Deadline is tomorrow

  • Closing date

    29 May 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    16 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£25,642.00 - £27,941.00 Annually (Actual) NJC Grade E, £25,642 - £27,941 (under 5 years' service) or £26,218 - £28,569 (over 5 years' service)

Executive Assistant (School Improvement) job summary

Westcountry Schools Trust (WeST) is seeking to appoint an exceptional individual with excellent organisational and administrative skills, to the position of Executive Assistant (School Improvement).

As Executive Assistant (School Improvement), you will be responsible for providing both routine and complex administrative support to the School Improvement Team. You will be the first point of contact for the Team, answering and triaging queries as appropriate, ensuring that all emails and/or calls are responded to in a timely manner. You will be required to produce complex reports and information for the School Improvement Team, as well as helping them to prepare a range of documentation such as presentations, training materials, etc.

WeST is a tight-knit family of schools based around natural geographical proximity in the south west. Initially formed as a small multi-academy trust of only two schools in 2011, the Trust as we know it today was launched in 2017 and now comprises 26 schools, of which 7 are secondary and 19 primary. We are ambitious and hold high expectations for the children in our care. We strive consistently to perform in the top 20% nationally.

WeST holds a firm belief in giving each child every opportunity to learn and succeed in all that they do. Whilst we are a family of schools who share common values and beliefs, all our schools are unique and hold their own identity. We believe that by working collectively, sharing what works well and jointly developing best practice, we are stronger together and can provide the very best education for our children in our geographical area.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this post.

Further details about the Trust can be found on our website ( and on My New Term (

Applications can be made via My New Term; the closing date is 9am on Wednesday 29th May 2024.

The selection process will take place on Monday 3rd June 2024.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Westcountry Schools Trust

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