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Personal Assistant to the Headteacher

Term time plus two weeks
Salary Scale: 24-28 
£31,044-£34,209 per annum pro rata 
(Actual salary £27,162-£29,931)

Queen Elizabeth’s Girls’ School is a high achieving comprehensive school in High Barnet. Our school was founded in 1888 as part of a Charter established by Queen Elizabeth 1 to set up schools to educate boys and girls at individual establishments. We are linked to the boys’ school, which has maintained Grammar School status, through an Endowment Trust Fund for the Schools of Queen Elizabeth the First. 

We wish to appoint a Personal Assistant to the Headteacher who will also provide support to the Senior Leadership Team as required. 

The successful applicant will be at the heart of an ambitious and successful organisation, supporting the Headteacher in her work. 

An interesting and varied role, core duties will include carrying out research, preparing reports and policy statements and ensuring effective internal and external communications. The post holder will be central to the smooth running of the Headteacher’s office. 

Excellent organisation and communication skills are vital, as is discretion, sound judgement and self-motivation. Applicants should have excellent written and spoken English, a keen eye for detail, outstanding IT literacy and be confident in interpreting data. 

Attendance at work will be mainly limited to term-time, meaning the successful candidate will enjoy very generous holiday periods. There will be a requirement for attendance at occasional evening meetings and other events which happen out-of-hours during term-time. 

Staff benefits include on site car parking, access to a cycle to work scheme, free membership to Education Support Partnership, the school’s employee assistance programme and use of the school’s swimming pool and fitness suite. 

For an informal discussion, please contact the Headteacher’s Office on 020 8449 2984 or at

An application form and further information is available to download below. Please email your completed application form to

The school is committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and as such all candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. 

Closing Date: Friday 22 October 2021

Interviews: Week commencing 1 November 2021

Please note that the school reserves the right to appoint ahead of this date.