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    15 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    15 March 2024

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Job role

  • Learning support or cover supervisor

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Pay scale

NJC20 – NJC24 £27,965 - £30,483 (actual salary)

What skills and experience we're looking for


  • Fully competent in the use of Microsoft Office programs – Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher and Excel. Knowledge of graphic design programs.
  • Numerate and literate with a minimum of 2 years’ experience of working in a busy office
  • Excellent Customer Service Skills; the ability to use discretion, patience, tact and respect for confidentiality in all circumstances; a good command of the English Language; an empathetic approach to different cultures
  • A high level of computer skills. Familiarity with Microsoft applications, including: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Outlook, and have internet skills. Design skills would be an advantage.
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to prioritise workload, use initiative and be self-motivating
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, in person, telephone and written


  • Previous experience of working in a school, with knowledge of SIMS, education processes and procedures would be highly advantageous

What the school offers its staff

SAT is an educational charity, Multi-Academy Trust and Sponsor of Academies. We have approaching 18000 children and young people in our academies and employ more than 2200 teachers, leaders and educational support professionals across the East Midlands. We aspire to be a leading regional high performing Trust, with a national reputation for excellence.

We currently have 17 primary academies, 8 secondary academies and one primary aged special school in our family of schools. All of our schools benefit from the collaboration and added value that being a member of our Trust offers, and share our values and beliefs. Spencer Trust academies share an ambition to deliver results that compete with the very highest performing schools in the country, and deliver a curriculum for students that is underpinned by breadth, opportunity and quality: one that seeks to give young people the opportunity to develop into well rounded global citizens that believe they can influence positive change in the world.


Our Mission is to deliver the best possible outcomes for children and young people.


Spencer Academies Trust is an exceptional Trust, providing an outstanding education for local children.

We Believe:

§ All children have a right to a quality education regardless of background or ability, and have an entitlement to the opportunity of a secure progression route in their learning and development.

§ Schools are stronger when they work in collaboration with each other, operate within a ‘family’ and are open to a true sense of partnership.

§ We grow the effectiveness and sustainability of our schools by developing the people within them, and that through shared and equitable responsibility for quality and outcomes; we achieve more.

Applicants would be expected to share the Trust’s high aspirations and expectations for pupils and staff.

Further details about the role

Arnold Hill Spencer Academy are looking to appoint a full-time, permanent Personal Assistant to the Principal and Officer Manager (term-time plus 3 weeks). This role is pivotal in supporting the Principal and ensuring the smooth operation of the Academy. You will provide a secretarial and administrative service to the Principal and other senior staff, and be responsible for managing the office administration team.

The ideal candidate will be a highly organised, forward looking, flexible and provide a high standard of secretarial and administrative support. This is a busy role, and you will be required to work flexibly to meet the needs and priorities of the Principal. The role will suit someone with excellent time management, communication and IT skills and a proven track record of providing high level PA support at a senior level, preferably in a school.

Commitment to safeguarding

Spencer Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students and all posts are subject to enhanced DBS with children’s barred list checks and completion of Level 2 safeguarding training.

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About Arnold Hill Spencer Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1573 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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Arnold Hill Spencer Academy is a special place to learn and work. Our students are impressive young people, whose behaviour and achievements are something to be proud of. Our aim is for all members of the community to “Be inspired and achieve together” and to provide opportunities for this on a daily basis.

We teach our students the value of respect, how to act responsibly and support them to become mature, independent young people. We very much believe in the potential of every student, enabling them to thrive in our caring environment.

We are a member of the Spencer Academies Trust and benefit from the support of an established trust. To find out more about The Spencer Academies Trust, please visit www.satrust.com

Arranging a visit to Arnold Hill Spencer Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email abrown@arnoldhillspencer.org.uk.

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