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PA to Headmaster - SW6 6EG



Job Type






PA to Headmaster

Up to £30,000

Full-time, Permanent

Starting: January 2022

About Us

The Moat School is a thriving independent day school for boys and girls aged 9 to 18 years old. It specialises in supporting pupils with dyslexia, dyspraxia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia and other specific learning needs to achieve their potential. Located in Fulham and we also have a Sixth Form located in Hammersmith which was opened in 2020

The Role

The PA is to provide the highest level of administrative support to the Head of Sixth Form. Experience of supporting management in a fast-paced environment is essential, ideally within the educational sector.

This is a high profile and exciting role that demands excellent judgement, initiative, and problem solving skills, tact, diplomacy and absolute discretion. You will have a clear focus on high quality and be able to manage a complex workload with conflicting demands. Outstanding communication skills and high level IT skills are a prerequisite.

The role of the PA is to support the Head of Sixth Form to ensure that the strategic, operational planning and the administration of the Sixth Form run smoothly. You will also be required to work closely with the Senior Leadership Team and Governors providing confidential secretarial and administrative support.

A flexible team player is required, who can adjust to the demands of the academic year. As PA, you will keep abreast of organisational issues and have a general understanding of the Sixth Forms aims and objectives.

Some of your main duties

  • Assist the work of the Sixth Form by providing administration support at an executive level.
  • Provide a full secretarial and administrative service to the Head of Sixth Form.
  • Assist the Head of Sixth Form in leading and managing the work of the Sixth Form.
  • Ensure all relevant paperwork is provided in advance of meetings and highlight any forthcoming events etc which he will be attending.
  • Field calls for Head of Sixth Form, dealing with callers sympathetically and efficiently, redirecting calls where appropriate.
  • Assist the Head of Sixth Form to review and monitor Performance Management procedures, ensuring timely completion of appraisals.
  • Attend SLT meetings, recording minutes and action points, and follow them up to ensure completion.
  • Work with the SLT and Sixth Form office manager and receptionist to advise on, facilitate and assist in any and all processes as required e.g. coordinate the team’s calendars, schedule meetings etc.
  • Organise and maintain filing systems.
  • Maintain and update the Single Central Register, including carrying out DBS checks.
  • Assist the Head of Sixth Form in preparing the school for Inspections.
  • Generic Accountabilities: whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual task undertaken may not be identified. The duties outlined above are not intended as a restrictive list and may be extended or altered to include other tasks that are commensurate with the role.


In return for your efforts, we offer.

  • Teacher pension scheme
  • Cycle2Work scheme
  • Staff socials -Staff sport teams
  • Laptop for every member of staff
  • IT support for all staff
  • Free onsite parking
  • Free lunch during term time
  • Staff professional development programme supported by the school
  • Access to SpLD and ASD specialist training for all staff

To Apply

For further information and to request an application, please click on the apply button!

Closing date: Friday, 17th December 2021

Interview date: TBC

The Moat School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. You will be required to undertake an enhanced CRB disclosure.

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