PA to the Principal

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PA to the Principal

Published: 06/02/2020
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Job Type
Pay Rate
£9 per hour


Our client based in Bradford is looking to recruit a PA to the Principal on a temporary ongoing basis.

Hours of work- Part time – 5 Mornings per week

Rate of Pay - £9 per hour

For this position you MUST have an enhanced DBS on update service.

Duties will include:

  • Provide administrative support to the Principal and senior leadership team to maximise students’ progress and ensure all stakeholders receive first class customer service.
  • Manage the Principal’s diary effectively.
  • Schedule meetings; prepare and circulate agendas and other relevant documentation / resources within agreed time scales; attend and minute meetings as requested by the Principal; produce and circulate minutes within agreed time scales; and support the completion of actions as appropriate.
  • Welcome the Principal’s visitors to the academy and ensure all feel valued.
  • Prepare and coordinate regular communications to be sent to stakeholders in line with agreed academy routines, including via social media.
  • Construct and proof any correspondence from the Principal to a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Support the production and review of academy documents, including policies, press releases, improvement plans, annual reports and governance documentation.
  • Proof other correspondence from members of academy staff to ensure they follow brand / language guidelines where possible.
  • Filter communications, including phone calls to the Principal, and coordinate appropriate responses to as many as possible.
  • Coordinate any concerns or complaints raised to ensure they are dealt with informally, where possible.
  • Support the HR function with the production of recruitment / induction documentation.
  • Assist with the organisation and management of recruitment days.
  • Contribute to the maintenance of the MIS by working with the administration and HR functions of the academy and Trust.
  • Ensure the academy website is current, accurate and consistently compliant with DfE and Ofsted guidelines.
  • Coordinate stakeholder surveys and produce the relevant analysis to support the academy's responsive approach to feedback.
  • Liaise with the marketing communications team to ensure the academy has a bank of up to date pictures and information which can be used for promotional material.
  • Coordinate events held at the academy to ensure visitors experience first class customer service.
  • Participate in the academy coaching process.
  • Engage fully in the academy appraisal process to fulfil personal potential and be able to participate effectively in the implementation of the academy’s goals and improvement plan.
  • Attend meetings / training and carry out administrative tasks and duties as specified on the academy calendar.
  • Consistently implement all academy policies.
  • Contribute to decision-making and consultation procedures.
  • Report any safeguarding concerns immediately to a Designated Safeguarding Lead.
  • Carry out any other reasonable duties as requested by the Principal.


Knowledge and Skills required:

  • Highly competent in the use of ICT, especially Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Strong administrative and organisational skills
  • Deliver on time to agreed quality standards
  • Understand the importance of confidentiality and discretion
  • Commitment to safeguarding.


  • Grade C or above in GCSE English and mathematics
  • Qualified to, at least, A Level / Level.


  • Values driven
  • Creating, editing and proofreading professional high-quality documents
  • Planning and coordinating events
  • Coordinating successful projects
  • Meeting deadlines
  • Proactive approach to tasks
  • Flexible approach to working
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