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PA to Head of School and Office Manager - Full-time

Cornwallis Academy, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-6913-391S
  • Posted:24/01/2022
  • Pay:£27,698 - £31,521 per annum (£30,035- £34,180 FTE)
  • Start Date:April 2022
  • App Close Date:02/02/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:February 2022


Contract: 37 hours per week, term time only plus 4 weeks, additional hours may be required from time to time

Closing Date: Wednesday 2nd February – 12pm

Cornwallis Academy is looking to appoint a PA to the Head of School/ Office Manager to join the school. They will act as a confidential PA providing secretarial support to the Head of School and CEO, as well as Office Manager, to ensure the effective operation of the school Reception and Main Office. Working hours will be 8 am to 4 pm Monday to Thursday and 8 am to 3.30 pm on Fridays.

This is an active and varied high-profile role which requires an individual who can demonstrate meticulous attention to detail, excellent communication skills and the ability to work independently. You will have experience of diary management, providing administrative support and work to deadlines whilst demonstrating a discrete and professional manner. Considerable proficiency using IT and software packages is essential to this role and previous experience of working in an educational background is an advantage but not essential. This role will require you to be responsible for confidential administration relating to all aspects of the Head of School’s work and support the CEO where required.

PA to Head of School / Office Manager Requirements:

• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

• Ability to multitask and to work under pressure and to deadlines

• Ability to work as part of a team

• Proactive with the ability to work on own initiative and prioritise workload

• Experience in senior administrative environment

• Previous experience of minute taking skills is essential

• Experience of managing staff


We will offer you:

  • A vibrant and exciting place to work
  • The support of a Trust that currently runs two secondary schools, primary school and Nursery for children aged 3 months to 4 years
  • An opportunity to join various schemes such as the Benenden corporate healthcare scheme and Kent Rewards
  • An excellent CPD programme, with opportunities for action research and gaining nationally accredited qualifications 


Only applications submitted by the school application process will be considered, we are unable to accept CVs. 

All posts are subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure. Future Schools Trust is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. All members of staff are expected to share and adhere to this commitment.

Information about the school

Future Schools Trust is a visionary organisation comprised of two secondary academies, a sixth form, primary school and a nursery school. Occupying state-of-the-art facilities our objective is to secure the very best educational opportunities for the young people we serve. We pride ourselves in being innovative in changing the face of education. If you are an ambitious, motivated and enthusiastic team player, we want to hear from you.

Future Schools Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will have to meet the person specification and will be required to apply for a DBS disclosure. We particularly welcome applicants from under- represented groups including those based on ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01622) 741866


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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).