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Personal Assistant to the Headmaster – required from January 2021

An opportunity has arisen at Elstree for a highly organised, friendly and professional Personal Assistant to the Headmaster.  You will provide private and confidential support, facilitating his ability to lead and develop the school.  As well as possessing strong interpersonal skills, you should be a caring, efficient and professional individual, able to communicate effectively and be willing to take on a variety of tasks.  You will become a key member of a happy and settled staff team.

Elstree is a highly successful co-educational boarding and day school with well-motivated and enthusiastic pupils, and a welcoming common room.  It is an exciting and friendly place to work. 

How to apply

The application form below must be completed in full and accompanied by a letter, in which the applicant should set out their rationale for making this application, and should go on to discuss the skills, strengths, enthusiasm and experience they can bring to the post.  A CV can also be submitted in support of your application.

The  covering letter and completed application form should be emailed to: or sent to: The Headmaster, Elstree School, Upper Woolhampton, Reading. Berkshire. RG7 5TD

Closing date: Friday 6th November 2020, 6 p.m.  Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held at Elstree soon after (if possible).  Early applications are welcomed. 

About Elstree School

Set in 150 acres of stunning parkland in rural West Berkshire (10 minutes from J12 of the M4), Elstree is an inspiring place to learn. It is a warm, caring school, with inspirational teachers, an exciting curriculum, first class facilities and creative indoor and outdoor learning spaces. In September 2020, Elstree became fully co-educational, and now welcomes boys and girls aged 3 to 13.  From Year 4, pupils can choose to weekly or flexi board.

While Elstree’s facilities and approach have modernised hugely in recent years, the aim is still to embed the important values of hard work, kindness to others and making the most of opportunities. Academic achievement coupled with the chance to be involved in sport, music, art and drama, ensure that Elstree remains a preparatory school in the broadest sense of the word.

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Elstree School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

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