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Principal’S PA and Administrator - Term Time

St Andrew's School , Rochester

  • Ref:MED887-6002-83S
  • Posted:26/05/2023
  • Pay:FTE £22,600 to £24,246 per annum
  • Start Date:September 2023
  • App Close Date:12/06/2023 at 23:00
  • Interviews:Tuesday 20th June


Principal’s PA and Administrator

Term Time only + 3 weeks (39 weeks) at a School that enjoys a reputation of high academic standards within a caring, happy environment.

Hours 8.30am – 4.30pm

Start Date September 2023

Salary: FTE £22,600 to £24,246 per annum, depending on experience

St. Andrew’s School is looking to appoint a highly organised and effective Personal Assistant who will support the Principal with their day to day administrative duties.

In addition to the excellent PA support offered to the Principal you will also have other administrative responsibilities. 

Applicants should have excellent interpersonal, organisation and IT skills as well as being self-motivated and proactive. Previous experience as a personal assistant and effective administrator are essential, and an understanding of the educational environment would be advantageous but is not needed.

A positive outlook and a commitment to supporting others are central to this role, as is the ability to hit deadlines and remain focused.

In return, the successful candidate will become part of a thriving innovative team, working in a supportive environment.

You will be working directly with the Principal but also have a close working partnership with the administrative team at the School

You will:

  • Have comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft platforms and experience of MIS systems
  • Possess excellent organisational skills and have an eye for detail, with proven ability to prioritise your work and ability to deal with a wide range of situations 
  • Have exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Be able to work under pressure in a friendly and professional manner, dealing with a range of stakeholders
  • Be a Team Player
  • Have the ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Have a warm, approachable manner

We can offer:

  • A busy and happy working environment supported by a friendly, administrative team 
  • Job specific training with excellent CPD opportunities
  • A competitive FTE for local administrative work 
  • An opportunity to join a School community with a family feel

St. Andrew’s School places the safety and welfare of our pupils at the centre of all our activities. The safeguarding of pupils underpins the school's values and is fully embraced by all staff.

Closing date: Monday 12th June 2023.

Interviews: Will take place on Tuesday 20th June 2023.
If you know in advance that you will not be available on the interview date advertised, please note this at time of application so other arrangements can be made if required.

Please Note: References will be taken up prior to interview. 

Information about the school

St Andrew’s School is a highly successful and well respected co-educational independent primary school set in a conservation area of historic Rochester. Our bright, happy and enthusiastic pupils thrive in our smaller class sizes and benefit from specialist teaching in some subjects.

St. Andrew's achieves consistently good academic results where pupils are prepared for the 11+ examinations and the majority move on to the School of their choice. The School has a very happy atmosphere that can be attributed to the sensitive way in which the staff teach and care for the children. The enthusiasm for the children to be successful creates a stimulating environment that is conducive to learning. The School is proud of its teaching and learning with an emphasis on class teaching with appropriate differentiation. The discipline in the School is based on mutual respect amongst pupils, peers and teachers. The children have clearly defined parameters of behaviour and are taught to show respect to all with whom they come in contact.

The 340 pupil school caters for 3 to 11 year olds and is owned and managed by Education Development Trust, a leading independent provider of education and training services in the UK and overseas.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01634 840789

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.