Job summary

SalaryNJC7 (£22,462-£24,799)
LocationWest Sussex Alternative Provision College (WSAPC)
AddressCuckfield Road, Burgess Hill, West Sussex, RH15 8RE
Telephone No01444 232771
Required FromASAP
ContractPermanent, Full-time, Term-time
37 hours per week

Job advertisement

West Sussex Alternative Provision College (WSAPC) is an educational establishment based across the county on Seven separate sites. We provide education to young people who are not accessing mainstream education. We aim to provide a caring and positive environment where all are valued and supported through a personalised curriculum which challenges and inspires individuals to achieve their potential.

The College is rated as ‘Good’ following a recent Ofsted visit in March 2018 and our focus now, is to move from Good to Outstanding.

What we’re looking for

We are seeking a dedicated and highly motivated PA to support the Head Teacher and Senior Leadership Team in developing the schools’ future and improvement priorities. You will be organised, innovative and proactive with the ability to apply discretion in your work. You will be an experienced PA / Senior Administrator with extemporary IT and secretarial skills and ability to communicate with a mix of internal and external stakeholders, including pupils, parents / carers, multi-agencies, partner schools and suppliers. This is a varied role and requires travel across our multi-site provision.
Hours of work - 37 hours per week. Term time only with two additional weeks.

The key duties include but are not limited to:

• Diary Management and whole school training / school Calendar
• School Bulletin and communications
• Minute Taking
• Preparation of complex reports and correspondence
• General support and Administrative / secretarial services to SLT
• Line Management responsibilities
• Event management / organization

You will have:

• Maths and English GCSE or Equivalent
• NVQ Level 3 or equivalent qualification / Significant secretarial experience
• Experience of working within a school / college environment at a senior level
• Have excellent ICT skills including, (office 365 / SIMS / FMS)
• An understanding of relevant policies
• Ability to maintain confidentiality and deal with sensitive issues effectively

We can offer:

• Invaluable experience of working in an Alternative Provision setting
• Opportunity to work in a rewarding and vibrant team environment
• Full support and ongoing training
• Opportunities to progress and work interdepartmentally
• Inclusion in our School Wellbeing strategy
• Term Time only contract
• LGPS Pension

If you are interested in this vacancy and would like an informal discussion or to arrange a visit to the College, which are warmly welcomed and highly recommended, please contact the school office on 01444 232771 to arrange an appointment.

Details of this role, including a job description, and an application pack can be downloaded from the school website at or from the links in this advert.

Please email completed application forms to the closing date is 11.30am on Friday 5 July.

Posted Date:20 June 2019
Closing Date:5 July 2019
Interview Date:10 July 2019

Further information

Application Form - Support Staff (4).doc
G7 - PA to Head Teacher and SLT Job Description.pdf

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