PA to the Head of Prep

Personal Assistant to Head of Prep School

Start Date: September 2024

Hours: 08:00 am – 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday, term time (39 weeks a year)

Location: Hillingdon

Salary: £25,500 – £28,500 (FTE: 38,000)

We are currently seeking a Personal Assistant to join a high-performing independent through school in Northwood from September 2024. The school are seeking a Personal Assistant to provide comprehensive secretarial and administrative support to the Head of Prep School.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Manage the Head of Prep’s computerised diary
  • Coordinate and manage parent evenings online
  • Arrange and attend meetings, taking and distributing accurate minutes
  • Draft letters and manage correspondence
  • Prepare daily schedules and related paperwork
  • Plan and coordinate events
  • Maintain financial records for the Head of Prep
  • Communicate on behalf of the Head of Prep with staff, pupils, parents, and the community
  • Perform photocopying, printing, and filing tasks
  • Other duties as required by the Head of Prep
  • Support and promote the school’s ethos and objectives
  • Ensure compliance with safeguarding policies
  • Maintain high standards of attendance, punctuality, and conduct

Required Qualifications and Attributes:

  • Previous high-level PA/Secretarial experience
  • Strong rapport with young children
  • Knowledge of safeguarding procedures in a school setting
  • High literacy skills for proofreading and drafting
  • Excellent organisational and planning abilities
  • Proactive and accountable
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Excellent IT skills, including advanced Microsoft Office
  • Professional demeanor
  • Experience in an educational setting


  • Workplace pension with up to 10% employer contributions
  • Free School lunches during term time
  • Free School Sports Centre membership
  • Free on-site parking
  • 50% fee remission for staff children
  • Strong professional development culture
  • Generous occupational sick pay
  • Cycle to work scheme

If you have the required skills to be considered for the post, we welcome an application from you. For further details, contact Joseph at Connaught Education.

Connaught Education – The Independent Schools Specialists

Connaught Education is a trading brand of Connaught Resourcing and operates as an Employment Business and an Employment Agency. We are a committed equal opportunities employer who respect and value cultural diversity. We are committed to supporting the welfare of children and young people. In support of current Safeguarding legislation we will carry out background checks and an Enhanced DBS Disclosure as part of our recruitment and selection procedures.

Job Information

Job Reference: JAPAP030624_1717433191
Salary From: £25500
Salary To: £28500
Job Industries: Admin and Secretarial
Job Locations: Northwood, London
Job Types: Permanent

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