PA to Headteacher

Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Salary: £30,585 - £31,557 FTE or £27,921 - £28,809 PTE p/a
Location: Willowfield School
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time/Term Time
Hours: 36 hours per week. TTO +two weeks (47weeks +3 days).
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 20/05/2021 at 12:00
Reference: SCH/21/149572

Willowfield School

209 Blackhorse Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 6ND

Tel: 020 8527 4065



11-16 mixed comprehensive, N.O.R. 900


Headteacher:   Clive Rosewell


PA to Headteacher

Scale SO1 - £27,921-£28,809 p.a. (Pro Rata of FTE £30,585-£31,557)

36 hrs per week, 47.6 weeks per year



We are a successful and oversubscribed school at an exciting stage in our development. 


An opportunity has arisen to appoint an experienced, highly motivated and efficient PA to the Headteacher. The role includes extensive responsibilities that will require a broad range of skills, enthusiasm, resilience and the ability to multi-task.  The successful candidate will be personable, approachable, and accommodating and should be able to work effectively under pressure.  A sound administrative background is essential.


We are:

  • holder of the Platinum Quality Mark for Professional Development
  • holder of the Arts Mark Platinum Award
  • a specialist partner of UCL - Institute of Education
  • ‘a good school’ - OFSTED, June 2016
  • active partners in the Seven Kings, Waltham Forest and Whitefields Teaching School Alliances


Willowfield School as an aware employer is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults as its number one priority and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  A DBS check will be taken up on the successful candidate.  We serve a diverse community and as an equal opportunities employer, particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates.

To request a recruitment pack and application form (C.V.s are not accepted) or to find out more about what we can offer email us at:

Closing date: Noon on Thursday 20 May 2021.

Equal Opportunities

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value. To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy

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