Executive Assistant to the Head

  • Northamptonshire

  • Northampton High School

  • Full-time


We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Executive Assistant to provide exceptional administrative support to the Head of Northampton High School. The role will involve engaging with a broad range of stakeholders within and external to the school, providing a warm welcome whilst working to high professional standards.


You will have excellent organisational skills and work well under pressure to agreed deadlines, prioritising workload accordingly and adapting to change. Your outstanding administrative skills will include minute taking, for example in the role of Clerk to the School Governing Body, and you will have a high level of IT competency across a variety of software packages enabling the efficient preparation of reports, data analysis, speeches and presentations as required. You will be a clear, confident communicator with excellent written and oral communication skills and high attention to detail. You will have the ability to work both independently and collaboratively with others, developing effective working relationships with colleagues at all levels. You will also be comfortable in managing confidential material, exercising discretion and diplomacy at all times.

This is an opportunity for an individual with proven experience of providing high quality administrative support at senior executive level, either from within or external to education, who would like to join a dedicated and professional team in an outstanding school environment. We pride ourselves on providing the highest level of customer service so the successful candidate will be experienced, conscientious and professional in all aspects of this position.

The role is all-year and based in school. Some flexibility of hours will be needed, as required by the Head, for evening meetings with the Governing Body or parents, in which case time can be taken back in lieu.

For further details and to apply for the position, please see the GDST external recruitment website via the link below:


Applications should be submitted by 09:00 on Monday 30 January 2023 at the latest.

Please refer to the school website for our child protection policies and the job description for full details of the role accountabilities and person specification.

Northampton High School and the GDST are committed to diversity, inclusion and real change: a family where every individual is valued, respected and included.

Northampton High School and the GDST are committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Further Information


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Northampton High School

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Newport Pagnell Road, Hardingstone, Northampton, NN4 6UU

  • 600 Day Girls (2-18)

01604 765765 www.northamptonhigh.co.uk

Closing Date: 30 January 2023