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PA to Headteacher - Part-time

Cecil Road Primary and Nursery School, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-2095-122S
  • Posted:08/02/2024
  • Pay:KR5
  • Start Date:15th April 2024
  • App Close Date:01/03/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:11th March 2024


The PA to Headteacher is a core member of the school office.  Their primary role is to provide admin support to the Senior Leadership Team within set deadlines, be responsible for responding to a wide range of enquiries via our school inboxes, support the general administration in the school office.  Previous experience working in a similar role and school environment is desirable.

The post is 35¼ hours per week, 39 weeks (term time plus 5 development days) 8.30am-4.00pm Monday to Thursday and 8.30am – 4.45pm on Friday.

The school is a very busy environment, with no two days being the same; the post holder must have excellent written and spoken communication skills, be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines while ensuring work remains accurate.

The postholder will interact with every level of the school community, from pupils and staff to parents and governors, therefore they must be articulate and presentable.

Additionally, the post holder will answer phone calls, welcome visitors at reception and assist with the daily routines of the school office.

 Amongst other things the ideal candidate should demonstrate:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to manage challenging issues with staff, parents and students.
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills to include time management.
  • Able to work as part of a team but also confident in working individually without close supervision demonstrating initiative and proactivity.
  • Ensuring confidentiality and discretion in all communication with the school community and stakeholders.
  • Experience in using or managing Arbor or a similar database would be advantageous.

 Please read the job description for more information about the role and responsibilities.

Please contact the school office on 01474 534544 if you would like to visit the school or require further information.

Information about the school

Cecil Road is a happy, secure and inclusive school in which everyone is valued and respected. We nurture the child’s creativity and individuality whilst maintaining high aspirations for all. Our shared goal is that each child discovers the enjoyment of learning, gaining the confidence to reach their full potential. Teaching and learning is at the heart of all we do. It is important to us that our children become resilient, resourceful and reflective independent learners. To achieve this they are encouraged to solve problems, develop good communication skills and work as part of a team.

We value the role that both our parents and the wider community play in enriching our children’s learning experiences. By working in partnership with parents, children will become successful in all areas of learning and be fully prepared for the next stage of their education. It is also important to us that we build the skills, knowledge, understanding and positive attitudes necessary to help all our children become honest, responsible, respectful citizens of the future.

Our school is well resourced both in and outside of the classrooms. Our fantastic children are well-behaved and motivated to learn and we have a wonderful school team who are highly skilled and supportive. We can offer high quality and tailored opportunities for your continued professional development and have good school improvement, support and networking links with local primary and secondary schools through our association with The Northfleet Cooperative Learning Trust.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs C. Old
  • Address:Cecil Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA11 7BT
  • Telephone: (01474) 534544
  • Email: office@cecilroad.co.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 Education.