PA to Principal and Clerk to Governors

Job Description


Do you have extensive administration and PA experience? We are currently looking to appoint a diligent and organised PA to support and oversee diary management for the Principal of Harris Girls' Academy Bromley.You will also act as Clerk to Governors at Harris Girls' Academy Bromley and Harris Academy Orpington.About UsHarris Girls' Academy Bromley is a thriving, diverse and academically successful school for girls in New Beckenham. Our GCSE results are amongst the best in the country with progress being amongst the most successful schools nationally. We passionately believe in educating young women for the future and with specialisms in Science and Enterprise we are working hard to create opportunities for girls to be successful in English and maths as well as more traditional subjects like Classics and Latin.Along with other single sex schools in Beckenham, we welcome boys and girls to join us in the Sixth Form and we are very proud of the contribution that they both make to the school. We are also founding members of the highly successful Harris Federation Sixth Form.Academy Ethos: Combining the traditional values of courtesy, consideration, cooperation and smart uniform with the best of modern teaching methods and technology; Providing strong and personalised pastoral care through a faculty structure that creates a strong sense of belonging and harmony with a dedicated team who support the transition from Primary school into Secondary school; Involving girls in leadership and partnership across the Academy so that they can become confident and entrepreneurial young women and recognise that anything is possible if they endeavour to achieve; Aiming to make learning challenging, engaging and relevant so that the girls become independent, happy and active in their learning; Working in partnership with parents and involves them fully in their child's education and in the wider life of the Academy.We believe that every girl can and should achieve their full potential and our commitment is one of ensuring the girls develop a love of learning, a passion for enquiry and enterprise and a dedication to being the best that they can be. Our motto is: All Can: We Will.Main Areas of ResponsibilityYour role will include: Administration and diary management for the Principal, including acting as the first line of contact between the Principal and any phone calls and requests from staff or visitors, and managing all communications from the Principal to employees; Supporting HR processes files, including payroll, administration of performance appraisal documentation, managing the recruitment process for new staff and assisting with the accuracy of the Single Central Record; Supporting the Harris Federation Finance Business Partner, including managing and maintaining administrative systems and overseeing and implementing financial processes; Acting as Clerk to Governors for Harris Girls' Academy Bromley and Harris Academy Orpington, maintaining efficient procedures for meetings and offering advice where required.This is not a full job description, and should be read in conjunction with the job pack.Qualifications & Experience Appropriate degree or equivalent level of education Trained in the use of a variety of ICT packages Knowledge of personal assistant roles and responsibilities Training in typing and formatting of a variety of documents including spreadsheets At least 2 years working in school or other educational establishment Working in an inner city school or with inner city students Experience of managing staff in relation to the PA role Some experience of human resources e.g. recruitment and/or monitoring attendance Experience of working to targets and deadlines Experience of managing meetings including preparation and circulation of papers, minutes and ensuring information is circulated as required Experience of managing diaries at a high level, including communication with a range of audiences. Experience of managing high profile events Experience of developing policies, processes and proceduresNext StepsIf you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact us via e-mail, or call to arrange a conversation.Before applying, please download the Job Pack for full details on the job responsibilities and person specification. You will need this when completing your application.Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate prior to the closing date. We only accept applications submitted online via our careers website and which are completed before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible and advise you check the job information as per the listing on our careers site.Professional Development & BenefitsOur people are at the heart of our success. We have developed a strong culture of collaboration and best practice, with professional development and career planning at its centre. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of top-quality training programmes delivered at every level to senior leadership.We look for talented individuals who share our vision for creating exceptional places of learning, and are committed to ensuring that every child in London has access to the best possible education.In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includes our Harris Allowance, a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme, a Wellbeing Cash Plan and many other benefits.Safeguarding NoticeThe Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. Before applying, please review our Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders.Equal OpportunitiesThe Harris Federation is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.As a provider of employment and education, we value the diversity of our staff and students, and all our staff are equally valued and respected. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff.

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