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Employer The Stephen Longfellow Academy
Location Leeds
Salary SO1 (SCP 29-31) all year round Actual starting salary: £25,951-£27,668
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts September 2017 or Earlier

Working in partnership with

The GORSE Academies Trust

5-16 Alternative Provision, number on roll: 140 (Year one only) Building to 300 over the next three years

Personal Assistant (PA) to the Principal 

Location: Leeds 

Start:   September 2017 or earlier.

Salary:  SO1 (SCP 29-31) all year round 

Actual starting salary: £25,951-£27,668

Hours of work: 37 hours per week (Monday-Friday)

The post is subject to the successful applicant completing a 6 month probationary period.

Working as part of The GORSE Academies Trust, The Stephen Longfellow Academy is a new Academy which is looking to recruit a Personal Assistant (PA) for September 2017 or earlier if possible. 

A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen to work alongside the Principal of the Academy. This is a very busy role in an unashamedly ambitious academy. Looking to take a fresh look at alternative provision in Leeds.

As the first administration appointment you will have the opportunity to develop systems and procedures and as the academy grows to build a team. Based at Bruntcliffe Academy for year one we then anticipate a move in August 2018 to Phoenix House which is undergoing extensive renovation.

The intention of this role is to provide extensive diary management, organising and attending meetings, and acting on initiative to undertake research and compile relevant briefing papers for the Principal and the Senior Leadership team. You should be incredibly organised, efficient, personable and a team player. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone wanting to take their secretarial career to the next step in a dynamic organisation. Ideally you will have solid work experience from an industry, public services or education background and have an understanding of children and young people who present challenges. 

An Application Pack (including Job Description and Person Specification) is available to download direct from our website at and by email to 

For further information about the Academy visit the website

CV’s not accepted.

Closing date for applications:  Friday 30 June 2017 (noon)

Applications should be returned to: 

Interviews will take place:  Wednesday 5 July 2017 

The Stephen Longfellow Academy is committed to safeguarding children and the successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. We promote diversity and aim to establish a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds.

About the employer

The Stephen Longfellow Academy is named in honour of a colleague who worked across many schools in the Leeds city region and established an outstanding reputation as a man who cared deeply about the most vulnerable and most challenging pupils in our ...

Information about The Stephen Longfellow Academy
Org type Alternative Provision
Funding status State - Free School
Gender Mixed
Age range 5 - 16 years

Locations and contacts

C/o Bruntcliffe Academy
Bruntcliffe Lane
West Yorkshire
LS27 0LZ
United Kingdom