PA to Deputy Head Boarding and Pastoral Care

Closing date
Vacancy department
Boarding and Pastoral Care
Vacancy type
Full time

Required May 2023 (or sooner, if possible)

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the administrative team at Benenden School as PA to the Deputy Head Boarding and Pastoral Care.

You will be responsible for the day to day running of the Deputy Head Boarding and Pastoral Care’s Office supporting the Deputy Head Boarding and Pastoral Care with all aspects of their work from diary management, dealing with highly confidential information and problem solving, to being the welcoming face of the Pastoral Office.

This is a busy and vibrant boarding school where flexibility, strong IT skills and a can-do approach are essential for this role. In return, you will benefit from a collegiate working environment with exceptional food (lunch is free), onsite parking and access to the sporting facilities at certain times when not in use by pupils. You will be working on a site that lies in 250 acres of land with plenty of opportunities to enjoy the beautiful Kent countryside.

The working hours for this position are:

8.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Thursday and 8.00am to 5.00pm on Friday (with a one hour unpaid lunch break).

The PA’s hours are flexible and dependent on the needs of the Deputy Head Boarding and Pastoral Care. The role comprises term-time plus 25 days.

At Benenden we are passionate about education in its broadest sense. We are a full boarding school with exceptional facilities and are committed, through our Complete Education, that every pupil will leave at the end of the Sixth Form full of compassion and confidence to fulfil her ambition, embrace challenge and make a difference.

As an exceptional School, we want to attract, retain and develop diverse talent at all levels so that our pupils feel and understand the power and depth of a diverse community. This means recruiting from the widest possible pool of talent, removing barriers that can prevent people from showing their full potential, and fostering a fully inclusive environment which maximises collaboration and empowers everyone.

If you would like to know more about the role, ask any questions, or have never considered a career in an independent school and would like to find out more, please contact Anne Wakefield, Deputy Head Boarding and Pastoral Care on 01580 240592.

To apply, please download the application pack below. Completed applications should be emailed to Mrs Diane Jenner, Director of People, by 9:00am on Monday 20 March. 

We reserve the right to interview candidates as applications are received.

The post-holder will be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children with whom they come into contact. The post-holder must ensure compliance with the School’s Child Protection Policy Statement at all times, This appointment will be subject to enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks. Benenden School is committed to equal opportunities and equal pay for all employees.