;

• Access to confidential emotional and practical advice support services.

To apply, please request an application pack from rgavens.211@swanlea.co.uk

Closing date: 9.00am on Monday, 28th October 2019.

Interview date: w/c  4th November 2019.

Swanlea School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and references.



More about Swanlea School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: 31 Brady Street, Whitechapel, London, E1 5DJ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 7375 3267
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Swanlea School is a large, vibrant and thriving secondary school in the centre of London. With approximately 1000 students on roll and a further 210 at KS5, staff at Swanlea work alongside outstanding colleagues to achieve outstanding student outcome...