PA (Personal Assistant) to the Executive Principal (Maternity Cover), Southwark

Closing date:Expiring today

Harris Academy PeckhamSouthwark

Date posted:
Start date: Monday 6th January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: SCP 26 - 29 (Inner London) : £33,162 - £34,986 FTE + Benefits
Contract term: Permanent

Your opportunity

A new and exciting opportunity has been created for a professional, enthusiastic and highly motivated Personal Assistant who will provide proactive support to the Executive Principal. Please note, this is a maternity cover role. Working with the wider academy team, this is a highly visible and demanding role in the Academy. This is a fast-paced role allowing ample insight and varied responsibility. Providing a unique opportunity to gain a thorough understanding of senior level education management. As part of Harris, you will join a community of staff dedicated to transforming education in London. With a multitude of progression routes  and outstanding CPD for support staff, expect to be supported throughout your career  whether in our central team or in one of our 48 academies.     

What we are looking for

We look for talented individuals who want to be a part of transforming education in London, and helping create exceptional places of learning. We are looking for someone who:

Appropriate degree or equivalent experience in previous roles Trained in the use of a variety of ICT packages, including Word and Excel

Ability to communicate well both orally and in writing

Ability to work to deadlines

Ability to develop and maintain good relationships with a wide range of people, from parents, governors, students to outside agencies

Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification.

About Harris Academy Peckham

Our vision at Harris Academy Peckham is to ensure every child achieves excellence in all aspects of academy life.  We have high aspirations, both in terms of academic standards and personal development, in order to prepare students for the demands of the 21st century global workplace.  We expect every child to excel, and will provide the necessary challenge and support to make this happen. We give our students as many opportunities as possible. No matter what their ability, we want them to learn and experience as much as they can during their time at the Academy. We offer a full, broad and balanced curriculum, ensuring students of all academic abilities enjoy learning. Each student is given the individual care and attention they need to thrive and make maximum progress. This means that, alongside a strong academic education, we also ensure a strong welfare and personal development team is on hand to support our students every step of the way. 

Why work at Harris Academy Peckham?

A place where all flourish, all feel valued and where achievement is the key to success.

An opportunity to join an ambitious academy at the heart of the local community, working with experienced and inspirational leaders towards an outstanding future.

The combination of the traditional values of good manners, strong discipline and respect with excellent teaching.

Generous Harris benefits package and excellent opportunities for personal and professional development.


Harris Benefits

As part of the Harris Federation, we can offer you a range of benefits, including:

The opportunity to develop and grow your career within the Federation.

Performance and loyalty bonus

Pension scheme (LGPS) and access to our Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan, covering a range of health and wellbeing benefits

Bicycle Purchase and ICT loans

Click here for a full list of Harris benefits.


The Harris Federation

Harris Federation stands as the leading large Multi Academy Trust for both primary and secondary education in Greater London. Holding a reputation for bringing transformative approaches to education, we hold a unrivalled track record in achieving success through rapid school improvement.  


Paramount to what we do is closing the gap between young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers. Social mobility has always been a core mission of the Harris Federation. Within this, we have continuously transformed standards in schools that had, in some cases, failed for generations before joining the Harris Federation. We are committed to ensuring that every child in London has access to the best possible education in order to nurture their individual potential.  


Every child in London deserves the best possible education. Join us in creating spaces of learning where children everywhere are nurtured for their potential and given the tools necessary to shape their own future.  


Please note: academies may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and this job may be withdrawn at any point without notice. You will still be able to add information until the closing date, but you will not be able to submit your application. With this in mind, you are encouraged to apply as early as possible.


Harris academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. In line with our commitments to safeguarding, the Harris Federation uses preferred agencies and is unable to work with any agencies where Terms of Business have not been agreed by both parties prior to an engagement. Harris Federation is fully committed to equality and to valuing diversity as an employer and a provider of education. Click here to view our full equality and diversity statement.



More about Harris Academy Peckham
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: 112 Peckham Road, London, SE15 5DZ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 77034417
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Harris Academy Peckham is a place where all flourish, all feel valued and where achievement is the key to success. We are thoroughly proud of all our successes to date and look forward to further contributing to the Harris Federation’s excellent trac...