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Personal Assistant to Headteacher and Clerk to the Governors

The McAuley Catholic High School, Doncaster, South Yorkshire

Job details

Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
£20,534 to £23,124 per annum, NJC grade 7 scp 14-20 (FTE salary £23,080 to £25,991)

Job summary

The Governors of the McAuley Catholic High School and Sixth Form are seeking to appoint a candidate who will support the Headteacher and Senior Leadership team delivering an exceptional provision as Personal Assistant. You will need to be an excellent administrator with proven skills enabling a high-quality provision which will include regular liaison with staff, parents, governors and other external bodies.

Working within a broad current and legislative framework the role will also consist of advising the Chair of Governors and Governing Body on constitutional matters in line with the current legal guidance. Extensive training will be given on this element of the role.

The successful candidate will be:

• professional and highly organised
• flexible, adaptable and diplomatic
• confidential
• able to develop relationships and good team working to ensure efficient, responsive and seamless support to the Headteacher, Senior Leadership team and Governing Body
• able to positively contribute to the overall ethos and aims of the school

Previous experience in working in a school environment is desirable but not essential, however excellent interpersonal skills along with confidential administration support are key to this role.

The McAuley Catholic High School is a successful 11-18 school that constantly strives to excel in every area of school life. Our Christian ethos and values underpin our mission to ensure that every child is developed to their full potential and we achieve this through the provision of a safe, secure yet challenging learning environment.

We are a split site school across two sites one of which also houses our separate Sixth Form Centre, located approx. ¼ miles apart. However, we operate as one school and all students access parts of the curriculum at both sites.

We believe strongly in a collaborative approach and as such work in close partnership with the Hallam Diocese, our family of 11 feeder Primary Schools and we also form part of the Doncaster Teaching School Alliance. The McAuley Catholic High School is fully committed to the development of its people and the McAuley offer includes a Local Government pension scheme and enrolment into Westfield health scheme.

We are interested in hearing from outstanding colleagues who wish to join our team and contribute to continually driving up standards.

Applying for the job

Please complete the CES application form and consent to obtain references form and email these to recruitment@mcauley.org.uk or visit the school website for links to the recruitment documentation.

Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic
Education phase
School size
1576 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact email
Contact phone number

About The McAuley Catholic High School

Our school is like no other. You will hear messages about what state education can be like that you will not hear at any other school in the Doncaster area. A bold claim!

Our Catholic school community has a shared understanding that God has given everyone unique gifts. As such, our job is to help realise and then nurture those gifts whatever they may be, wherever they are yet to be found.

Our Job is to give children the opportunity to shine in whatever they do.

The way we do this is by firstly ensuring that children feel safe and secure in school by having firm and high expectations of social and learning behaviours. We also value the vital contribution that parents make to this important task. This we believe is the starting point in beginning to build community and achieve success.

Our community is built upon the creation of exceptionally strong relationships supportive between every adult and child and the role of form tutor is key to this. There relationships are uniquely forged in Form worship, celebrating Mass, attending liturgies and performing acts of charity.

We insist upon excellence from all members of our community including the search for and development of faith. We are proud of our excellent reputation, which is built good exam results and the way we structure learning allows us to know each child as an individual, enabling them to realise their God-given potential.

We are a Catholic Voluntary Academy catering for approximately 1,700 students in the 11-18 age range. The school exists to serve the Roman Catholic community within a wide catchment area, based largely on the Doncaster Roman Catholic Deanery, in the Diocese of Hallam. We are a split-site school, and comprises of one on Acacia Road and another 200 metres away on Cantley Road which also includes the 6th Form Centre. There is movement between sites to enable students to access specialist facilities and rooms that are appropriate to the sizes of teaching groups. Despite its split-site nature, the school functions as an integrated unit and we are proud to retain our identity as one school community.

We are a Catholic school committed to providing distinctive and supportive education for children and families from all social and religious backgrounds and our community is made up of professionals of the same with a strong commitment to live and support our ethos.

Our school Motto is “I have come that they may have life and have it to the full” John 10:10 which is supported by our mission statement which includes the phrase “to be the best person they can be”. Each individual is challenged and nurtured.

McAuley is, I believe, unique and distinctive amongst other schools including Catholic schools and would encourage you to visit the school to help you see and feel that.

John Rooney, Headteacher

Arranging a visit to The McAuley Catholic High School

The Headteacher welcomes candidates who would like to have an informal chat about the role.
Please contact Joan Humphreys, PA to Headteacher on 01302 537396 or email jhumphreys@mcauley.org.uk

School location

Cantley Lane, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN3 3QF

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