PA to the Headteacher, Newham

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Lister Community SchoolNewham

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Scale SO2
Contract term: Permanent


36 hours per week, term time plus 2 weeks

Hours:  8am to 4pm (may require attendance at early evening meetings)

Scale SO2 - £28,611 (actual pro rata’d salary per annum) 

We are seeking to appoint a highly skilled, dedicated and experienced professional PA to Headteacher.  You will work at the heart of the school, supporting the Headteacher in his role, liaising with staff, parents, school governors, central government and local authorities and others. The job will be varied and will give you a unique insight into the workings of a complex and vibrant school which is at the heart of its community. 

Previous experience of working in a school is not essential.  Excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills are vital along with tact, discretion, initiative and a confident, flexible and positive attitude.

We would ideally like to fill this post as soon as possible – subject to completion of recruitment checks. 

If you think you have the potential to work as an outstanding PA to Headteacher then an application form can be downloaded directly from our school’s website at:  or by contacting Jackie Young (HR Manager) on 020 8471 3311.  

Completed applications must be returned to the school at the above address, or by email to:

Applications are required by 12:00noon on Tuesday, 27th August 2019

Interviews:  Week commencing the 2nd September 2019

We will acknowledge receipt of all application forms. If you do not receive acknowledgement, please do not assume that your application has been received.  Due to high volume of applicants, we will only contact those candidates who have been selected to progress to the next stage of the process.

About Lister Community School 

Lister Community School is a large, 11-16 comprehensive school.  We are a mixed school that maintained its ‘Good’ status by Ofsted in December 2018, and continues to celebrate year on year record breaking exam results.

We are determined to build on our most recent Ofsted judgement and continue our journey to becoming ‘Outstanding’ in the next two years.  Our motto is “always aiming for excellence’.

Lister is embarking on an exciting stage of developing its support services for the school and we are seeking dynamic, professional and high quality individuals to join us in our aim for excellence in all areas.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  This appointment will be conditional on successful pre-employment and enhanced DBS checks.  

More about Lister Community School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: St. Mary's Road, Plaistow, London, E13 9AE, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 84713311
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