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I am very excited to be working with Girls Day School Trust who are looking for an EA to CEO. Salary up to £50,000. 37 hours week. Office based with potential for one day a week working from home.

You will enjoy a very varied role, with responsibility for the smooth and efficient running of the CEO, as well as working closely with 25 schools and academies across the country. You will support the CEO in all areas, overseeing diary management, finances and ensuring full preparedness for meetings, including travel. You will also be working very closely with the SLT and Chief of Staff.

You will also play a key role in managing GDST stakeholder events, which will require working closely with the wider Trust Office team. 

About you

Are you a highly experienced Executive Assistant with proven experience of working at Executive level and delivering what is expected in a highly pressured, busy, environment?

Can you bring enthusiasm and drive to the team, are you willing to offer ideas and work hard to identify solutions and anticipate need?

Are you a very confident individual, with exceptional interpersonal skills, time management and attention to detail?

I am interested in hearing from anyone who has the relevant skills for this role, and the passion for supporting girls and working in girls’ education – happy to consider people from a wide range of backgrounds and experience as long as you can demonstrate you have solid experience supporting executive leaders, coordinating large-scale projects, managing complex administration and/or coordinating senior level stakeholders. This should include experience attending and minuting complex board meetings.

About GDST

The Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST) is the leading network of independent girls’ schools in the UK, educating approximately 8% of all girls at UK independent schools. A not-for-profit organisation; all surpluses achieved from educating the 20,000 pupils in the 23 GDST schools and two academies throughout England and Wales are re-invested into girls’ education.   

Since its foundation in 1872, to a £260 million organisation today, the GDST has never wavered in its belief in the uniqueness of its individual pupils, nor commitment to equipping them to succeed. For more information on the GDST and its schools, please visit   

Why join GDST?

At GDST, we are committed to supporting the well-being, growth, and development of our employees, providing a comprehensive range of benefits to enhance your professional and personal life.

Each of our schools and our Trust Office has its own sense of community, and you’ll be part of it. You’ll be part, too, of the wider GDST family. You’ll be in the company of some of the best and brightest people in independent education. Most importantly, no matter what your role, you’ll be playing a major part in the highly regarded education we give our girls.  

The GDST is committed to supporting a diverse and inclusive workforce: a family where every individual is valued, respected and included. We foster an environment that celebrates individual differences and embraces a wide rate of perspectives, backgrounds and experiences. We actively encourage applications from individuals of all ethnicities, genders, gender identities, disabilities, ages and sexual orientations.  

The GDST 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. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. 

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