Personal Assistant to Senior Leadership Team

Post Reference P271

37 hours, term time plus 10 days

Required as soon as possible

Pontefract Academies Trust is a cross phase Multi Academy Trust comprising of eight schools, six primaries and two 11 – 16 secondary schools. The Trust is a medium sized family of schools all located within a tight geographic hub within Pontefract. Students are drawn from the local community that includes a mix of different catchment areas.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, hardworking and committed Personal Assistant to the Senior Leadership Team to join Carleton High School, a rapidly improving secondary school.

The successful candidate will provide a full and comprehensive range of personal assistant and secretarial duties to the Senior Leadership Team in an efficient and highly effective manner. You will be involved in a wide range of duties including, management of the calendar of meetings, production of minutes, receiving and directing telephone calls and initiation and drafting of complex correspondence. You will possess strong verbal and written communication skills, with a resilience that enables accuracy and attention to detail in a fast-paced environment.You will maintain the highest level of confidentiality and security of information at all times.

With experience of undertaking a similar professional role, you will be proactive and confident in working with minimum supervision, whilst being a valued member of the wider school team.  Adaptable to the demands and challenges of the role, you will have the necessary skills and attributes that ensures competing priorities within your workload are well managed and are highly effective.

 Visits to the school are strongly encouraged and can be arranged by contacting Helen Grandfield, School Business Manager, on 01977 781555.

If you would like to apply please see below:




Completed application forms should be returned by emailing no later than 10am on Friday 29th March 2019.

 We are equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from everyone. The Pontefract Academies Trust is wholly committed to ensuring children and young people are fully supported and safe.  We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and young people whilst promoting their welfare. Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure and pre-employment checks. Successful applicants will also be asked to provide criminal conviction information.

Salary: Grade 7 SCP 26-29 £23866-£26470, reduced pro rata to £21237.41-£23554.61
Role Level: Non-Teaching and Support
Location: Carleton High School
Closing Date: Friday 29th March 10AM
Shortlisting Date: Monday 1st April 2019
Interview Date: Wednesday 3rd April 2019
Start Date: As soon as possible
Job Specification: Download
Application Form: Download