PA to Director/School Improvement Co-ordinator

Responsible for: 
To support the School Improvement Team and National Director of Education with some administrative support to the National Director of HR and Operations. Overseeing relationships, reviewing and streamlining of administrative processes for the department, supporting a range of initiatives that will be defined on a continuing basis. Ensuring consultants and advisors are deployed in line with Regional Director and Principals requirements.
Permanent full-time
Salary/salary scale: 
c. £25,000 plus 24 days annual leave + LGPS + health cash plan + retail discounts
Closing date: 
29th Apr 2019, 5:00 pm
Interview date(s): 
Start date: 

This is a fantastic opportunity for a PA with a solid administrative background to join a Multi Academy Trust that wants to make a difference to the lives of the young people we serve through our network of academies. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate experience of providing a comprehensive administrative service at a senior level in a complex organisation. You will provide a full range of secretarial and administrative service from diary management and planning travel to organising meetings and events for a widespread team.

Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT) is one of the largest not-for-profit multi-academy trusts in England. Multi-academy trusts are charities that run schools to give local children a great education.
We educate 29,000 pupils across six English regions, in 31 secondary schools, 7 primary school and 1 special school.
We are one of the longest established Trusts and have been sponsoring academies since 2009. Our mission is to become the Trust that makes the biggest difference, both inside and outside the classroom.
We are a values-led organisation, and it is our aim that we continually challenge ourselves to adhere to the spirit of our values:
• Anyone can excel
• Enjoy the challenge
• Share what is best
• Be inclusive

Right now, we are looking for a Director level PA to join our Head Office team based in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. The office is a 10-minute walk from New Street station and just 5 minutes from Snow Hill. There are also several car parks and a bus stop just outside the office, so we are easy to get to.

The HO team is friendly and supportive of each other. Our function is to enable the 4000 + school-based staff to feel supported in their job and that’s how we make a difference to our young people.

If this sounds like the type of organisation you would like to work for and you want to be involved in making a difference to the lives of young people in some way, please read on and have a look around our website for more information about the work that we do.

A full job description and person specification for this role can be found in the attachments below together with details on how to apply.

How to apply: 

If you would like further information about this role, please contact Nicola Saunders, HR Advisor on

Completed applications should be sent to by 5pm on Monday 29th April.

If your application is successful, we will contact you and manage your personal data in accordance with the guidelines of GDPR. If your application has been unsuccessful, we will delete your application within 6 weeks and all record of your data.

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