PA to the Trust Executive Office (DNEAT)


Posted on: Friday 17 November 2023 | Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust

Orchard House, Hall Lane, East Tuddenham, Norfolk, NR20 3LR

An exciting opportunity to join the Diocese of Norwich Education Academies Trust (DNEAT) in the role of PA to the Trust Executive Office (CEO, Deputy CEO and central team). This is a hybrid working role.

Trust: Diocese of Norwich Education Academies Trust (DNEAT)

Vacancy Job Title: PA to the Trust Executive Office

Office Location: Orchard House, Hall Lane, East Tuddenham, Norfolk, NR20 3LR

Salary: Points 11 – 15, £30,296 – £34,834 (dependent on experience)

Pay Scale: DNEAT Central Scale, Band C, Points 11-15

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time, 52 weeks per year

Total hours per week: 37.5 hours

Start Date: As soon as possible

The role

This is an exciting opportunity to join our Trust’s dynamic central team and to shape DNEAT’s next phase of growth and development.

You’ll be an integral and proactive team member providing high quality professional administrative support to, and working alongside, the Trust’s central Executive Office (CEO, Deputy CEO and Academies Improvement Team (AIT)). You will liaise with all levels of stakeholders/colleagues and duties will include diary and inbox management. You will engage in a friendly and supportive environment where you will be able to get ‘stuck in’ and take ownership of the team’s day to day support and what they require.  The role sits alongside the Administrative Officer and Trust Office & Project Manager.

The organisation

DNEAT is one of the largest and most successful school trusts in the East of England, with 41 schools across Norfolk and Waveney. It has improved the number of its schools that are graded as ‘good’ by Ofsted from 55% in 2017 to over 90% currently. DNEAT is values driven organisation and has selected the values of community, courage, kindness and wisdom to be its guiding stars that shape all the decisions and actions that it takes, always with a focus on what is best for the, more than 6000, children and young people in its schools.

DNEAT is a Church of England Trust, meaning that is welcoming of children and staff of all faiths, and none, and that it makes explicit reference to its Christian values in all that it does.

We are looking for an individual who:

  • Is values driven, wants to make a difference to the lives of children and young people, and who is attracted to our core values of community, courage, kindness and wisdom
  • Is highly organised and can effectively support executives to fulfil their key roles of improving schools
  • Enjoys being part of a team, managing competing priorities and delivering excellence
  • Can grow with the Trust, working flexibly as our organisation continues to develop

We can offer:

  • The opportunity to develop in your role and beyond
  • Fuel expenses for travel outside of the primary locations of work
  • 25 days of annual leave per annum and statutory bank holidays
  • Additional leave over the Christmas closure (Christmas Eve to the first working day of January)
  • LGPS contributory pension scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Hybrid working – in liaison with line manager/ flexibility will be required due to Trust priorities

Culture and ethos:

  • Proactively promote and demonstrate the Trust vision and values in all aspects of work
  • Challenge, motivate and empower others to set high aspirations and attain ambitious outcomes
  • Treat everyone as a valued individual who is loved by God
  • Promote and demonstrate a culture of continuous improvement which includes keeping abreast of educational developments and best management practice
  • Work collaboratively developing the concept of family across the Trust and their academies
  • Ensure regular open and honest communication in all professional duties
  • Recognise the importance of serving the wider community and promoting inclusivity.
  • Undertake such other reasonable duties as may be required from time to time as are consistent with the responsibilities of the grade.

The duties and responsibilities highlighted in this job specification are indicative and may vary over time.  Postholders are expected to undertake other duties and responsibilities relevant to the nature, level and scope of the post and the grade has been established on this basis.

Closing Date: 9am, Wednesday 6th December 2023

Shortlisting: Wednesday 6th December 2023

Interviews: Tuesday 12th December 2023

How to apply

Completed application form to be emailed to; Chloe Humphrey, HR Officer at

References may be requested prior to interview and may be contacted on receipt of your application form.  Please contact us to discuss this further if you have any queries.

DNEAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its children and expects all staff to share this commitment. All appointments will be subject to full safeguarding checks as well as satisfactory references.

This post is likely to come under the requirements of the Childcare (Disqualification) 2009 Regulations and the successful applicant will be required to complete a declaration form to establish whether they are disqualified under these regulations.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and you will be required to undergo an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced DBS check with barred list. If you have information to declare it may be protected under the Exceptions Orders and you may not be required to declare it. You will be asked to make a criminal conviction declaration if you are shortlisted for the post.

Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website.


The safety and well-being of children is central to our ethos, and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to provide references and undertake the Independent Safeguarding Authority checks including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and comply with the Safeguarding Policy and child protection practices of the Trust.


DNEAT has a strong commitment to achieving equality of opportunity in its academies and in the employment of people. The post holder will ensure that the DNEAT meets its statutory obligations in relation to all aspects of equalities legislation. This post involves regular travel around the Diocese and maybe some evening and weekend work. This job description is not an exhaustive document. It reflects the duties and responsibilities applicable at the time of issue. Details and emphasis are subject to amendment and revision in the light of the changing needs of DNEAT.

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