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  • Start date details

    2nd September 2024

  • Closing date

    26 July 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    3 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£30,825.00 Annually (FTE) NJC L6 21 £30,825 FTE actual pro rata £17,086 22.5 hours per week

PA to Principal job summary

PA to Principal

The Linden Academy are currently seeking to appoint a PA to the Principal. We are looking for a highly motivated and committed individual who is passionate at supporting the Principal in providing an excellent education to all children in our school.

This is a key post within the Academy to provide a confidential secretarial and administrative service to the principal whilst also supporting the members of the senior leadership team, office team, and site manager.

The post requires a highly efficient and professional approach and calls for the ability to work on one’s own and to use judgement and initiative, as well as the ability to work effectively and collaboratively as part of the administrative team to support the needs of the Academy. The ability to remain calm and controlled under the pressures of working in a very demanding and constantly changing environment is essential.

In everything we do, we aim to create a positive and safe environment to foster success and impact our pupils’ lives. You will be joining a team who have the children at the centre of everything that they do.

The Linden Academy is a great school where all children are provided with the opportunity to thrive.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed by the principal.

Why work for The Linden Academy?

Friendly, supportive team of around 50 staff, who are dedicated to improving the lives of the children we work with.

Fantastic children with a desire to learn.

Support from fellow colleagues within the school.

Opportunity to develop and grow.

Part of a wider Trust.

Recently awarded the SENDIA award.

The successful candidate will:

Ideally have at least 5 years or more experience as working as a PA.

Have experience working within an office environment and experience working in a school environment would be desirable.

Experience of supporting managers across a variety of departments at different levels.

Good IT and organisational skills.

A great team player

Proactive and able to use their own initiative.

Dedicated, highly efficient and responsible.

Key Duties

Provide a confidential secretarial and administrative service to the Principal

Diary management for the Principal

Act as gatekeeper and manage visitor flow to Principal.

Liaison for Principal visitors including hospitality.

Schedule SLT Agendas and minute weekly and other meetings as required.

Maintain Teams SLT channel and ensure documents are uploaded promptly.

Monitor complex strategic actions from minutes as required.

Co-ordinate Ofsted documents as required.

Oversee Group-call information to parents & carers.

Photocopying for Principal

Academy weekly newsletter

Marketing Manager Principal and SLT

Initiate action calls on behalf of Prinicipal

To respond to and produce confidential information on behalf of the Principal to external agencies.

Emergency Reception Cover

Office Manager duties including:

  • Chair weekly administrative group meeting
  • Maintenance of the Administration Budget
  • Line management: Receptionist & Reprographics

This job description is current at the date shown and may vary over time, in line with the academy’s requirements. This is not a comprehensive statement of procedures and tasks but sets out the main expectations in relation to the post holder’s professional responsibilities and duties. This job description will be reviewed annually.

Job Specifics

Start date: 2ndSeptember 2024

Salary: NJC L6 21 £30,825 FTE actual pro rata £17,086

Job Role: Permanent,Part-time, 3 days a week 8:00am-4:30pm, 1 hour lunch break, 7.5 hours per day, 22.5 hours per week. Term time + INSET + 2 Weeks. (Working days to be agreed, Friday required)

The Trust reserves the right to interview and appoint a suitable candidate before the deadline date.

The Shared Learning Trust – Staff Benefits

We offer a fantastic range of benefits across our trust, supporting our staff in a variety of ways. From an extensive Wellbeing package to an onsite car wash, you can be reassured that we have your best interests at heart.

Perkbox and Perkbox Medical

NPQ’s Teacher Development Trust and training courses with The National College

Staff social events, including 5 a-side football and BBQs

Reduced gym membership rates and free on-site gym

Staff recognition with reward shopping vouchers

Online delivery drop off service, including Amazon

Free eye test vouchers

Support for all staff with an experienced licensed counsellor

Free tea and coffee plus a reusable bamboo coffee cup for new starters

Free onsite car parking at all academies

Cycle to work scheme

Enhanced pension employers’ contribution and death in service payment

Refer a friend £500 bonus scheme


We believe in the safeguarding and welfare of children and expect all staff to share this view’.

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. We are an equal opportunities employer.

The Department for Education (DfE) has set out statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ for schools and colleges on safeguarding.

Safeguarding is defined in paragraph 4 as:

“Protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.”

The definition of 'children' includes everyone under the age of 18.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Shared Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and child protection at every stage of the recruitment process.

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About The Linden Academy

School type
Free School, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
475 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11


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