Confidential Secretary to Head of Centre - Breakthrough Transformation Trust

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

Location: based at Newton Abbot

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.

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.

If you require any further information about this post, please contact us at:

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

For an application form, please follow the link on our website: or email the above address requesting an application form, which should be returned, together with a covering letter and CV, explaining why you are suitable for the above post to:
Please apply by 12 noon on the closing date.

Due to the current situation with COVID 19, our centres are closed so we are only accepting email applications.
Please note that we are unable to accept applications that do not contain a completed application form, covering letter and CV.

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: Tuesday 6th September 2022

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Job Details

  • OrganisationOther Organisations
  • Work LocationTeignbridgeDevon
  • 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 per week (8.30am – 4.30pm Monday - Friday), term time only

  • Closing Date


  • DBS Check Required