Executive Assistant and Administrator

  • Contract
  • Contract type: Part time - fixed term
  • Department: Lighthouse Pedagogy Trust
  • Service type: Lighthouse Pedagogy Trust

Company Description

Lighthouse Pedagogy Trust is a charity which creates life-changing, education-focused children’s homes, to ensure that children in care have the same opportunities as everyone else. We believe that children growing up in residential care should go on to achieve great things, and lead fulfilling lives. We believe that social pedagogy, a focus on education, people, and place, is the best approach to supporting young people.

In February 2022, we opened our first children's home in Sutton, which can support up to six 12-18 year olds. It is an award-winning building, and sets a new standard for children's homes in the UK. You can read more about the home here, and see a virtual tour of the building here

Over the next three years, we plan to open two more children’s homes, launch a Graduate Diploma for residential care workers and develop a leadership programme for children’s home Registered Managers. As we continue to grow, we are excited to welcome new team members who are passionate about our mission.

You can read more about how we're having a positive impact in our Annual Report 2022-2023.

Job Description

This is a new role in the organisation joining our core team and reporting to the LPT Director. As the Executive Assistant and Administrator, you will make a significant contribution to the smooth running of the organisation.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Executive Assistant to the LPT Director – This includes managing the director's diary and inbox, preparing meeting documents, booking rooms, and making travel arrangements.
  • Support the delivery of strategic projects - You will project manage and support the delivery of Lighthouse Pedagogy Trust’s strategic goals, including managing the project plan and preparing relevant materials.
  • Provide administrative and operational support to the core team – You will help the core team with administrative and operational tasks, such as organising team meetings and events, managing expenses and invoicing, and coordinating organisational policy reviews.
  • Assist the Head of LPT Talent and Professional Development with recruitment – You will provide administrative support for recruitment and onboarding, such as screening applications, scheduling interviews, communicating with candidates and supporting onboarding checks.
  • Plan and coordinate governance meetings – You will organise Project Forum meetings, including drafting and circulating papers, taking minutes, coordinating with attendees, and tracking actions.
  • Prepare and review LPT materials – You will draft and proofread documents for internal and external stakeholders.

You can see the full Job Description and Person Specification here.


This position is ideal for someone who enjoys working collaboratively as part of a small team and has strong administrative and problem-solving abilities.

We are looking for applicants who can demonstrate the following skills and experience: 

  • Experience working in an administrative, operational or assistant role
  • Able to communicate clearly, logically and effectively both orally and in writing, and for a wide range of stakeholders
  • Well organised with strong administrative and problem-solving skills
  • A strategic mindset and  capable of supporting the delivery of strategic projects 
  • Able to prioritise and plan own workload and manage the workload of others
  • An excellent proofreader with sharp attention to detail, comfortable reviewing both written and financial information
  • Strong drafting skills and adept at preparing various types of documents
  • Confident working with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel).

You can see the full Job Description and Person Specification here.

Additional Information

Salary: Part-time £25,600 – 29,600 (£32,000 - £37,000 FTE)
Hours of work: Part-time, 4 days per week. Working days must include Monday and Wednesday. 
Contract: 1 year fixed term contract

Application Process

Please upload your CV and submit a cover letter in the 'Message to Hiring Manager' box that outlines:

  • Why you are interested in working for Lighthouse Pedagogy Trust.
  • How you meet the requirements in the person specification.


Application closing date: Tuesday 28th May

First-round interviews (online): 11th and 12th June

Second-round interviews (in person at our London office): 18th and 19th June


Safer Recruitment 

At Lighthouse Pedagogy Trust, we safeguard all children and young people in our care. As part of our recruitment process, we conduct rigorous checks and vetting of all applicants, in line with legal and regulatory requirements and best practices. 

Everyone who works in our homes will be responsible for safeguarding young people and putting their safety and wellbeing first.

This role is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (police records) check, including overseas police checks where necessary. Please note that this post is exempt from the limitations of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, and as such, all previous cautions and convictions will need to be disclosed as part of any application.

For further information about the process, please go to: https://www.gov.uk/dbs-check-applicant-criminal-record 

See the benefits of working for Catch22 here.

Unless otherwise stated, interviews will be arranged as suitable candidates are identified, so early application is strongly advised.

At Catch22 we value equality, diversity and inclusion. We are wholeheartedly committed to the principle of equality of opportunity, both as an employer and as a provider of services. Diversity and Inclusion is part of what we do every day, working to deliver our vision to build a strong society where everyone has good people around them, a purpose, and a good place to live.

Catch22 is committed to rigorous safeguarding and safer recruitment practices; ensuring that every individual within the organisation has been safely and appropriately checked.

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