5 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2022

  • Application deadline

    13 December 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    23 November 2021

Job details

Job role
Education support
Working pattern
Part time
37 hours per week, 42 weeks per year
Contract type
Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary
£28,227 - £30,094 per annum
Actual salary
£25,805 - £27,512 per annum

Job summary

We are seeking to appoint an experienced, confident Personal Assistant with excellent communication, administrative and interpersonal skills, who will play an important role in supporting the Headteacher to lead the school with maximum effectiveness.

The role will support the Headteacher through the provision of a confidential, professional, and efficient administrative service. This will include handling of highly sensitive, confidential and conflicting issues on a daily basis, dealing with staff, parents, governors and other external bodies along side managing the headteacher’s and senior team diaries.

The Personal Assistant to the Head will be a key member of the school team and will be responsible for providing excellent customer care as well as the ability to handle confidential information with the utmost integrity.

We are looking for someone who:
• Has proven experience providing successful administrative support having worked closely with staff at senior leadership level
• Has exceptional communication, administration and interpersonal skills and be able to prepare correspondence, reports and minute meetings
• Ability to be proactive in managing multiple diaries and workload
• Excellent telephone manner and first class professionalism in meeting visitors
• Ability to adapt to changing situations, work early or late as required in this very demanding role
• Has a high level of knowledge and thorough understanding of ICT and Microsoft software packages
• Experience of using SIMS is desirable but full training will be given

For an informal conversation prior to submitting an application, please contact Emma Wilson-Downes, Headteacher, on 01394 288228 or ewilson-downes@fxs.org.uk

Closing Date: 09:00am, Monday 13th December 2021

Interviews: week commencing 13th December 2021

To apply, please visit https://candidate.unitysp-careers.co.uk/155231TVS

If you are a current employee of Unity Schools Partnership, please use the following link to apply https://candidate.unitysp-careers.co.uk/155231INT

Please note, we reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the advertised date.

Unity Schools Partnership is committed to safer recruitment, equal opportunities, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required.

Unity Schools Partnership, welcoming diversity.

Applying for the job

To apply, please visit https://candidate.unitysp-careers.co.uk/155231TVS

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
School size
1164 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Contact phone number
01394 288228

About Felixstowe School

We are proud to be a comprehensive school, where students from all backgrounds and abilities can come together to be part of our school. Students can be proud to be a member of the Felixstowe School community, and of the wider community within Felixstowe. We want our students to achieve their full potential, enjoying an education that develops their skills and enhances their strengths and aptitudes. We also recognise that each student is part of a wider, national and global community outside of Felixstowe, and to this end we want our students also to develop into outstanding citizens, and contribute to the society in which they live.

Arranging a visit to Felixstowe School

For an informal conversation prior to submitting an application, please contact Emma Wilson-Downes, Headteacher, on 01394 288228 or ewilson-downes@fxs.org.uk

School location

High Street, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 9QR

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