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The Cavendish School

The Cavendish School

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We are very fortunate at The Cavendish School to have a stable workforce, and vacancies seldom arise.  Should there be an opportunity to join our team, details of the vacancy and how to apply will be posted on this page.



Head’s Executive PA & School Secretary  

We are seeking to appoint a confident and enthusiastic individual, with proven PA experience, who can take on the challenge of a busy role, often with competing priorities and fast-paced change to join the staff of our unique, friendly and highly regarded IAPS School from 1st September 2022. This person works closely with the School Administrator and plays a vital frontline role in the day-to-day running of our School Office and in supporting pupils, parents and staff.

The successful candidate will be highly skilled in both operational and communications aspects of personal assistance, with the ability to lead and work with a range of staff to provide the best for our School and its pupils. The post will include providing the Head with excellent administrative service and the drive and commitment to ensure that any operational issues are resolved efficiently.

You will enjoy dealing directly with parents, pupils and staff in a busy office environment. To succeed, you will have the ability to work as part of a team and to initiate and maintain highly positive and effective working relationships with others.

You will also have strong IT/typing skills, a sound practical knowledge of Microsoft Office, excellent written skills and great attention to detail. Other requirements are the ability to handle responsibility and manage your time and work to multi-task and deliver against agreed deadlines.

Previous PA work in a school environment is desirable.

This role is a term time + 3 weeks position with working hours of 7.45am-4pm Monday-Friday; with occasional evening board meetings (2 per term).

The salary offered will be in the region of £40-£45k per annum and will reflect an applicant’s potential.

First aid training will be provided for the successful applicant.

To express your interest in this role and to receive an application pack please send an email to Mrs Kerry Dignan, at

Visits by prior arrangement are welcome.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 13th July, although applications will be processed as they are received. The interviews are on Wednesday 20th July. References will be requested for candidates invited for interview prior to this date.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Applicants must undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.