PA to the Headmistress, London SW8

Closing date:Expiring soon

Newton Prep SchoolLondon SW8

Date posted:
Start date: Providing maternity cover from March 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £30,074 - £35,672 dependent on skills and experience + excellent benefits
Contract term: Maternity Cover

Newton Prep is a leading co-educational day school for pupils aged 3-13 years located in walking distance of Battersea Park and Queenstown Road B.R. Stns. We are seeking an experienced, personable and motivated self-starter to provide a high standard of secretarial and administrative support to the Headmistress. 

As the first point of contact between the Headmistress and staff, pupils, parents and visitors you will be responsible for managing the Head’s diary., organising meetings, handling and processing confidential information, keeping pupil records updated, dealing with telephone enquiries as well as meeting and greeting parents of prospective pupils and other visitors.   

This key role requires initiative and discretion, combined with strong organisational and interpersonal skills; an eye for detail and a sound knowledge of Microsoft Office. Applications are invited from candidates who have proven PA and/or administration experience ideally in a similar role. You will need to have excellent written and spoken communication skills as well as the ability to multi-task and work under pressure.

Hours of work are Monday - Friday, from 8.30am - 5.00pm during term time and 9.30am - 5.00pm during school holidays (there may be the possibility of working more flexible hours during the main school holidays).

Salary is on a range £30,074-£35,672 dependent on skills and experience. Staff benefits include free school meals during term time, contributory staff pension scheme, free car parking and staff gym.

Full details of the post and an application form may be obtained on the school website  or by contacting the HR department on 0207 720 4091 Ext, 1255 email:

Applications, by form only to: HR Manager, Newton Prep, 149 Battersea Park Road, London SW8 4BX, email 

Closing date: 23.1.2019 

Interviews: week beginning 28.1.2019

Newton Prep is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will therefore, have to undertake an enhanced disclosure via the DBS including a Barred List check.

Newton Prep

149 Battersea Park Road, London SW8 4BX

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More about Newton Prep School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 13 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: 149 Battersea Park Road, London, SW8 4BX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 77204091
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Newton Prep is a successful and dynamic independent school, offering a challenging education for boys and girls between the ages of 3 and 13. Although a relatively new school, having been set up in 1991, it has grown from strength to strength (curren...