PA to the Headteacher(s) and Clerk to Governors


37 hours per week (8am – 4pm), 5 days per week (with later finishes 6 times per year for Full Governor Meetings)

39 weeks per annum (term time, plus one week)

Grade C (Scale point 3-6 £20,812 to £21,968 pro-rata’d for part-time hours – actual salary £18,406 to £19,430), plus membership to LGPS

We are looking for an exceptional individual who can combine excellent people skills with a strong admin background to join our admin team working in our fast-paced school environment providing support to our leadership team.   The successful candidate will provide PA support to the Executive Headteacher when they are onsite as well as supporting the Heads of School at both Notre Dame School and St Boniface’s College on a daily basis. Flexibility to work between the 2 school sites will be essential. 

The successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal skills; be able to interact on all levels, adjust their approach appropriate to the audience and make sound judgements.  An ability to remain calm whilst under pressure is essential, along with a good sense of humour.

As Clerk to Governors the postholder will be responsible for preparing documents and arrangements for meetings, ensuring accurate minutes are taken at the Full Governors’ meetings and providing support to Governors with regards to the work they need to carry out across the academic year. The role also involves updating statutory information with the DfE, Plymouth CAST and on the schools’ websites. A high level of confidentiality and integrity are required for this role. Meetings are held each half term and currently fall on Wednesday dates. They typically start at 4pm and finish by 6.30pm. The postholder will need to be flexible to support these key meetings. 

Strong administrative skills are required and will be tested at interview e.g. competence with Microsoft Office programmes such as Word and Excel along with experience of working with the Google package (Drive/Sheets/Docs etc) is essential.  On the job training will be provided for other packages, such as SIMS/other digital platforms.  The postholder will be responsible for preparing documents for a variety of communications and for arranging meetings, planning diaries and liaising with colleagues, both internal and external. 

The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate a passion for working with young people, have an understanding of Child Protection and Safeguarding (training provided) and be adaptable, resilient and optimistic. Experience of working in an educational environment is desirable but not essential. 

To apply; please complete our application form via TES (using Quick Apply).  CVs are not accepted.

The school reserves the right to close the vacancy early if sufficient applications are received to proceed to interview. Applicants are encouraged to submit applications swiftly to avoid disappointment.

Closing Date: Midnight, Sunday 3rd September 2023 

Interviews: September 2023


The school operates a Safeguarding Children Recruitment Policy and is committed to promoting the welfare of young people.  Any successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS disclosure. 

The Job Evaluation Collective Agreement for Support staff has been signed by Plymouth City Council and all vacancies are advertised under the new grading scheme.

Please note that all appointments, for Teaching and Support staff are offered subject to references; it is normal for references to be followed up prior to interview for all candidates invited to interview. Please indicate clearly on your letter of application if you would prefer references not to be contacted unless you are offered the post.

To save the trees we prefer applications to be sent by email to however, if you wish to send a paper copy please send it to Mrs Kate White, Headteacher, at: St Boniface’s Catholic College, 21 Boniface Lane, Manadon, Plymouth, PL6 3AG

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