PA to the Principal and Senior Leadership Team, County Durham

Closing date:

North Durham AcademyCounty Durham

Date posted:
Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Working arrangements negotiable (whole-time OR term time + 15 days) for the right candidate
Contract term: Permanent

New College Durham Academies Trust comprises of two large Academies, Consett Academy and North Durham Academy, located some six miles apart in North West Durham.  New College Durham, is our lead sponsor and both Academies are located in multi million pound new builds, offering unrivalled state of the art facilities for our students and communities in Consett and Stanley.  

North Durham Academy is seeking to appoint a suitably skilled, experienced and highly professional Personal Assistant to provide outstanding support to our recently appointed Principal and Senior Leadership Team.

PA to the Principal and Senior Leadership Team 

Working arrangements negotiable (whole-time OR term time + 15 days) for the right candidate

Grade 5 - £26,317pa - £29,637pa (whole-time) or £24,738pa - £28,859pa (reflects TTO+ 15 days)

Applicants must have exceptional organisational skills and the ability to multi-task.  They must be personable, approachable, responsive and accommodating and should be able to work with frequent disruptions.  Interested candidates will need to work well as part of a team and must be able to work autonomously.  Challenges and opportunities will appear on a daily basis, so applicants must be able to think on their feet, whilst following strict procedures and tight timescales; all within a highly confidential environment.  

The successful candidate will ensure good school communication to all Academy stakeholders both internally and externally with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.  As well as excellent interpersonal skills, you must have resilience and empathy and be able to work effectively under pressure.  A sound administrative background is essential; as is an excellent working knowledge and application of various IT packages.  

Interested applicants should hold an NVQ Level 4 or equivalent qualification in a relevant discipline or be able to demonstrate recent extensive and relevant experience working at a senior administrative level.

The job holder should be able to adopt a flexible approach in their working arrangements to suit the needs of the Academy, including the ability and willingness to take minutes and attend school events after the Academy day.  In return, the successful candidate will see how their role plays a vital contribution to academy-wide impact.     

To download an application pack, including job description, person specification and application form, please visit TES or our website: 

Visits prior to application are warmly welcomed, so you can come and see for yourself what a fantastic environment North Durham Academy has to offer.  Just email Human Resources at  and this can be arranged.

Please do not attach copies of CV's/qualification certificates. Only the information detailed on the application form will be used as part of the short-listing process.   Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted. 

Completed applications should be submitted via TES on-line or emailed to by Midday Monday 27th January 2020.  

Applicants should assume they have been unsuccessful if we have not contacted them within 28 days of the post-closing.

New College Durham Academies Trust is committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults and will undertake the appropriate employment checks to meet this commitment

More about North Durham Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: High Street, Stanley, County Durham, DH9 0TW, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1207 292180
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