WRAT Personal Assistant
White Rose Academies Trust


Role: Providing executive support to the Executive Principal and Head of Marketing and Communications Manager.

NB: The post-holder will be expected to work at any WRA Trust academy and on certain days may be required to work beyond normal hours in order to attend meetings.


To work across the academies within the Trust providing professional , responsive and confidential administrative support to the Executive Principal/Head of Education/Communications Manager assisting with the planning and prioritisation of their workload across the WRA Trust to ensure the achievement of identified operational and strategic objectives, and to optimise the use of their time and resources.


General Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Develop an excellent understanding of, and demonstrate commitment to, the WRA Trust’s aims, objectives and values in order to assist the work of the Executive Principal and Head of Marketing and Communications

  • Diary management of the Executive Principal and Head of Marketing and Communications

  • To manage and schedule the WRA Trust calendar of meetings and events

  • To manage the Trust communications, including correspondence, emails, telephone enquiries, messages and visitors/meetings so that responses are made, actions are followed up within appropriate timescales and information disseminated as appropriate

  • Provide support to HR in the recruitment of staff 

  • To support, collate information and format reports and documents to disseminate to each individual academy’s Local Accountability Board and the WRA Trust Board

  • Produce Powerpoints, organograms and format reports producing high quality and professionally presented documentation in a variety of formats  

  • Support in the planning and coordination of trust training days

  • Organise and service meetings and events as required by the Executive Principal and Head of Marketing and Communications, including minute taking of a sensitive and confidential nature and gathering of appropriate evidence for review.

  • Discreet in the handling of sensitive information

  • Work with the Clerk to the Governors to ensure smooth operation of meetings and that paperwork is distributed on time

  • Organise training events on behalf of external agencies, such as Teaching Leaders, within the WRA academies

  • Any other duties commensurate with the post

The White Rose Academies Trust is a local trust dedicated to raising and fulfilling the ambitions of young people. Our academies throughout Leeds are at the heart of the communities they serve, which is why we are committed to delivering an outstanding education to every one of our students.

The Trust employs over 300 outstanding professionals who are committed to unlocking the potential of the next generation. Working in partnership with Gorse Academies Trust, we are on a significant journey which will see all of our schools Ofsted rated as outstanding within three years.

We are sponsored by Leeds City College, who providing expertise, international networks and highly desirable employability prospects within education and beyond.

To apply, please download an application pack below. For further details contact Yvonne hare at the academy. No CVs accepted.


Deadline for applications is 12 noon on Monday 30th October 2017

Interviews: W/C 30th October 2017

Start Date: ASAP

All post holders are accountable through The White Rose Academies Trust Performance Management Policy. 


The White Rose Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students and expect all staff and volunteers to share the commitment. Appointments will be subject to Safer Recruitment Procedures and a DBS check.


We promote diversity and want a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds.  Applications are welcome from all, irrespective of sex, sexuality, race, religion, marital status, age or disability.

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