Executive Personal Assistant

Full Time Permanent Term Time +20 days
  • Closing date: 23 June 2024
  • Suitable for ECT/NQTs: Undisclosed
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
  • Term Time +20 days
  • Seagrave Road, London, SW6 1RX
  • £32,000-£38,000 - FTE (Depending on Experience)
  • Westminster
  • Start date: July start date or nearest
Website LondonOratory
Academy / Phase: All-through with sixth form
The London Oratory School

The London Oratory School invites you to apply for the post of Executive Personal Assistant to the Headmaster and Deputy to the Headmaster. The London Oratory is amongst the city’s most prestigious Catholic schools. Educating boys from 7 to 18, with girls in the sixth form, it puts a strong emphasis on music with a liturgical twist, all as part of a broad, liberal arts curriculum – but that’s not all, so do please visit our website for a fuller flavour: https://www.london-oratory.org

Our invitation:

The Executive PA is vital to the running of smooth school operations by providing support to the Headmaster and Deputy to the Headmaster. This includes acting as the first line of contact for the Headmaster and his Deputy, issuing whole school communications, diary management, along with a wide range of general secretarial and administrative duties as could be expected in this role.

The PA will mainly report to the Headmaster and Deputy to the Headmaster, however given the high profile nature of this role, they are involved in various aspects of school life, including external facing events and communications. The post holder will be required to work within numerous teams and juggle competing demands in order to facilitate the smooth running of these offices. They will be required to work with staff across the school and should be an adaptable team member who is happy to work flexibly and with different stakeholders – whether this be preparing paperwork for meetings, coordinating school admission appeals, furnishing governors with the necessary paperwork prior to meetings, and such other operational tasks required by the organization from time to time.

The nature of the work demands that tact, discretion, diplomacy and confidentiality are of the utmost importance at all times, as is an equable temperament in the face of the competing pressures.

The role works 43 weeks per year, comprised of 39 school weeks and 4 weeks in school holidays at times agreed by the Headmaster.

Your gifts:

The successful candidate will be able to balance competing demands with a sense of equilibrium and purpose to meet the goals of the wider school. They will require excellent time management skills in their work, both for themselves and for the senior staff they interact with or whose calendars they manage.

The PA is a vital part of our school Non-Teaching team and they work throughout the school; therefore communication and interpersonal skills are required. They should be discreet, diplomatic, and able to discern how to triage tasks appropriately within this broad role.

Administrative skills are key to this role and the successful candidate should be able to have an eye for detail and strong secretarial skills (proof reading, strong IT skills, accurate minute taking etc.).

Our school:

In addition to first class, tasteful facilities (including on-site parking, a state of the art gym and swimming pool) and a highly competitive salary package, here are five reasons as to why you might consider working with us:

1. Our vision: A compelling vision of what a distinctively Catholic education should look like, open to the world and fitting pupils to move through it with panache and confidence;

2. Our pupils: Well-disciplined, switched on, cosmopolitan – and quirky – supported in their growth by skilled staff and a tightly structured pastoral system;

3. Our staff: An intellectually lively and collegial Common Room culture, that supports you in your growth as a subject and career expert;

4. Our priority: A highly supportive and collegial atmosphere at all levels that values and recognises the great work that all school staff do, and the challenges and sacrifices they make to do it. In addition to daily freshly brewed coffee, we also offer full access to staff medical and counselling services, should these be required;

5. Your future: An innovative staff development programme that looks to support you in growing in your vocation, in a school that thinks through the implications of cutting edge pedagogical research and development, within a rich philosophical and spiritual heritage.

The School enjoys a competitive salary scale to recognise and reward the very committed body of staff that make up its Common Room.

Please visit our website for a fuller flavour: https://www.london-oratory.org

Your call:

Applications will be considered as they are submitted, and the School reserves the right to interview suitable applicants before the deadline.

The School 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.

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To apply for this job please visit: www.london-oratory.org.

Please mention catholicrecruitment.co.uk when applying.

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