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Receptionist / Admin Assistant

Job Reference CM/RAA



Castle Mead School

Closing date:

Friday 9th April 2021 at 9.00am

Interview date:

To be confirmed


17.5 hours per week, term time only
(9.00am – 12.30pm, Monday to Friday)

Contract type:

Temporary (April – July 2021)


Purpose – This appointment is to provide temporary cover pending the outcome of an organisational review and will cease when a permanent staffing structure has been secured.

Duration – This appointment is for a specific purpose and will terminate when the specific purpose for which you are employed ceases. One months’ notice will be given.

There may be the opportunity for the post to become permanent, for the right candidate pending the outcome of the staffing structure review.


Grade C £18,198 – £18,933 Pro-Rata

Start date:

19th April 2021 or as soon as possible after this date

Role overview:

We believe that children only get one chance to experience childhood, and that they have an absolute right to the highest quality of education. We are looking for a Receptionist/Admin Assistant to become part of our friendly and dedicated administration team at Castle Mead School.

Successful applicants will have experience of:

· Word processing of correspondence, standard letters, reports, publications and other documents (essential)

· Attending meetings and taking minutes as requested

· Photocopying, collating and filing documents

· Inputting new and updated information on a computerised system for pupil records and attendance and ensuring all records are maintained and up to date (desirable)

· SIMS software and Excel (basic knowledge desirable)

· Welcoming visitors to the school (ensuring signing in procedures are followed)

· Receiving and prioritising incoming telephone calls, dealing with them appropriately

· Liaising with staff, Governors, pupils, parents and other agencies as directed

· Opening, sorting and distributing incoming mail

We are looking for someone who:

· Is friendly and welcoming – to be the first point of call for parents and the general public

· Is able to organise, prioritise and work under their own initiative

· Can collaborate as an effective part of a team and take direction

· Provides support for the leadership and teaching teams

· Is willing to support the children when needed (eg: first aid, administering medication, playground duty if cover is required)

· Is flexible and has a hands-on-approach to all tasks

Experience of working in school administration would be an advantage although training would be provided for the right candidate.

We offer all of our staff:

  • An excellent working environment, with access to all the resources you need to undertake your role effectively
  • Opportunities to work collaboratively with colleagues from schools across The Trust
  • Warm, enthusiastic and friendly children who are keen to learn and deserve the best
  • A clear vision with purpose and values that are supported by all our staff
  • A commitment to high quality professional development and career progression

The Job Reference for this post is CM/RAA

Other information

Unfortunately we are currently unable to support visits, but the Information Pack will give you a real ‘feel’ for our ethos, vision and values. If you’ve got questions after reading the pack, please email us.
Candidate Information Pack
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