Personal Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer

New College Durham Academies Trust is seeking to appoint a suitably skilled, experienced and highly professional Personal Assistant to provide outstanding support to our Chief Executive Officer.

 PA to the Chief Executive Officer

Working arrangements negotiable for the right candidate
(whole-time OR term time + 15 days)

Grade 5
£27,515pa – £30,986pa (whole-time)
£25,864pa – £29,127pa (reflects TTO+ 15 days)

Applicants must have exceptional organisational skills and the ability to multi-task.  They must be personable, approachable, responsive and accommodating and should be able to work with frequent disruptions.  Interested candidates will need to work well as part of a team and must be able to work autonomously.  Challenges and opportunities will appear on a daily basis, so applicants must be able to think on their feet, whilst following strict procedures and tight timescales; all within a highly confidential environment.

The successful candidate will ensure good school communication to all Academy stakeholders both internally and externally with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.  As well as excellent interpersonal skills, you must have resilience and empathy and be able to work effectively under pressure.  A sound administrative background is essential; as is an excellent working knowledge and application of various IT packages.

The job holder should be able to adopt a flexible approach in their working arrangements to suit the needs of the Academy, including the ability and willingness to minute-taking and attend school events after the Academy day.  In return, the successful candidate will see how their role plays a vital contribution to academy-wide impact.

To find out more about this role please use the link below to view the applicant information pack.

PA to the CEO Applicant Information Pack

Completed application forms should be emailed to

Please do not attach copies of CV’s/qualification certificates. Only the information detailed on the application form will be used as part of the short-listing process. Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

Closing Date
Midday Friday 26th August 2022


Other Documents

Recruitment of Ex Offenders Policy Statement

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form 


Job Summary

Location: NCDAT
Salary: £25,864-£30,986
Posted on: 3 August 2022
Closing on: 26/08/2022