PA to Head & Cover Manager

Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Salary: £31,067-£34,031
Location: Lammas School and Sixth Form. 150 Seymour Road, Leyton, London
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Term Time
Hours: 7.30am-3.30pm Monday to Friday, plus 1 week.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 16/02/2024 at 10:00
Reference: SCH/24/269217


150 Seymour Road


London E10 7LX


PA to Head & Cover Manager

Salary: Sc. L-M, pt. 26-30, £31,067-£34,031 (Actual Salary)

36hrs p/w, term time + 1 week (7:30am -3:30pm Mon-Friday)

March 2024



We are looking for an efficient PA to Head and Cover Manager who is suitably experienced to support our Executive Head and Head of School. Within this role the successful candidate will play a critical role in ensuring the successful daily operations of our community. 


The single most important mission of Griffin Schools Trust is to provide the conditions in which children discover who they are and then go on confidently to take their places in society, making a contribution to it through the use of their talents. We will never prepare children to know their places.


At our school we are passionate about educating young people through rich extra-curriculum, expertly taught.  As proud members of the Griffin Schools Trust, we base our philosophy on the shared pillars of Proud Traditions, Wide Horizons and High Achievement. We are committed to challenging educational and social disadvantage and aim to instil our students the ability to think critically and creatively. The Griffin Schools Trust is also committed to supporting colleagues to achieve swift career progression offering a range of opportunities and experiences across the thirteen Trust schools.


Lammas School is a thriving and highly regarded community school with Sixth Form provision, located within walking distance of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and set on the edge of Hackney Marshes. We are closely partnered with two outstanding Primary schools, Willow Brook and Riverley. Our curriculum offer is broad, and we are intently focused not only on achieving academic excellence, but also widening the horizons of the community we serve via the arts, sports and an enviable co-curricular offer. These include the yearly Griffin Science Symposium, The Griffin Sports Festival, The Griffin Arts Festival and Founders Day, all opportunities to engage in higher-level experiences and strengthen community.

To apply for this position please include a full CV with the names and direct contact details of two referees and the completed Safer Recruitment form.

Completed applications should be addressed to Carla Kenny and sent to

The deadline for application is 10am on Friday 16th February 2024.


The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. It is our duty to conduct online searches of all potential candidates, keeping in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023.  



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