Location: Bromley or Orpington
Hours/ work pattern: 37 hours - One Year Fixed Term Contract
London South East Colleges is a successful and innovative College operating with sites across Bromley, Bexley, Orpington and Greenwich. With nearly 14,000 students and 1,000 members of staff, the College is a major employer in the area and makes a significant impact on the lives and future prospects of its learners who travel from across London to study with us. The College is also the sponsor of London South East Academies Trust, a growing Multi Academy which is rapidly developing a track record of academic and financial success. With a combined turnover of circa £65m and the ambitious growth plans of the group, there has never been a better time to join this exciting organisation.
We are currently looking for an exceptional PA/ Executive Assistant to join our Group Administration Team to primarily support one of our Senior Post Holders, the Group Chief Finance Officer & Deputy CEO. Recent and relevant experience of working in a finance, legal or regulatory or educational environment would be ideal by not essential. The post will initially be offered as maternity cover commencing in March 2022.
Skills and Experience
We are looking for a professional individual who has outstanding and proficient administrative and digital skills, who can multi-task, has an eye for detail, take minutes, work at pace, in a high pressurised, systemised but rewarding environment. The postholder will enhance our executive support team and join us in our core purpose of delivering significant positive impact to the lives and future prospects of our students and the local communities that we serve. If you are an experienced PA/Executive Assistant and interested in contributing to our mission, working with us in our challenging and rewarding environment, we will help you develop your skills and build your career. Good communication and organisational skills is a must.
The benefits package includes annual leave of 27 plus 3 efficiency closure days during Christmas, up to 2 additional College closure days, and leave for volunteering (pro rata for part time staff). There are excellent pension schemes, including employer contributions (Teachers’ Pension Scheme, Local Government Pension Scheme or Nest). Staff also have access to employee assistance programme, free onsite parking, salary sacrifice cycle to work/ bike loan scheme and annual season ticket loan. You will have access to onsite gym at Bromley, discounts in inhouse restaurants and hair and beauty treatments. We are investors in people accredited and committed to professional development of our staff members.
Recognised nationally in 2021 by the TES, as Overall FE Provider of the Year, FE College of the Year ad winning the Contribution to the Local Community award.
As the College supports a number of children and vulnerable adults, all staff are exempt from Section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Accordingly, all staff will be subject to an ‘Enhanced’ DBS (formerly CRB) check, along with a Children’s Barred List check if in regulated activity. Any offers of appointment may be withdrawn if these checks prove to be unsatisfactory to the College. Self-disclosure will be required as part of the recruitment process. If you fail to make a full disclosure or provide sight of your DBS certificate then your offer of employment is likely to be withdrawn. The College's DBS policy covers the recruitment of ex-offenders which is available upon request.
(Previous applicants need not apply – if applicable)
London South East Colleges is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.