Executive Assistant & Office Manager

London (North), London (Greater)
Up to £40,000 per annum + benefits
26 Sep 2016
24 Oct 2016
Job Title
Industry Sector
Charity, Education, Other
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title: Executive Assistant & Office Manager
Type of position: Permanent
Role: Full time
Location: North London
Hours: 35 per week
Salary: Up to £40,000, depending on experience plus benefits

Job Overview:

Our client is a school and education charity in North London looking for a top notch Executive Assistant / Office Manager to run the executive office and assist the Headteacher and Governing Body. They are looking for a self-starter who is able to organise and pre-empt the needs of the Headteacher, Chair and Governors, working under pressure at times and yet remain calm and personable. 

Solid experience working as an EA or PA is a must working at a high level, working within an educational / charity environment or similar would be essential.


  • Administrative and clerical support to Chair of Governors, clerking of main Board and other meetings
  • Manage the Governance Calendar and ensure the statutory obligations for Governors are met
  • Run the Headteacher’s office, including diary and travel arrangements, prioritising meetings etc.
  • Maintain and monitor relevant budgets
  • Recruit and motivate administrative staff
  • Support to SLT and external meetings including minute taking as requested by Headteacher
  • Facilitate the Headteacher to manage the school, actively scheduling staff meetings and briefings
  • Undertake any other duties as directed by the Headteacher


  • Trained secretarial skills
  • Proficient in MS Office, Word, Outlook, Powerpoint, Excel
  • Confident in creating complex reports
  • Touch typing speed of no less than 60 wpm
  • Minute taking experience, speed writing / shorthand
  • Ability to pre-empt the needs of the head and run a smooth ship
  • Personable and presentable and act as a representative of the school
  • Manage your own time and the Headteacher’s
  • Excellent up to date IT skills
  • Mature attitude and the ability to apply tact and diplomacy
  • Detail orientated, with excellent spelling and grammar / proof reading etc.
  • Supporting the office when required and a team player