Personal Assistant
Ark Alexandra Academy
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Faith. Excellence. Kindness

Personal Assistant

Start date: As soon as possible

Location: Hastings, East Sussex

Salary: Ark Support Scale 8, Pay Points 20-28 (£25,295 to £31,371) pro rata

Hours: Full-time – 36 hours per week, term time only plus 1 extra week

Contract: Permanent

Closing date: 9.00am, Friday 21 February 2020 (Interviews w/c 02 March 2020)



Become part of the aspirational Ark Alexandra family and work alongside our dedicated team to spark a passion for learning in our young people which will last a lifetime and raise the expectations of a community. We believe that all our students can achieve excellence, and that they all deserve the very best education in order to secure their place at university or a career of their choice. 

This is an exciting opportunity to join the academy following the journey of Ark Helenswood and Ark William Parker, both previously single sex schools which have come together as one co-educational school with a mixed sixth form provision in Hastings. We are seeking an experienced, ambitious and enthusiastic Personal Assistant for our Principal and Executive Principal who will play a crucial role in ensuring they are best supported to lead the academy.

Support and professional development are a priority at Ark Alexandra Academy and we take the well-being of our staff seriously, as we recognise that education can be a challenging profession. We offer health benefits such as a subsidised gym membership and Employee Assistance Programme or if you prefer retail therapy, staff discounts via the Ark Rewards scheme.

As the ideal candidate you will:

·         Have experience providing PA or secretarial support to staff at a senior level

·         Have a resilient character and a strong personal drive

·         Be able to line manage the administration team across two campuses

·         Flexible to work across two campuses

·         Be able to manage a high volume workload & prioritise accordingly to meet deadlines

·         Have an unwavering determination to work with students of all abilities

·         Be committed to Ark’s ethos of high expectations and no excuses.


Ark Alexandra Academy is part of Ark, an international charity and one of the UK’s most successful multi-academy trusts, with a network of 37 schools in 4 locations across the country.


We would love for you to visit our school and meet the team. Please contact Jan Laker, HR Manager on 0208 132 8223 or to arrange a visit or to find out more about the role. To find out more about Ark Alexandra Academy, please visit our website –

Ark Alexandra Academy is committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Personal Assistant JD & Person Spec.pdf