PA to Headteacher/Senior Administration Officer

Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Salary: £28,412 per annum
Location: Connaught School for Girls, Connaught Road, Leytonstone, London
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 36 hours per week.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 06/07/2022 at 15:30
Reference: SCH/22/200395


PA to Headteacher/Senior Administration Officer

Term Time Only plus two weeks

Scale SO1 (Outer London)

Required for September 2022



You are invited to apply to join our successful multicultural four form entry school for girls aged 11 – 16 which was graded “Good” by Ofsted in October 2019.


This is a fantastic opportunity to join our supportive and collaborative school at an exciting time in our journey. Connaught School for Girls is an inclusive and oversubscribed school in Waltham Forest which is making a big difference to the lives of our diverse school community.


We have a strong reputation and high expectations of both students and staff and consider this to be an exciting place to work and develop, where creativity and innovation are nurtured. We really know our students, and focus on them as individuals.  Pastoral systems are strong and we value a curriculum offer and activities that educate the whole child. 


As a school we are absolutely committed to ensuring that all staff have access to comprehensive professional development and have developed an exciting and impactful programme designed to offer training that makes a real difference.  We value an excellent home/work balance and do what we can to support our staff and their wellbeing. 


We are looking to appoint an exceptional Senior Administration Officer to oversee the office and be a PA to the Headteacher. The individual will need to be proactive in assisting the Headteacher on a day to day basis.  The ideal candidate will be IT literate, have secretarial knowledge and experience as well as the ability to undertake various administrative tasks.


Full details of this post can be found on the Job Description. If you feel you would be suited to this role we would welcome your application.


Connaught School for Girls is an oversubscribed school in Leytonstone, East London.


Being a small, secondary school enables us to offer students a personalised learning experience:


  • We are a high achieving school producing excellent rates of student progression and examination results
  • We are fully committed to girls’ education as we believe the girls thrive and develop in a single sex environment
  • Standards of student behaviour is outstanding
  • Our school ethos is one of inclusivity and high expectations


If you think this is the post for you, please go to our website for further details and an application pack.


Candidates are invited to contact HR to arrange for an informal tour of the school which does not form part of the shortlist procedures.


In line with our Safeguarding Policy and commitment to promoting the welfare of our students, this appointment will be subject to DBS checks and satisfactory references.


The closing date for applications is 3.30 p.m. on Wednesday 6th July 2022. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 12th July 2022.

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

This vacancy is now closed