Vacancy: Head Teachers Personal Assistant 2022
Overview: An exciting opportunity to join a new independent school that is going into its second year of operation. The King Alfred school is a school with a real strong sense of community and purpose. Our first year of operation has been a real success and we are now in a position to recruit more team members.
This position offers a unique opportunity to revive the long-lost heritage of Classical Christian Education in England by joining a team of enthusiastic parents and teachers to help establish the country’s first Classical Christian school. Our ideal candidate will have experience within a school environment and may have worked as a secretary or personal assistant previously. This position has come about as the current headteacher is looking to share some of the everyday running of the school responsibilities with someone else. We re looking for someone who is capable of maintaining the school’s high standards and can be relied upon to complete tasks in the head’s absence.
Salary and hours: Salary depends on agreed contract and the candidate’s skill set.
Part-time 10 – 20 hours per week+ meetings, twilight training and teacher training days. 37 weeks per year term time only, 1-year minimum contract.
TLR: There are opportunities for teaching and learning responsibilities and career progression for suitable candidates.
Holidays: The King Alfred School offers an impressive 14 weeks holiday per year, plus bank holidays.
The candidate will work closely with the current headteacher, school directors and governing board to ensure effective running of the school. The King Alfred school is striving for excellence in all areas of school life. The school is responsible for complying with all independent school standards the candidate must understand and be able to implement them at all times, this position requires the P.A to act as a compliance officer against standards and be able to identify any gaps and work alongside the head teacher to address any issues as they arise. This role requires the candidate to act as governing board secretary and take minutes of meetings and prepare all paperwork in a timely manner for various meetings across the year. This role will involve elements of HR and Payroll. This role is varied as the needs of a new school are ever changing.
The King Alfred School is pioneering classical Christian education in the United Kingdom; therefore, it is imperative as the flagship school that we have a strong team of leaders that have high standards and model the Christian virtues we wish to develop in our students.
This post carries a genuine occupational requirement to be a Christian as defined under the Employment Equality (Religion and Belief) Regulations 2003.
- Possesses suitable qualifications (High level of English language, spelling and grammar, able to communicate effectively via written letters and email correspondence)
- Good IT skills
- Good telephone manner
- a cheerful disposition
- Has a strong work ethic with a can-do attitude
- Can demonstrate initiative and is resourceful
- Has a good understanding of curriculum
- Acts as a team player and is willing to support others
- Knowledgeable in the area of Classical Education or has the willingness to learn
- Demonstrates good Biblical knowledge and applies it to everyday life
- Values our cultural heritage and is familiar with the great books of the Western canon
- Promotes high standards of expectations for students
- Has experience in accounting
- Has experience in HR
- Has admin or sales experience
- Maths subject strength, English subject strength
Apply: Please apply for this position by emailing the Headteacher to request an application form: HBowen@thekingalfredschool.co.uk Subject: P.A Vacancy.
Closing Date: 26TH June 2022
Interview Date 5thth July 2022