Executive Assistant to CEO

Executive Assistant to CEO

Salary Grade 4

Full Time Equivalent - £28,226 - £35,336

This vacancy is available on a banked hours (full-time) contract, giving you 13-weeks a year as leave.

Term time only (TTO) is also available. Salary range for TTO is £24,680 - £31,607


The Prince Albert Community Trust (PACT) is a family of schools, where making a positive difference to children’s lives is at the heart of all we do. 

We are a forward thinking place of work and we ensure that bespoke professional development and support drives our relentless pursuit of excellence for all. 

We firmly believe in the coaching model and actively promote both our internal training offer and external qualification pathway. 

We have fantastic pupils and staff, supportive Trustees and Academy Representatives and serve a great community. 

As Executive Assistant to the CEO you will be working closely with Sajid Gulzar. You can learn more about Sajid here

This is an exciting and challenging role, right at the heart of the Trust. As Executive Assistant to the CEO key responsibilities will include:

  • Leading to shape and define priorities on particularly sensitive issues, ensuring that rapid progress is made in key areas, and that the Director teams function effectively together.
  • Providing personal support and advice to the CEO on his strategic growth agenda, representing and communicating his views and decisions effectively both internally and externally.
  • Taking a leadership role across the wider Trust Administration Team working to support and develop staff.
  • Developing and maintaining highly influential and effective working relationships with a range of stakeholders.
  • Operating as a trusted adviser and providing key input to the top team of the Trust, especially on sensitive and high-profile issues.
  • Using relationships, judgement and understanding of the wider context to support the Executive in their work and add value to the process and substance of decision making.
  • Having the confidence and credibility to intervene and/or provide constructive challenge to senior stakeholders, and act as a trouble-shooter to resolve issues and bring a sense of clarity and direction to complex situations.

We are a well-resourced MAT, and you will be greeted with a smile every day.  If you believe you possess the qualities to take on this exciting challenge, then we would be delighted to hear from you. 

The successful candidate will:

  • Be excellent at organising themselves and others,
  • Be capable of promoting partnerships and collaborating with internal and external stakeholders,
  • Have proven experience of providing secretarial and administrative support for senior executives. 
  • Be able to manage conflicting demands, and
  • Have good influencing skills.

We can offer you:

  • An opportunity to be at the heart of an exciting and growing Multi-Academy Trust,
  • A highly supportive executive team invested in your growth and professional development,
  • A working culture that promotes diversity, equality and social justice,
  • A caring working environment where your welfare is of paramount importance,
  • Excellent care and support for all staff,
  • Comprehensive induction and on-going support opportunities for professional development.


  • Subsidised Private Healthcare package,
  • Discounted gym membership,
  • Retail discounts and cashback,
  • Free confidential advice, information and counselling service,
  • Well-being days

This vacancy is available on a banked hours (full-time) contract, giving you 13-weeks a year as leave.

Further information about the schools, our outcomes and philosophy can be found on our Trust’s website:   

The Deputy CEO has prepared an introduction video. If you are considering applying for this role and wish to see the video, please email to request this.

To apply for this role, please view the recruitment pack and submit your completed application form to

Please note, we do not accept CVs.  

The PACT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

“This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role”.

Closing date: Friday 1st July 2022

Interviews: w/c 11th July 2022


Recruitment Pack

Application Form

The Importance of Reading

As a child, I didn’t have many books. Well, I had one book that I bought for 60p when I was 7 or 8. I loved reading though and my weekly trips to Ward End Library were an absolute treat. It felt a magical place where I spent many an hour lost in books. It is where my lifelong love of fantasy began, I devoured anything with witches, wizards, dragons and heroic quests. Even now, I escape the hurly burly of life by losing myself in a fantasy epic (I’m currently half way through a six book, 600+ pages per book epic and loving every page!). I still remember sitting at the feet of my teacher in the first year of junior school (year 3 in new money) listening intently and hanging on to every word of The Lion the Witch & the Wardrobe. Aside from the library, I got my reading fix from comics. I couldn’t really afford them when they came out each week but the very kind lady at the local newsagents kept aside the old ones that she sold to me for the few pennies I could muster. Whilst at Highfield, one year I managed to buy a pile of old editions of my favourite comics at a jumble sale, it’s one of my happiest childhood memories – what a haul!

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Prince Albert Community Trust announce 3rd Annual conference line up

Prince Albert Community Trust are delighted to announce the return of the PACT annual conference which will be taking place at the Trust brand new school, Prince Albert High in May 2022.

The theme of the PACT annual conference 2022 will be 'PAVing the way' as we celebrate the launch of the Prince Albert Community Trust Purpose, Ambition and Values.

Colleagues from across the Trust will come together for a day of learning and collaboration and will be joined by some excellent guest speakers including keynote speakers Sajid Gulzar OBE and Ziauddin Yousafzai.

Throughout the event we will explore how through our own individual practise we can contribute to our collective, ambitious vision for our children, young people and the communities that we serve.

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Prince Albert High School Opening Ceremony

On Thursday 18th November Prince Albert High School celebrated its grand opening with a ceremony which saw the unveiling of a plaque by Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai. 

Prince Albert High School is a brand new co-educational secondary school for 11-18 year olds situated at the heart of Perry Barr. The school opened in September 2021 to 180 students who enjoy 4,103sqm of teaching spaces including 32 traditional classrooms and 27 specialist learning spaces for subjects such as science, art, music, drama and technology. 

Distinguished guests joined the special occasion which saw Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai deliver an empowering and inspirational speech on the importance of education and equal opportunities for all. During the ceremony the student choir delivered their first ever performance and Head Scholars had the opportunity to ask Malala questions. Topics included Malala’s aspirations, and which causes sit nearest to her heart. 

Prince Albert High has an ambitious vision for an inclusive school that through the ‘pursuit of excellence’ champions academic success and morally driven character education. The school sets extremely high expectations and hopes to see their students become future leaders and changemakers of the world. 

On the official opening Rabia Afzal, Founding Head of School at Prince Albert High said ‘Having Malala join us for our opening ceremony was a moment of great pride for us. Our students and staff are still talking about her speech, and we feel that this will continue for years to come!’

Sajid Gulzar OBE and CEO of the Prince Albert Community Trust said "We were delighted to have Malala with us on such a momentous occasion for our new school and our MAT. I am sure that Malala will inspire our students for generations to come."

Prince Albert High School is part of the Prince Albert Community Trust which was founded in 2015. Prince Albert Community Trust currently serves 5 primary schools across Birmingham in addition to Prince Albert High.


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Half Term Free School Meal Vouchers

In order to continue to support eligible parents and pupils with access to free school meals (FSM) during the February half term, Birmingham City Council have provided a one-off supermarket eVoucher for each eligible pupil in Reception to Year 6. Birmingham City Council have provided these voucher codes which can be redeemed online for a range of supermarkets.

If you are eligible and have received a text message from school with your digital eVoucher cheque, please follow these steps to order your supermarket eVoucher:

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