Job Title
School Secretary

Accountable To
The Head’s PA

Probationary Period
6 months

Closing Date

Both close on 19 October at midday.

Hours of Work
During term time Reception is covered from 8.00am to 5.45pm. You would work some days 9.45am to 5.45pm and some days 8.00am to 4.00pm with half an hour for lunch (unpaid). Total hours per week 37.5.

During school holidays you will work 9.00am to 3.30pm with half an hour for lunch (unpaid).

The post-holder will be required to work any Bank Holiday when the School is in operation.


Full-time support staff are entitled to 25 statutory and 8 Bank Holidays per year to be taken during periods of school closure. The school is closed to all staff between Christmas and the New Year. These days are deducted from the annual holiday allowance.

Periods of planned absence for holidays must be taken during the school holidays, unless agreed exceptionally with the Head’s PA. Holidays should, as far as possible, be arranged so that, together with the Head’s PA and School Secretary, reception and secretarial cover is available during school holidays.

To apply, please download the following:

  • An application form, self-disclosure form and explanatory notes about completing the forms and the recruitment process;
  • The School’s Policy Statements on Child Protection and on the Recruitment of Ex-offenders.


Application forms and self-disclosure form to be sent to

Applications will only be considered when submitted on a fully completed school application form.

Windermere 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. We obtain at least 2 references for all staff including those teaching in the Early Years Foundation Stage and enhanced criminal record checks through the Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) for staff and volunteers who will have unsupervised access to children. This is in accordance with requirements under the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006. 

Applicants for posts may be invited for interview where we follow the NSPCC’s Safer Recruitment Guidance Procedures. As part of the shortlisting process, the School may consider carrying out an online search of the candidate as part of their due diligence process, in order to identify incidences or issues that are available publicly on-line, that may require exploration with that candidate. The School should inform the shortlisted candidate that on-line searches may be carried out.