This job expired on 10 October 2022

  • Start date details

    When pre-employment is clear

  • Closing date

    10 October 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    23 September 2022

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Pay scale

Grade 5 NJCJE Pt. 17 to 24, between £22,926 - £26,840 (actual salary for term time + 10 days)

Executive Assistant job summary

Due to the retirement of the previous post-holder we are recruiting for an Executive Assistant to support our Headteacher, wider Strategic Leadership Team and Governing Body. Our environment is fast paced and demanding but rewarding.

You will provide a high quality confidential administrative service to the team, taking responsibility for coordination and support of internal and external meetings, internal and external communication with a range of stakeholders from parents to DfE, and will support project work of the team through research and document drafting.

The main responsibilities for the post are to:

  • Provide daily administrative support to the Headteacher and wider SLT
  • Organise meetings, agendas, take minutes and follow up actions
  • Carry out educational research
  • Monitor statutory changes and advise on implications
  • Manage internal and external communications
  • Act as Clerk for the Governing Body

If you are hardworking, with a can-do attitude and a learning mind-set – you will be an ideal candidate for this most rewarding role!

A calm approach with excellent attention to detail is essential, along with high customer service standards and an enquiring mind.

All support, guidance and great future career prospects will be available to the successful candidate.

Previous school experience is not essential and applications are encouraged from those with transferrable skills from other sectors.

For the post advertised, you must:

  • Be able to meet key accountabilities set out in Job Description

  • Have experience and/or transferrable skills in this area

  • Be able to use ICT effectively
  • Have excellent organisational skills
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Good levels of literacy and numeracy (Level 2 Maths and English or equivalent essential)

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About Abbot's Lea School

School type
Special school, ages 3 to 19
School size
270 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 19
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Abbot’s Lea School is a large and highly successful special school educating nearly 300 students aged 3-19, who, due to their Autism and associated learning differences, require significant specialist support to succeed academically and achieve their full potential.

The school’s mission statement is to be the International Centre of Excellence for Autism.

We ensure outstanding outcomes for all of our students through our unique Philosophy of Education – The ASD Model © which underpins our promotion of:

A – academic progress
S – specialist support
D – development of life skills

We are already an outstanding school (Ofsted, 2016) and now we wish to be the best!

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