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Headteacher's PA/ Office Manager

St Katherine's SchoolNorth Somerset

Headteacher's PA/ Office Manager

Full time, 37 hours per week, term time (including INSET) plus 3 weeks


Salary: £26613 - £29095 per annum

Full time, 37 hours per week term time plus the equivalent of 3 weeks across the year (including during school holidays) to meet the needs of the school.  Due to the nature of the work and scheduling of meetings/school events some flexibility in working times will be required.   This will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic individual to be PA to the Headteacher and manage the administrative support to the Strategic Leadership Team, Governors and wider school.  The successful candidate will have significant experience gained through a similar role and will: 

● have a positive and productive outlook with a high level of initiative and competence

● be inspired by team work and dynamic working environment 

● be highly organised and possess excellent communication, IT and administrative skills

● be expected to act with discretion and confidentiality 

● be able to apply sound and logical judgement in decision making 

● have a can do attitude, be flexible to meet the demands of the role and able to prioritise workloads to meet critical deadlines.

This is a challenging role requiring calm efficiency, an eye for detail and good humour.  The successful candidate will have the ability to build strong and positive relationships with students, parents, governors and staff.  You will work closely with and be assisted by a newly created administrative role who will provide support to the Strategic Leadership Team and Governors.  

This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a thriving school and make a significant contribution to the school’s continued success. A clear understanding of the expectations of the role, together with an appreciation and awareness of the needs of young people will be expected in an environment which values, respects and celebrates pupil aspiration and achievement.  

St Katherine’s School is part of Cathedral Schools Trust. Our thriving, diverse community is founded on our core values of respect, responsibility and resilience; we actively encourage everyone within our community to ‘live and breathe’ our values every day. The school aims to create an environment where students feel confident, secure and valued to help them perform at their best. 

This is an exciting time for the school and we are looking for applicants with a passion for young people.  In return, you can expect effective support and challenge from our strong leadership team along with a hardworking, talented and passionate staff body. We are committed to professional development with opportunities both within the school and across the Cathedral Schools Trust. If you would like to find out more about the school please visit the school website

Please read the job description and person specification for the role. If you possess the necessary experience, knowledge, qualifications and skills and aspire to our vision and values, we would like to hear from you.  Should you wish to speak to Mr J Humphreys, Headteacher, informally about the role before submitting an application, please email Sue Shelley, HR Manager to arrange this.

St Katherine’s School is an equal opportunities employer in line with the 2010 Equality Act.  St Katherine’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to DBS Barred list and Enhanced Disclosure checks.

Closing Date: Midnight 8 December 2021

Interviews will be held during w/c 13 December 2021

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