Independent Preparatory School
Required for April 2022 – Full time, permanent
Applications are invited for the Head’s PA to manage the smooth running of the school office in our leading independent school in Walsall. Mayfield Preparatory School is a highly successful over-subscribed selective Independent School (IAPS) with over 200 boys and girls, aged 2 – 11 years, and famous for its happy, family atmosphere.
The Head’s PA is responsible for providing confidential administrative, secretarial and organisational support. Under the direction of the Headmaster and Deputy Head to manage the smooth running of the school office, to be the first point of contact with the school for prospective parents, visitors and business partners, to enable effective communication between the school and parents, and to support the school staff with administrative tasks. The Head’s PA will process school admissions, actively marketing places, showing prospective parents and pupils around the school, completing the admissions register and welcome packs, and managing pupil waiting lists. The successful candidate will have experience of a similar role supporting at senior level within a professional environment, excellent ICT and communication skills and a commitment to outstanding levels of customer service. The postholder will liaise closely with school office staff, school accountants, network manager, school staff and Senior Leadership. The role will require a very high level of discretion and tact at all times in the appropriate handling of confidential information.
This is a term time role plus an additional 4 weeks in the school holidays, to be worked as agreed with the Head, usually at the start and end of the school holiday periods. A flexible approach is essential to be able to support occasional evening or weekend events such as Saturday Open Mornings. The hours of work are 37.5 each week from 8.00 am to 4.00 pm each day, with a 30-minute unpaid lunchbreak. The start date is expected to be as soon as possible after 25th April 2022 and this can be discussed further at interview.
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children. Child safety recruitment procedures operate and the post is subject to reference and an enhanced DBS disclosure. We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or religion.
Further information and an application pack is obtainable from our website, www.mayfieldprep.co.uk .
Return Application Form to the Headmaster, Mr M Draper.
Closing date: 12.00pm on Monday 28th March 2022
Interview date: Thursday 31st March 2022
Mayfield Preparatory School
Sutton Road, Walsall, West Midlands, WS1 2PD
Tel: 01922 624 107