Kirklees College

Personal Assistant to the Vice Principals

Kirklees, West Yorkshire
£26,825 - £28,464 per annum
14 Nov 2023
17 Dec 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

At Kirklees College we are always looking for new talent, and welcome applications from all sectors.

Whether in a teaching & learning role or in one of our specialised Business Support functions, you’ll be involved in nurturing and developing the next generation of construction workers, engineers, health workers and countless others.

We’re already a successful college, but we’re continually striving to be better and do better - be part of our story!

In the role of Personal Assistant to the Vice Principals, you’ll predominantly be based at our Waterfront campus (Huddersfield) and your focus will be on providing an efficient, professional and welcoming support service to the Vice Principals and Senior Leadership Team, Corporation, cross college staff, students and external visitors in a customer service environment.

Your key responsibilities will be to provide a comprehensive and high-level Personal Assistant service to the Vice Principals, liaising with external and internal contacts to ensure completion of projects and continuous improvement in level of service provided; to provide a first-class administrative support service across the department; and to be a dedicated team member constantly reviewing and improving processes within a customer focused culture.

Ideally, you’ll have minimum of a Level 2 qualification in literacy and numeracy (e.g. GCSE English and Maths at grade A*-C), minimum of Level 3 NVQ in Business Administration or equivalent, exceptional IT skills including use of Microsoft suite applications, with the ability to prepare presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint or equivalent (or be able to prove equivalent ability), and demonstrable experience of working in a similar role and environment at SLT and Board level. It’s important that you’re able to communicate effectively and have a demonstrable record of excellent diary management. You must be able to demonstrate our College values of Kindness, Unity and Excellence in your role.

Due to the nature of our work, it’s essential you’re committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

We believe learning is not just for our students: it’s an important part of working here too. Staff development opportunities include a mentoring scheme, financial contributions for external qualifications and skills development for current and aspiring managers. You’ll also have access to a range of staff benefits including an employee assistance programme, retail and leisure discounts and reduced Metro travel.

We want people who believe in the value of education, and who can contribute to our culture of supporting and challenging one another.

Hours / weeks: 37 hours / 52 weeks
Closing Date: Sunday 17th December 2023 11:59pm – please note we do reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications
Proposed Shortlisting Completion Date: 22nd December 2023

Proposed Interview Date: Thursday 11th January 2024

Please remember to remove all personal details (name, contact details, date of birth etc) from your CV and Supporting Statement

If you have any queries about the role or the application process, please contact Please note Kirklees College will be closed between the dates of 22nd December 2023 to 8th January 2024 – any emails received during this time will be responded to as promptly as possible after the college has reopened.

As an employer we are committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of an individuals’ sex, age, religion, race, marital status, disability status, sexual orientation, maternity or care leaver status. We are committed to exploring opportunities for flexible working and ensuring the work-life balance and wellbeing of our workforce. Please note that any job offer is subject to pre-employment checks including a DBS check, online searches and references from former employers, in line with guidance from Department for Education.

For further information about the role please visit the vacancies section of our website via the apply link.

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