Headteacher's PA, Plymouth

Closing date:

Plymouth High School for GirlsPlymouth

Date posted:
Start date: March 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £17,080(Plymouth City Council Grade D point 8)
Contract term: Permanent

Plymouth High School for Girls

A Grammar School maintained by Plymouth City Council

St Lawrence Road, Plymouth, PL4 6HT

Tel: 01752 208308

email: jalderson@phsg.org 

Website: www.phsg.org 

Headteacher: Mr Simon Underdown

PA to the Headteacher (Grade D, Point 8) Actual Salary £17,080

Fixed Term / Term time + 5 Additional days (39 weeks)

37  hours per week (Flexibility with some Saturdays to assist with the 11+ examinations – time off in lieu will be given)

Required March 2020

We are looking for an exceptional person to be the Headteacher’s Personal Assistant. The ideal candidate will have demonstrable and successful experience of working as a Personal Assistant.  She/he will understand the need to be discrete and respect the confidentiality of the Headteacher’s office. Presenting a calm, professional and cheerful persona and thriving on a flexible approach are essential.

You must have the ability to be proactive, work effectively under pressure and have the confidence to deal with a wide variety of people and situations independently. Excellent IT/social media skills are essential and experience of a school environment would be a significant advantage.

Our ideal candidate will:

• Possess excellent administrative skills and thrive working in a fast-paced environment where the ability to multi-task and prioritise is key.

• Possess excellent organisational skills; particularly managing an online diary and communications.

• Be able to reduce pressure on the Headteacher by having good judgement; guiding and taking the initiative with forward planning 

• Be confident and enjoy working with 11-18 year olds

• Have a working knowledge of SIMS

• Have some HR experience

You must be adaptable and willing to be involved in all aspects of school life and be able to work both independently and as part of team. You will share our inclusive values of “for life not school we learn” and you will have a willingness to develop your own practice in line with our ethos of continuous improvement.

Candidates should contact Mrs Jenny Alderson at jalderson@phsg.org  for an application form/job description and informal enquiries.  These documents may also be downloaded from our website https://phsg.org/vacancies  

Closing date: Midday on Friday 21st February 2020

Interviews will be on Tuesday 3rd March 2020

The school is committed to safeguarding and protecting the wellbeing and welfare of children and young people.  The successful applicant must be willing to undergo Child Protection screening and training appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service.   Further details can be found at: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/disclosure-and-barring-service  



More about Plymouth High School for Girls
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: St. Lawrence Road, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 6HT, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1752 208308
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