PA to the Headteacher (Christ Church, Church of England, Secondary Academy)

Job Title: PA to the Headteacher (Christ Church, Church of England, Secondary Academy)

Salary: Grade 3 (SCP 9-22, £20,903 to £27,041)

Full Time: Flexible however to term time only

Location: Christ Church Secondary Academy

Start: As soon as possible

Closing date: 12 noon, Tuesday 23rd February 2021

Interviews provisionally scheduled for early March 2021

A unique opportunity for an outstanding administrative professional. Be part of the founding team that will create a truly exceptional new secondary school and sixth form!

“As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.” – 1 Peter 4:10

We are seeking an experienced, professional PA to join our growing team and work closely with the Headteacher to provide excellent organisational and administrative support in managing the day-to-day running of our brand-new free school.

As a school in development, we are in an ideal position to ensure that our founding staff body is best placed to effectively serve our students, their families, and the local community. In recruiting to this post we are looking for candidates who are motivated to realise the talent in each and every student, and has the potential to grow and develop in their leadership experience, knowledge and skillset, as part of a growing team.

The 11 – 19 secondary school and sixth form is being established by the Birmingham Diocesan Multi-Academy Trust (BDMAT) to help meet the need for additional high-quality secondary places in the Yardley Wood area of Birmingham. CCSA is a Free School, funded by the Department for Education. Planning permission has been granted and construction is well under way; we plan to have the building ready for occupation by the end of the summer term 2021. The school will initially open in 2021 with just Year 7 pupils and then grow by one year group each year, with the launch of a Sixth Form in 2023. This will be a six form entry school with 180 pupils per year group.

We believe that success is found in who you are as well as what you do, and at Christ Church we aim to provide an outstanding education, supported by excellent pastoral care and high standards of behaviour, set within a distinctive Christian ethos. We want to equip our students with the qualifications, experiences and personal attributes to enable them to succeed in the next stage of their education or employment.

Reporting to the Headteacher, the PA to the Headteacher of CCSA will provide senior administrative support to the Headteacher and specific members of the Senior Leadership Team of CCSA. This will include:

  • providing general administration support to the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team;
  • support on administering staff recruitment activities;
  • support on student recruitment activities;
  • preparation and maintenance of pupil records
  • inputting into and maintaining the data within the MIS system;
  • support on administering educational visits; and
  • working with the wider administration team to support and carry out general administration activities to support the wider school operations.

During the initial years of opening, where the school is not operating at full capacity, there may be the requirement to perform a direct leadership role for the wider administration function.

To arrange an informal enquiry, please contact Mark Bowman Dalton or Elizabeth Ford through Khadija Bibi who can be contacted at or telephone 0121 426 0403. Further details of the school, trust and post can be found at and

Applications should be made electronically by completing our online application form through TES. All completed applications must be submitted by 12noon 23rd February 2021.

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Birmingham Diocesan Multi-Academy Trust (BDMAT) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from underrepresented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion. BDMAT is a Disability Confident employer.

Please note: The first one and a half terms of employment shall be a probationary period.

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