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Personal Assistant - Full-time

Snowfields Academy , Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-7006-70S
  • Posted:07/03/2023
  • Pay:Actual salary £22,126 - £24,682 per annum
  • Start Date:As soon as possible
  • App Close Date:27/03/2023 at 14:00
  • Interviews:TBC


We are now recruiting for a Personal Assistant, joining us as soon as possible at Snowfields Academy (Bearsted college). The overarching purpose of this role is to provide a high-level of support to the Principal and to support other staff in a positive and proactive way demonstrating a high level of initiative, competence and confidentiality across a broad range of activities. The successful candidate must be able to work to a highly professional and organised standard. The successful applicant will also have a genuine interest in school governance, ensuring they keep abreast with current educational developments and legislation affecting the school or those across the Trust.​​​​​​​

This role is a busy one; we need an individual who can turn their hand to all requirements, and who can be flexible with day-to-day duties. Our ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and will manage the smooth day to day running of the administration process across the academy.

​​​​​​​We can offer the successful candidate:

  • An opportunity to support a highly ambitious leadership team in a new and growing specialist academy;
  • An opportunity to join a warm and supportive administration and wider staff team;
  • An opportunity to work in a school with fantastic students who all have ASD and a whole staff team who are committed to providing the very best opportunities for them​​​​​​​.​​​​​​​

This role offers an actual salary ranging from £22,126 - £24,682 per annum (£25,082 - £27,979 full time equivalent), commensurate with experience and based on 37 hours per week, Term Time + 2 weeks. 

Please note that whilst you will be based at the Bearsted College, you will be expected to travel to the Cranbrook College when necessary (travel expenses will be reimbursed). 

Information about the school

Working with us at Snowfields Academy: ​​​​​​​Snowfields Academy opened in September 2020 as a new secondary provision for students with ASD. When full we will offer 140 places across year groups 7-13 for young people who are working at or close to age-related expectations. Class sizes are small with 12/13 in each class, supported by 2-3 teaching assistants according to need. We offer a range of GCSEs and other qualifications for young people on a blend of academic and vocational pathways.

The academy benefits from being a brand new school with a design tailored to the students it provides for, carefully considered to make the most of both its inside and outside environments in order to enhance the learning of its students. The environment supports specialisms in horticulture and catering with a purpose-designed teaching kitchen, servery and cafe, and internal and external horticulture facilities supporting our students into employment. We will work closely with local businesses to offer an outstanding range of work experience opportunities and supported internships.​​​​​​​

At Snowfields Academy we:

  • Inspire and engage our children so they develop a lifelong love of learning, working towards the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme at Key Stage 3
  • Deliver a quality, inclusive education so all children are able to achieve to their full potential
  • Create a learning environment where barriers to learning are overcome and students feel safe and happy and are ready to learn
  • Ensure that all children feel valued and celebrate their individuality and success at every opportunity
  • Always work within a multi-disciplinary framework alongside families and other professionals
  • Use personalised approaches to manage behaviour and reduce anxieties
  • Ensure safeguarding, pastoral support and embedding British Values are at the heart of all we do
  • Create a culture where staff work collaboratively as part of the wider team, sharing ideas and good practice and offering support to each other.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

"Snowfields Academy offers the very best personalised approaches within an inspiring learning environment. Our students are taught and supported by exceptional staff who offer care, challenge and support. Every student has a personalised transition from their starting point into our Academy and we work closely with other providers to streamline this process and smooth out any challenges along the way. Snowfields Academy brings our values to life: Be Kind, Work Hard, Communicate, Stay Safe and Be Happy. These values permeate our building, our curriculum, our aims and our ethos and we work hard every day to ensure we bring our motto, Where Nurture Meets Aspiration, to life, and help our students to thrive." - Principal Dee Pickerill

Please find the Trusts Vision: https://vision2030.org.uk/

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Olivia Couzins
  • Address:Gidds Pond Way, Off Newnham Court Way, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 5FT
  • Telephone: 01634 412240
  • Email: talent@latrust.org.uk


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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 Education.