Job description

  • Location:
    Travel to multiple sites (TW7 4HS & N15 4FY)
  • Salary:
    Circa. £35,000 - £37,000 (Dependent on skills and experience)
  • Contract Type:
    Full Time
  • Vacancy Type:
  • Closing Date:
    22 August 2022

Executive Assistant to the Head of College (0384)

Ambitious College is London's first specialist Day College for young people aged 16-25 with a primary diagnosis of autism, some of whom have additional disabilities. We believe that every young person attending Ambitious College deserves a fulfilling, happy and rewarding life. Our educational approach focuses on the individual at all times. 

We are looking for a highly organised and adaptable Executive Assistant that has extensive line management experience. Your day to day role will be very varied, allowing you to grow and develop skills in new areas. You will also have the opportunity to lead and develop the administrative practice and support your wider team offer, in line with supporting the Head of College and our Governing Body.  

We will consider hybrid working for this role.

We are seeking to appoint an EA that:  

  • Has experience managing internal and external communication for a range of senior stakeholders, in writing, face to face and on the telephone.   
  • Has experience of and will build trusted and effective relationships with parents, Governors, Trustees, staff, local authorities, VIP visitors to the college, other departments and services of Ambitious about Autism and any other stakeholders. 
  • Is used to working within fast paced environment, where projects, tasks and reports are highly time-sensitive. 
  • Will take a pro-active approach to line management, building strong relationships, coaching and developing.   

Our learners are at the heart of everything we do, we are looking for an individual that shares in our vision of creating the best educational outcomes for our young people attending our College as we support in preparing them for adulthood. 

What we offer:  

  • Working with a fantastic team that works collaboratively and respectfully of one another.  
  • We invest in our people through excellent CPD which includes a wide-range of in house and external training opportunities. 
  • We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to progress with their career, we offer bespoke coaching and mentoring tailored to you. 
  • Competitive annual salary with a yearly review. 
  • Annual staff recognition awards.  
  • Cycle to work scheme up to £5000.  
  • Season ticket loans.  
  • A wide range of wellness programmes including: virtual yoga & zumba classes, running club, art & cooking classes and learning programmes.  
  • Employee Assistance Programme, to help you balance your work, family, and personal life.  
  • Free access to physiotherapy 

Ambitious about Autism is fully committed to equality of opportunity and diversity and we warmly welcome applications from all suitably-qualified candidates. We welcome applications regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, disability, or age. All applications will be considered solely on merit.

Ambitious about Autism is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. 

The Safeguarding responsibilities of the post as per the job description and personal specification.
Whether the post is exempt from the rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendment to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2021. This means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected', so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS Filter Guidance.


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Stephen Vickers

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