School Secretary - Immediate Start

  • Location
    Taunton, Somerset
  • Category
    Admin. Secretarial and PA - Administrator
  • Contract Type
  • Salary
    £ 10.5 - £ 12 / Hourly
  • OrganizationType

TITLE: School Secretary - Immediate Start

LOCATION: Taunton, Somerset

SALARY: Competitive Salary

HOURS: Monday - Friday, 8am till 4pm (The role can be made term time only or all year round, there may be some flexibility on hours for the successful candidate)

BENEFITS: We would love for you to join us as a temporary candidate. Temping for Office Angels comes with some great perks including…

  • Weekly pay

  • Access to Boost - our exclusive platform with discounts on hundreds of retailers, a wellbeing hub with recipes, an exercise area and a mindfulness section with blogs & videos

  • Direct access to Able Futures - Mental health support for people in work

  • Eye Care Vouchers

  • Pension Scheme

  • Temporary candidate of the month award

  • Temporary candidate lunches/treats

  • Online timesheets

  • A dedicated consultant as an additional layer of support

THE ROLE: We are recruiting for a thorough and well-organised Secretary to join a highly established local school in Taunton. The main purpose of this role to provide support and act as the first point of contact for the Headteacher. This role is initially temporary with the view to become permanent for the successful candidate therefore you must be available immediately.


  • Act as the first point of contact for the Headteacher, using discretion and ensuring all visitors and callers receive a professional response and are dealt with by the appropriate person

  • Liaise daily with the Headteacher regarding the events of the day and follow up on any consequential actions

  • Deal with the Headteacher's daily correspondence as a priority, including, typing, photocopying, diary management, organising meetings, taking minutes of meetings and following up actions, dealing with phone calls and handling visitor itineraries

  • Generate an environment of efficiency and provide a warm welcome at all times

  • Demonstrate confidentiality and discretion at all times

  • Comply with all school policies and procedures, particularly those relating to safeguarding, equal opportunities, health and safety, security, confidentiality, behaviour, data protection and reporting any concerns to the Headteacher

  • Provide an effective administration support service to the Headteacher and members of the Senior Leadership Team to ensure they can undertake their role efficiently

  • Attend twice weekly meetings, producing agendas, collating documentation where necessary, taking minutes and keeping a log of actions

  • Organise regular and ad hoc meetings between the Headteacher and the staff leadership team

The successful candidate must have a strong Administration / PA or Secretarial background, ideally within an educational setting as you will be required to have an understanding of the importance of safeguarding. You will need to be computer literate, have high attention to detail, strong communication skills and a confident and professional manner.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

An enhanced DBS will be required prior to commencing employment. If you have a recent DBS or are subscribed to the update service this would be desirable, however a full DBS check can be completed prior to the role commencing.

If you are interested in this role and are available to start immediately, please apply online or send your CV to, alternatively you can contact the team on 01823 285440

Office Angels acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. Office Angels UK is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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To speak to a recruitment expert please contact Catherine Knight