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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    27 October 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    25 September 2023

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No, visa sponsorship not available

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Full-time equivalent salary

£26,845.00 - £30,151.00 Annually (FTE) Pay award pending (£28,770 - £32,076) Annually (FTE)

Head's PA job summary

Head’s PA 

GRADE:  Grade G, Points 20-24 

HOURS/WEEKS:  37 hours per week / 52 weeks per year 

WORKING PATTERN:  Monday to Thursday – 8am to 4pm; Friday – 8am to 3:30pm (these timings include a daily unpaid break of 30 minutes) 

Full time, open to flexible working requests.

There will be a requirement to undertake some work flexibly during school holiday periods to support the Headteacher and staff onboarding.  

RESPONSIBLE TO:  Executive Headteacher via Business Manager 


Chantry Academy is a thriving and ambitious, Ofsted rated good academy We are looking for a committed, talented individual to become the academy's Headteachers PA.This is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated, resilient, experienced, and super-organised professional who relishes the opportunity to continuously assess new ways of working with a wonderful team. 

This is a superb and rare opening for an experienced PA, ideally with school experience, to work in a busyacademy, where two days are never the same.In additional to all PA duties,there is particular focus on recruitment and on-boarding aspects, safeguarding compliance, and operational people management administration.A good generalist HR background will be beneficial but is not essential. 

In this role you will work directly with the Executive Headteacher and the Business Manager as appropriate, maintaining sensitivity and confidentiality on a range of working tasks, planning, and reporting along with supporting the smooth running if the academy. 

The post holder will: 

  • Respond independently to unanticipated problems and situations.
  • Deal with complicated or sensitive information orally or in writing with a range of audience.
  • Self-organise workload and have direct responsibility for the line and performance management of other employees.  

If you share our vision and 5 core beliefs in all situations, we would like to hear from you.   This is no ordinary role – we strive to attract extraordinary people.  We anticipate a strong field and reserve the right to move quickly for the right candidate.  Ideally the successful candidate will join us quickly.  

Could you be the one? 

In returnwewill offer you: 

    • A thriving, innovative learning community, committed to excellence. 
    • A supportive, welcoming community of professionals. 
    • Extensive support and development opportunities. 

Full details can be found in the attached documents: 

  • Job Description 
  • Person Specification 

 For further details, and informal discussion with Craig DCunha, Executive Headteacher, or to make arrangements to visit the academy, please contact admin@chantryacademy.orgor telephone 01473 687181. 

The academy reserves the right to interview suitably qualified candidates ahead of the interview date. 

We are part of The Active Learning Trust.

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About Chantry Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
934 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Chantry Academy sits in the heart of South West Ipswich and is very proud to serve the local community. Our Academy has a welcoming and inclusive ethos; where our staff work hard to foster and develop close relationships with all our stakeholders. We are committed to providing the best possible education for all, ensuring all are welcome and succeed.

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