Personal Assistant to Deputy Heads

Closing date for application: 18/02/2022 9:00am

Interview date: 04/03/2022

Vacancy Type: Full-Time

C £30k depending on experience

Christ’s Hospital is a unique and rewarding place to work with a vibrant community of staff and pupils. The school is situated in one of the most attractive areas of West Sussex, framed within the South Downs. We are seeking to appoint a highly efficient, motivated and engaging PA to support our two Deputy Heads and ensure their office runs smoothly. This is a vital position within the school, acting as a key point of contact for internal and external stakeholders as well as external organisations. The office is busy and has high professional standards and the successful candidate will be managing all aspects of school life. There is an extremely friendly and supportive working culture, and the chosen candidate will share these values, as well as having a good sense of humour.

The ideal candidate will have a flexible, reliable, professional, tactful, confidential, efficient approach and be effective in providing strong administrative support throughout the year. Good attention to detail, the ability to take accurate minutes and excellent written communication skills are essential.  The post holder has direct management responsibility for the prioritisation and workload of the Administrator to the Senior Leadership Team.  This role operates year-round and leave may only be taken outside of term-time.

We seek a candidate who will be an assured communicator, enthusiastic, well-organised and able to juggle tasks simultaneously whilst being comfortable working in a busy, reactive department.  Successful applicants will have a good general standard of education and excellent Microsoft Office skills. Experience of working within an educational environment would be beneficial but not necessary.

In return we offer a competitive remuneration package, the opportunity to join a stakeholder pension scheme, free on-site parking and discounted membership of the on-site Sports Centre.

Christ’s Hospital welcomes applications from all sectors of the community as we aspire to attract staff that match the social and cultural diversity of our student intake. We consider the most important factor to be the right skills, abilities and attitude for the job which will ultimately improve the well-being and education of the pupils. Applicants must have the right to work in the UK. We are members of the Schools’ Inclusion Alliance and hold the Rainbow Flag Award.

For further information and to apply please download an application form from below. Please note CV’s alone are not sufficient. The school’s application form must be completed and should be returned to HR@christs-hospital.org.uk by the closing date.

Applications close: at 9am on Friday 18th February 2022.  Interviews will be held on site on Friday 4th March 2022.

Christ’s Hospital is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All successful applicants are required to complete an enhanced disclosure application with the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service).  More details on the disclosure process can be found on www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

Christ’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunities employer.

Registered Charity No. 1120090.

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