Executive Personal Assistant to the CEO

Derby Diocesan Academy Trust

  • DDAT Grade 9 £32,076.00 - £34,834.00
  • Derby / East Midlands
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
Posted 2 weeks ago

Executive Personal Assistant to the CEO

Derby Diocesan Academy Trust

Salary: DDAT Grade 9 £32,076.00 – £34,834.00

Contract type: Full-time, 52 weeks per year

Location: Office based in Bakewell with regular travel to DDAT Schools, and some opportunity for hybrid working.

Derby Diocesan Academy Trust is seeking a self-reliant and proactive Executive Personal Assistant to undertake high-level professional administrative duties to support the CEO.

Derby Diocesan Academy Trust is a local network of schools based within Derbyshire. We work collaboratively with others. We break down any defences, walls, or perceptions around being competitors with each other or one school not being as good as another. Our focus is on developing the whole child so that they become well-rounded individuals who are ready for the next stage in their education or life.

Our vision is to build a better future for all within our academies who in turn will positively impact their communities. Church schools within DDAT academies are recognised for their distinctive and inclusive Christian ethos and for the impact this has on raising educational standards.

Our model is about offering children and young people life in all its fullness. Each of our schools has its own curriculum that will develop academic achievement, personal development, and well-being for all learners, regardless of their ability or background.

As Personal Assistant to the CEO you will manage the day-to-day operations of the CEO, make sure the CEO’s schedule is effectively managed, and provide a high-level confidential secretariat function to meetings as directed, including supporting the Board of Trustees.

The role also includes supporting on marketing and communications through maintaining the Trust website, communicating with external stakeholders, preparing correspondence and other documentation within brand guidelines, providing full support for senior level trust meetings and working collaboratively with members of the DDAT central team and DBE.

The successful candidate will have substantial admin experience, working in a busy, deadline-driven environment.

Our ideal candidate is self-reliant, proactive and can take responsibility for defined areas, displaying initiative in finding improved ways of working and solving problems with minimal intervention. You will be able to build effective working relationships and work across teams, collaborating with colleagues from across the wider organisation.

You will have a proven ability to organise, prioritise and co-ordinate workloads within an environment of competing demands and deadlines including the ability to balance long and short-term programmes of work. You will also be able to demonstrate personal and professional integrity including modelling vision and values.

Flexibility and adaptability to meet unexpected challenges is key to the role, as is the willingness to contribute to the wider ethos of the Trust and the ability to promote inclusion and equal opportunities.

To find out more and register your interest for the role please visit If you have any questions or queries about the role, please do not hesitate to get in touch by contacting Liz Hayden on 07706 333575 or

  • The closing date for application is: Tuesday 5th December 2023 at 9:00am
  • Interviews will be held: Wednesday 13th December 2023

Derby Diocesan Academy Trust is a safer recruitment employer, committed to the safeguarding of children and young people. An enhanced disclosure from the DBS will be required for all roles. This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders act 1974. All candidates will also be subject to an online search for information about you as part of our due diligence and commitment to safeguarding.

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