Confidential Secretary to Head of Centre - Breakthrough Transformation Trust

  • Multiple Locations
  • Multiple Terms
  • Band 4 £15,172 - £20,066 (actual salary)

Breakthrough Transformation Trust is a local charity providing high quality care and education for children and young people who face life challenges.

This is an excellent opportunity to join Breakthrough’s team in Newton Abbot as the Confidential Secretary to the Head of Centre. The successful candidate will be an efficient and well-organised person able to support and assist the Head of Centre and perform general reception duties. We require you to be an experienced and adept user of Office 365, Word and Excel.

The successful applicant will be responsible for providing a full administrative service to the Head of Centre.

You will be tasked with:
• Answering and directing calls and passing on messages;
• Greeting and signing in visitors, receiving incoming post and deliveries and posting outgoing correspondence;
• Establishing and maintaining good relationships with children, young people and their families;
• Receiving and reporting staff and learner absences;
• Maintaining the Single Central Record and confidential files for centre staff and completing DBS applications.

As the first point of contact for many, including prospective parents and external professionals, the role demands a cheerful and positive demeanour and attitude, excellent communication skills, a high level of integrity and resilience combined with sensitivity and understanding.

Breakthrough is a supportive employer with an energetic and committed team of professionals who work together diligently to meet the needs of students. The successful applicant will form an important part of our team.

If you require any further information about this post, please contact email

All employees will be required to obtain an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Certificate. References will be sought for all applicants who are offered a position.

Breakthrough Transformation Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer, which operates a Safer Recruiting Policy and a stringent Safeguarding Procedure.

For an application form, please visit or email to request an application form.
Your completed application form should be returned, together with a covering letter and CV explaining why you are suitable for the above post, to
Please note that we are unable to accept applications that do not contain a completed application form, covering letter and CV.
Please apply by noon on the closing date.
Due to the high number of applications we sometimes receive, it is not always possible to reply individually to each application. If you have not received a response within 10 working days of the closing date, you may assume that on this occasion, you have not been successful.

Interview Date: 10 October 2022

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Job Details

  • OrganisationOther Organisations
  • Work LocationTeignbridgeDevon
  • Work Postcode

    Newton Abbot

  • Reference


  • Occupational GroupAdministrative, Secretarial & Office Support

  • Salary Details

    Band 4 £15,172 - £20,066 (actual salary)

  • Job TermPermanent
  • Appointment TypeFull TimeTerm Time
  • Hours

    37.5 hours per week (8.30am - 4.30pm, Monday - Friday)

  • Closing Date


  • DBS Check Required