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Personal Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer and the Principal - Term Time

Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre, Tenterden

  • Ref:KCC886-5408-962S
  • Posted:18/11/2022
  • Pay:Salary Scale 6, Range 18-22
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:04/12/2022 at 14:00
  • Interviews:TBC


39 hours per week term time plus 10 days in the holidays
Salary Scale 6, Range 18-22 (pro-rata’d to £25,834 to £27,813)


Are you an organised and efficient administrator able to act with integrity and empathy?
We are looking for a skilled PA to support our leadership team. You will be a self- starter who is able to work on their own initiative. You will have excellent interpersonal skills and enjoy working collaboratively with colleagues.

This role is responsible for the management of the CEO’s and Principal’s diaries; accuracy and attention to detail are essential. It will be necessary for the post holder to attend meetings and take comprehensive minutes. The ability to make visitors welcome and tactfully manage telephone calls to inspire the confidence of students, parents and outside agencies is a must.

You will be confident in being the central communication point for the Trust and, using your excellent ICT skills, you will have the ability to be adaptable. There will be a budget holder responsibility with this post.

This role is based at our Homewood School site in the beautiful Wealden town of Tenterden. We treat everyone as an individual and value personal strengths and qualities.  The Trust is committed to continuous professional development and offers many staff benefits including retail, health and leisure offers through Kent Rewards, Local Government Pension Scheme, on-site nursery with 10% discount offered to Trust employees, Childcare Voucher Scheme, well-being events and more.

It’s a competitive market out there and we want to know what it is that makes you the one we can invest in.  Detail your successes in your covering letter and get us excited about you. More information on this successful school can be accessed on the following website: www.tenterden-schools-trust.com.

We are not accepting applications from employment agencies for this position but would be delighted to receive a direct application from you.

Closing date: 4 th December 2022 however early applications are encouraged as we review applications as we receive them.

More information can be accessed on the following website: www.tenterden-schools-trust.com .


We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all members of
the community. Tenterden Schools Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all employees to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be asked to apply for an Enhanced DBS Disclosure. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Information about the school

Homewood School & Sixth Form Centre is a mixed 11 – 18 wide ability school with Academy status with 2000 students including 350 in the Sixth Form. We are part of Tenterden Schools’ Trust working in collaboration with local primary schools and nurseries serving the Wealden town of Tenterden and the surrounding villages. The school is situated on the edge of Tenterden and enjoys a large semi-rural site overlooking open countryside. Home Farm Nursery is based in the grounds of Homewood School.

Homewood has excellent facilities for all its students and our specialisms in Performing Arts, Applied Learning and the Rural Dimension underpin our approaches to learning which are designed to raise achievement across the whole student body. We aim to maintain and develop the cultural aspirations of the school community in line with our priorities of “belonging” and “respect” and offer a broad range of curriculum opportunities in all subject areas. This also extends into the local community through partnerships across primary, secondary and higher education sectors as well as non-educational community partners.

Homewood provides a secure and caring learning environment in which all students can flourish and succeed. It is a school renowned for its support for students’ wellbeing. Heads of Community provide academic and pastoral leadership for the students in their Community, supported by dedicated form tutors, a Family Liaison Officer and Assistant Head of Community. A range of other staff including counsellors and a qualified nurse help and support the students through their time at Homewood. Consideration and respect for each other is central to our work and we are justly proud of our students’ achievements.

I hope you will be inspired to submit an application to join us. If you are successful, you can be assured of a very warm welcome and a real opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the young people of this part of Kent.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Sam Stevens
  • Address:Homewood School And Sixth Form Cent, Ashford Road, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 6LT
  • Telephone: 01580764222
  • Email: s.stevens@homewood.kent.sch.uk
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.