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PA to Headteacher

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Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
£27,590 to £29,116 (actual salary)
Heathcote School & Science College, Normanton Park, Chingford, London,
Working Pattern:
Term Time
36 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
12/09/2019 at 12:00 PM
Vacancy Description


Normanton Park, London, E4 6ES

PA to the Headteacher

SO2 (£27,590 to £29,116 actual salary)

Term Time plus 1 week, 36 hours per week

Heathcote School is an 11 – 18 School on a rapid journey of improvement ensuring the ‘good’ status (Ofsted 2018) is retained and for the school to ultimately become ‘outstanding’ in all areas. 

The School Improvement Plan (2017 – 2020) focuses on four key areas:

  • Building at all levels an ambitious culture of high challenge and low threat enabling Heathcote to be the school of choice for staff and parents.
  • Ensuring the best possible learning and leadership of learning, across the school.
  • Ensuring safety is at the heart of everything we do and standards of behaviour and attendance are exemplary within the school and community.
  • Giving all pupils equal opportunities to make maximum progress.

We are looking to recruit an experienced administrator to support the Headteacher to ensure the smooth running of strategic and operational systems across the school.   The responsibilities include managing a busy diary, putting together complex documents and reports, supporting Governors when required and providing support with recruitment administration.  You would also be expected to line manage 3 to 4 members of the admin team in the school.

The ideal candidate will have some experience of working within a school or other education establishment, must be proficient in all aspects of Microsoft Office and have a solution focused and positive working attitude.  They should also be able to work on their own initiative, manage a varied and busy workload and understand how to effectively manage staff within a team.

The school puts well-being and development at the heart of its work and we have very talented staff who are encouraged to grow, develop and work collaboratively, within school and with local schools, and to be the best they can be.  We are working to ensure school improvement in a high challenge, low threat way and enable robust systems and structures to ensure consistency in all areas, encouraging the growth and development of all.  The school has excellent resources and a stunning site close to the forest.

Completed application forms should be emailed to

Closing date for receipt of applications:  Monday 16th September 2019

Indicative date for interviews: w/c 23rd September 2019 

Please note: applications will be considered as they are received and we reserve the right to close this position before the date specified above.  We therefore urge candidates to submit an application as soon as possible. 

Heathcote School is committed to safeguarding and protec

ting the welfare of children.  The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure.


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 contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:

- 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.