Executive Assistant to the Co-Headteachers at Durrington High School

This is a great opportunity for an experienced and skilled individual to join our team at an exciting time of development for the school and trust. The Co-Headteachers have been in post for almost two years and have established ways of working. We are keen to recruit a person who is quick to learn and able to adapt to different working styles; who can work independently with minimum direction; who thrives in a busy environment, is exceptionally well organised and can manage their time well in addressing changing priorities, without losing attention to detail. To be successful you will need to build good working relationships across the school and the trust. Key aspects of the role will include:

  • providing exceptional and proactive support to the Co-Headteachers of Durrington High School in all aspects of their work enabling them to perform at the highest level;
  • providing the highest quality of support as clerk to the local governing body, including maintaining up-to-date statutory governance records; 
  • providing efficient, professional and confidential HR support and advice to the Co-Headteachers and staff, responding to staff requests and maintaining effective systems to support people management processes and policies;
  • ensuring all aspects of safer recruitment are adhered to at all times and being directly responsible for maintaining the Single Central Register;
  • supporting statutory compliance processes, ensuring policies and school information is reviewed and published on the school website;

If you have what it takes and would like to find out more about this exciting role and our future direction of travel please do get in touch with Aggie Gemel by email agemel@durring.com 

We look forward to receiving your application.

Applicants are required to complete the application form and include a supporting statement explaining how they meet the essential criteria outlined below in the Candidate specification. 

Please download the Google Doc application form and submit along with a separate Supporting Statement (as outlined in section 4 of the application form) by email to Aggie Gemel at agemel@durring.com or post to Durrington High School, The Boulevard, Worthing BN13 1JX. 

Closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 15 April 2024; 

The interviews will be held w/c 15 April and ideally, we would like the successful candidate to start no later than 22 May 2024 to ensure a handover from the current post holder.

Application Form

Candidate information pack

Durrington High School is committed to the safeguarding and wellbeing of all our students.  It is a core expectation of every member of staff to safeguard the wellbeing of every child and young person within the school. Staff are supported through regular training and are expected to adhere to the school’s Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy at all times. 

In addition to the statutory pre-employment checks, this appointment will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, a safeguarding background check and interview.

Durrington Multi Academy Trust is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome the unique contributions that everyone can bring to Durrington Multi Academy Trust in terms of education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expressions, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, colour, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.

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