Personal Assistant to Chief Executive Officer, Waltham Forest

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Chingford Foundation SchoolWaltham Forest

Date posted:
Start date: January 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: SO2 spinal points 32-34 (£27,916 - £29,457)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No



TENURE:  PERMANENT SALARY:  £27,916 - £29,457 

Actual Pro-rated Salary PAY SCALE:  *SO2, spinal points 32-34 (pending Job Evaluation) 

HOURS:  36 hours x 48 weeks per annum  (plus 11 – 15 days to be worked out of term time dependent on years of service).   

The School 

Chingford Foundation School recently received the accolade of appearing in England’s top 100 schools for sustained improvement in its academic outcomes. This places the school in the top 3% of non-selective, state-funded schools. 

We are also pleased to host a Sixth Form Centre which was rated as ‘outstanding’ by OFSTED. 

The school has many distinctive characteristics:

■ We are a large 11 – 18 mixed school with an impressive heritage, which we exploit and celebrate.  

■ We have a style and approach which ensures details in academic and pastoral matters are not overlooked and are given an equally high priority in a safe and harmonious environment. 

■ Our combined specialisms in Arts, Humanities and Sports subjects mean that innovative, high quality provision is available to enable students to develop their specific aptitudes and skills.  

■ The school benefits from an attractive, historical location in which to provide a modern education for students. Its excellent facilities occupy spacious grounds and buildings which also provide a center for community activity.  

■ In November 2014, OFSTED judged the school to be ‘good’ with outstanding features. The Sixth Form was given an ‘outstanding’ rating.  

The Role 

Chingford Academies Trust is looking for a dynamic PA to work closely with the Chief Executive Officer.  You should have excellent organisational and time management skills, have good written and spoken communication skills and ensure that you have accurate attention to detail in your work.   

The role involves juggling workloads and meeting tight dead-lines and you should have a flexible and adaptable approach to work.  At least two years previous experience of working at a senior level in a school/further educational institution is essential. 

What Do We Offer?

■ Supportive, collaborative School 

■ Leadership training and development opportunities 

■ Exceptional CPD 

■ Outstanding career development 

If you would like to join a school that aims to provide a secure, caring and stimulating learning environment through expert teaching and support staff ensuring all students achieve their full potential.  Where staff are hard-working, committed, supported and valued, then please download an Application Form and further details from the school website ( and email to or post to the above address.    

Closing date: Wednesday, 29th November 2017 at 12 noon. 

Interviews:  Week commencing 4th December 2017.  

The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure Check. 

The Trust requires that all adults who work with pupils promote pupil safety and wellbeing; adhering to Trust policies to ensure effective Child Protection and Safeguarding provision, either directly or indirectly.    

Please note that if you are not contacted within two weeks of the above closing date, that you can take this to mean that you have not been shortlisted.

Job location

More about Chingford Foundation School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Nevin Drive, Chingford, London, E4 7LT, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 85291853
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