PA to Primary & Regional Directors, Croydon

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Harris FederationCroydon

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Start date: December 2017
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive salary depending on skills and experience + Health Cash Plan + Harris Benefits
Contract term: Maternity Cover

We are looking for a full-time Personal Assistant for our Primary Director and Regional Director to cover maternity leave.  

The Harris Federation is a successful, highly collaborative and enterprising group of academies in and around London. Our network of academies is setting standards of excellence through an experienced and supportive approach with the aim that every child in London can have the best possible education, enabling them to fulfil their potential and decide their own future. The focus of the Harris Federation is on transforming some of the most challenging schools in London into exceptional places of learning. That means that when you work at a Harris academy, you are playing a part in something very important – giving children the freedom and the opportunities to choose their own futures.  

Your role:

Based at the Harris Federation head office, just five minutes' walk from East Croydon station, this is a varied role which includes diary management, arranging travel, general administration and producing written correspondence. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Overseeing and ensuring a smooth running of the primary team.
  • Providing an efficient, accurate and prompt secretarial and administrative service primarily to the Primary Directors.
  • Ensuring the delivery of an efficient administrative support to the Primary Team.
  • Line managing the Primary Administrative Assistant
  • Supporting with the administration of opening new primary academies

This position is full-time for the duration of the contract (Monday to Friday, 08:30-17:00).

What we are looking for:

You should be highly organised, flexible, and able to work quickly and independently to meet deadlines. You should have previous admin experience and excellent communication skills, and advanced knowledge of all MS packages is essential.

For more information about the responsibilities and person specification, please download the Candidate Information Pack via the apply link.

Why work for the Harris Federation?

As a top performing Multi-Academy Trust, we offer access to a professional and supportive community of academies, fellow Principals and mentors to help develop and progress your career.

Harris is a federation and not a chain; each Harris academy is different, reflecting the particular aspirations and leadership style of its Principal. All of our primary and secondary academies are rated ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted and we are recognised for transforming the life chances of the children and teenagers we educate.

We look for talented individuals who want to be a part of transforming education in London, and who can help create exceptional places of learning.

For further information, please call 020 8253 7777 or email

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. 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.

Job location

More about Harris Federation
Address: 4th Floor, Norfolk House, Wellesley Road, Croydon, CR0 1LH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 208 253 7777
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The Harris Federation is a not-for-profit educational charity with almost 25 years of education experience in and around London. Our primary, secondary, all-through and sixth form academies have an international reputation for delivering a step chang...