Executive Assistant

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£46719 - £48,747

The London Diocesan Board for Schools wishes to recruit a well organised, trustworthy Executive Assistant to provide professional support to the Director of Education and leadership team.

The post is conveniently based approximately 5 minutes from Pimlico tube on the Victoria Line and is close to a number of other main transport links.

Manage and maintain diaries including:

• Scheduling appointments, internal and external meetings, and online calls.

• Preparing agendas.

• Coordinating the weekly staff prayer meeting.

Coordinate communications from the LDBS leadership team including by:

• Prioritising and, where appropriate, responding to emails and phone calls for the Director of Education.

• Drafting and editing correspondence and electronic, on-line and other communications.

Ensure up-to-date record keeping including by:

• Organising files on Sharepoint, One Drive and MS Teams.

• Collecting and collating data from schools and other sources.

Support report writing, including by:

• Assisting with the research, development and writing of presentations and papers for a range of audiences.

• Processing data for use in reports.

Ensure meetings and events run smoothly, including by:

• Coordinating logistics, including hospitality, for in-person and on-line meetings and events.

• Providing administrative support for meetings and events including preparing and distributing meeting materials and taking notes.

• Regular meetings to include leadership team meetings and clergy network meetings (between headteachers and clergy) You may be asked to undertake any other duties and responsibilities commensurate with the post. Some flexibility will be required e.g., attending occasional evening meetings.

We expect all staff to act as ambassador for the LDBS in line with our staff code of conduct, and to support actively our policies including safeguarding, equalities and health and safety.

You will share our LDBS commitment to:

• Supporting and promoting our vision for every young Londoner to encounter the love of God in Christ

• Education which is equitable and in which children and young people are safeguarded

• Making a difference in education through a well-run, efficient and effective office

• Confidentiality and discretion when dealing with sensitive information

Experience and knowledge Your experience and knowledge will enable you to fulfil the job description. It will include some of the following:

• Administrative experience in a busy office environment is essential

• Excellent IT skills are essential, including Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, One Drive, SharePoint and Teams.

• Prior experience as a PA is desirable.

• Good knowledge of the education sector is desirable.

• Good knowledge and experience of Church of England structures and practices is desirable • Experience of organising meetings and events is desirable.

Skills The difference you make at the LDBS will depend on your skills and abilities, including your:

• Excellent communication skills including in person, written and verbal.

• Ability to build positive professional relationships with a wide range of people.

• Attention to detail and accuracy.

• Problem-solving, flexible, can-do attitude.

• Efficient organisation and planning skills.

• Ability to develop and embed orderly systems and processes.

• Ability to manage your own time, to prioritise, multi-task and meet deadlines.

Our 2030 Vision is for every young Londoner to experience the love of God in Christ. Specifically, the LDBS aims to serve and support schools to be:

• Places where all can flourish: our diverse family of children and adults developing and thriving spiritually, physically, intellectually, emotionally, morally and socially.

• Places which enable transformational futures: academically rigorous; pupils from all backgrounds achieving excellent outcomes to give them the best opportunities in life.

• Deeply Christian, committed to serving the common good with the invitation of Jesus to ‘life in all its fullness’ at their heart (John 10:10). 2021-24.