Personal Assistant to Vice Principals, Kensington and Chelsea

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Chelsea AcademyKensington and Chelsea

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Start date: December 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £31,434 - £32,577NJC Pay Scales listed are full time equivalent figures. Actual payable salary will depend on experience and other factors.
Contract term: Permanent

We are seeking to appoint an experienced, pro-active Personal Assistant to provide confidential and highly professional support to the Vice Principals at the Academy.  We are looking for an individual who possesses excellent attention to detail and organisation skills, which are two key skills for this role.  The main duties of this role are:

  • Organise and maintain the Vice Principals’ diary
  • Provide PA support to the Vice Principals, to include drafting and proofreading documents, communication with stakeholders on their behalf, and all other administrative duties as required.
  • Provide additional support to the Leadership team as and when required
  • Organise and support Academy events as required


Overview

We hope that the application pack, along with the Academy’s website, gives you all of the information that you need to help you apply for a post here. Chelsea Academy is a great place to work and visitors often comment on the excellent behaviour of our students, the friendliness of our staff and the fantastic Academy building. Our aim is simple; to provide the best quality education for all the students that attend the Academy, to produce happy and employable young people and to become one of the best schools in London. 

We are currently graded outstanding by Ofsted and SIAMS, a World Class School and are a member of the Leading Edge network. In the summer we achieved our best ever GCSE and A level results in terms of both progress (top 10% nationally) and attainment. However, we are much more than a successful, academically focused school. We believe in educating the whole child and our Christian values of joy, perseverance, servant leadership, charity and forgiveness underpin everything we stand for. It is important that all of our staff, whether they are teachers or not, work closely with our young people and ensure that they are successful in all that they do. We are looking for staff who will always go the extra mile for our young people and believe that education happens both in and out of the classroom.

Chelsea Academy is a great place to work (we are one of the few schools in the country with Investors in People Gold, re-accredited in April 2017, as well as a Commitment Award from the London Healthy Workplace Charter), our staff are friendly and supportive and we offer a whole range of professional development opportunities no matter what stage you are at in your career. We offer internal and external training throughout the year,  as your professional development is important to us.   Academy staff have access to a wide range of benefits these include a private healthcare package, 24 hour GP service, physiotherapy and a confidential well-being support line as well as a laptop and free lunch.  


How to apply

Please use “Quick Apply” from TES to submit your application for this post. Sorry but we do not accept CV’s. The deadline for applications is Monday 9th December 2019  at 12:00 and the interview date is Thursday 12th December 2019.  It will assist the shortlisting process if applicants can address directly the criteria in the candidate specification in their supporting statements. 

If you have any further questions about this post then please feel free to contact Anisha Yatally (HR Advisor) who will put you in contact with the relevant staff member. Visits to the Academy and / or requests for informal discussions with the Principal are welcome and can be arranged by Anisha. Please note that Chelsea Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate must be able to satisfy an enhanced police / Security Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check prior to starting employment with the Academy.


Equal Opportunities and Safer Recruitment

Chelsea Academy is an inclusive employer. We welcome applications from suitable candidates no matter their gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or disability, however, we do expect all our staff to note and follow our Christian ethos which is outlined on our website. Please note that Chelsea Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate must be able to satisfy successful references, an enhanced police / Security Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and right to work in the UK  prior to starting employment with the Academy.

If you want to work in a happy, purposeful inner city academy with a strong Christian ethos and commitment to helping every student go on to university or meaningful employment, then we would welcome your application.


Yours faithfully


Matt Williams

Principal




More about Chelsea Academy
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Lots Road, London, SW10 0AB, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 7376 3019
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Introduction

Thank you for your interest in joining Chelsea Academy as a member of staff. We hope that the information below, our website, corporate video and careers video will give you a flavour of our school. We are a warm and inclusive place to w...