PA to the Bursar

Closing Date: 7 May 2024
Telephone: 01189402455
Salary: Competitive depending on experience
Employment Term: Full TimePermanent

PA to the Bursar

Starting in June or shortly thereafter

Salary in the region of £30,000 pa

Full time, all year round

 (some flexibility is required) 

Do you believe in adding value in everything you do? Do you want to work in a school where every colleague is expected to achieve their personal best? Do our three core values of inclusive, individual and inspirational resonate with you?

If this sounds like you and you like sweet treats in the staff room, the idea of dogs around site and a calendar of staff socials then, please, read on.

We are seeking to appoint a highly skilled and experienced professional PA to the Bursar of Shiplake College.

Previous experience working in schools is not essential however, previous experience as a PA is a prerequisite – preferably at senior level. The successful applicant will have excellent communication, organisational and IT skills; the ability to multitask, together with the skills needed to undertake a varied range of PA duties. Essential to the role is integrity, maintaining confidentiality and a calm and approachable manner.

This role will work 7.5 hours a day, Monday to Friday, all year round. Some flexibility is required in working hours for attendance at Governors’ meetings. We are open to considering longer daily hours during term time and shorter daily hours during holiday periods. Occasional hybrid working could be supported subject to business need.

Shiplake College offers a beautiful working environment, supportive colleagues, a contributory pension scheme and excellent free lunches. Staff are encouraged to make use of the on-site gym facilities and open-air swimming pool, during the summer months, alongside the opportunity to make the most of our riverside location.

Closing date:  10am, Tuesday 7 May 2024

Interviews to be held Thursday 9 and Friday 10 May 2024

A candidate pack and application form can be obtained from

Day and boarding school for ages 11-18, fully co-educational from 2023

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Shiplake College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Shiplake College is also committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.