PA to the Executive Headteacher and Heads of School

Required ASAP


37 hours per week (8am – 4pm), 5 days per week

39 weeks per annum (term time, plus one week)

Grade F (Scale point 15-18 £25,878 to £27,344 pro-rata’d for part-time hours – actual salary £22,928 to £24,227),

Excellent Local Government Pension Scheme

We are looking for an exceptional individual who can combine excellent people skills with a strong admin background to join our admin team working in our fast-paced school environment providing support to our leadership team. The successful candidate will provide PA support to the Executive Headteacher when they are onsite as well as supporting the Heads of School at both Notre Dame School and St Boniface’s College on a daily basis. Flexibility to work between the 2 school sites will be essential. 

The successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal skills; be able to interact on all levels, adjust their approach appropriate to the audience and make sound judgements. An ability to remain calm whilst under pressure is essential, along with a good sense of humour.

The post includes responsibility for management of the Admissions Admin processes, overseeing the administration team to deliver a efficient service to parents, students, senior leaders, Governors and external agencies. Experience in Secondary Admissions Processes would be an advantage.

Strong administrative skills are required and will be tested at interview e.g. competence with Microsoft Office programmes such as Word and Excel along with experience of working with the Google package (Drive/Sheets/Docs etc) is essential. On the job training will be provided for other packages, such as SIMS/other digital platforms. The postholder will be responsible for preparing documents for a variety of communications and for arranging meetings, planning diaries and liaising with colleagues, both internal and external. 

The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate a passion for working with young people, have an understanding of Child Protection and Safeguarding (training provided) and be adaptable, resilient and optimistic. Experience of working in an educational environment is desirable but not essential. 

To apply; please complete our application form via the TES Website (using Quick Apply). CVs are not accepted.

The school reserves the right to close the vacancy early if sufficient applications are received to proceed to interview. Applicants are encouraged to submit applications swiftly to avoid disappointment.

Closing Date: Midnight, Sunday 26th November 2023

Interviews: November/December 2023 


The school operates a Safeguarding Children Recruitment Policy and is committed to promoting the welfare of young people.  Any successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS disclosure. 

The Job Evaluation Collective Agreement for Support staff has been signed by Plymouth City Council and all vacancies are advertised under the new grading scheme.

Please note that all appointments, for Teaching and Support staff are offered subject to references; it is normal for references to be followed up prior to interview for all candidates invited to interview. Please indicate clearly on your letter of application if you would prefer references not to be contacted unless you are offered the post.

To save the trees we prefer applications to be sent by email to however, if you wish to send a paper copy please send it to Mrs Kate White, Headteacher, at: Notre Dame Plymouth, Looseleigh Lane Derriford Plymouth Devon PL6 5HN

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