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PA to Executive Headteacher

Education - School

School Support Staff

Elms Bank

Elms Bank

Ripon Avenue, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 8PJ


“An outstanding school”

(Ofsted November 2014)


Required for as soon as possible


The Governors are seeking to appoint a PA to Executive Headteacher a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual with strong administrative and communication skills along with the ability to remain calm and professional under pressure.  The core purpose of the role will be to support the Executive Headteacher and the Head of School. The role will also entail providing support across the school. The salary for this post will be £16,139 - £17,986 per annum (subject to pay and grading review).


Elms Bank is an outstanding secondary special school for pupils aged 11-19. We are intending to form a Multi-Academy Trust in the near future and if this goes ahead the post will then report to the CEO of the new MAT.


Your hours of work are 37 per week term time plus 10 days.


Ofsted November 2014
‘A well-established culture of high expectations and dedication from all staff supports students exceptionally well in achieving the highest possible academic and personal development’.


We are looking for a colleague who: 

  • Has excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Has high levels of motivation and initiative to make things happen
  • Educated to degree level
  • Has excellent organisational skills and experience of working to deadlines
  • Has the ability to work on their own initiative and as part of a team
  • In-depth knowledge and experience of using relevant ICT packages and excellent word processing skills
  • Is proactive and has an excellent ability to plan ahead as this is essential to work sensitively and understand complex structures and relationships
  • Is able to delegate and prioritise the workload of senior managers to ensure efficiency for the organisation
  • Is able to be responsible for project work under the direction of a senior manager

This post is an opportunity for an individual who is looking for a high level of challenge in order to enhance their skills within this sector or for someone who is well established within their post and looking to develop their career further with a position which is both challenging but professionally rewarding.

You will be part of an excellent team and will be given extensive support to develop to your full potential both in this role and beyond. Please note that we require a degree qualification.


If you do not have a degree but have significant successful experience of similar work please apply.


Applicants are welcome to visit the school, please telephone Georgina Lucking, HR Administrator to arrange an appointment, 766 1597.


Employees of Elms Bank have a responsibility for, and must be committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and for ensuring that they are protected from harm.


Appointment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.


For further information click on the links below:


Job Description and Person Specification

Information Pack


Application forms are downloadable from here and are returnable to Mrs E Parkinson, Executive Headteacher at Elms Bank School, Ripon Avenue, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 8PJ.  The closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 30th April 2018.

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