PA and Communications Officer

Job Description

PA and Communications Officer

Would you like to work somewhere dedicated to Early Years education and social justice? Somewhere committed to your professional development? A place of learning and development for all with great opportunities?

If your answer is yes then we are the right place for you. Guildford Nursery School and Family Centre is seeking a highly organised and dynamic PA and Communications Officer to join our team starting in September 2024. In this role, you’ll be at the heart of our engagement with the local community, responsible for managing our communications strategy, ensuring our message is consistent and impactful, as well as providing crucial support to senior leaders.

Our large Maintained Nursery School is based on two sites, both with wonderful outdoor learning and play spaces. Our Family Centre operates from one of our nursery schools and at a site on Park Barn.

We are looking for people with a passion for early years education, social justice and a can-do attitude.


The post will be based at our nursery school and family centre, Hazel Avenue, Guildford GU1 1NR.

20-25 hours a week over 4-5 days. Actual hours can be negotiated.

We are looking for candidates who:

  • Are positive, flexible, responsible and highly competent
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Have excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Are proficient in Microsoft Office and communication tools.
  • Have previous experience in a similar role (desirable).


We can offer:

  • The opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge in order to progress.
  • A great variety of marketing projects and administrative tasks including website content management, social media scheduling, event planning and many more.
  • A positive, friendly and supportive team of staff and governors.
  • Great resources and facilities including a large, beautiful garden.


Serious candidates are strongly recommended to call and/or visit the nursery school prior to applying. Please ring 01483 566589.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check and references.

Guildford Nursery School and Family Centre is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

To apply: return a completed application form to (no CVs please).

Salary range: PS6 £29,152 – £31,400

Actual annual salary: £13,932pa pro rata based on 20 hours per week, term time only

Closing date: Midday 1 July 2024

Shortlisting: 1 July 2024

Assessments: 8-9 July 2024

Interviews will be held on: 15 July 2024