Receptionist and Administration Assistant (BB-900A6)
Found in: Talent UK
Description:THE ROLEThe Grange Academy is seeking a school receptionist and administrative assistant to support in the smooth-running of our busy reception area, assist administrators with their duties and act as the first point of contact for parents/carers and external agencies. The post will be a fixed term contract (FTC) until the end of the academic year, with the potential to become permanent and is on a part time basis; you will be working two and a half days per week, Wednesday afternoon from 12pm until 4:30pm and Thursday and Friday from 7:45am until 4:30pm, term time only plus one week.This is an excellent opportunity for a school-based receptionist to further their experience of working within a busy academy as part of a large, Multi-Academy Trust, working closely with the other schools and alongside experienced and established members of staff.WHO YOU AREYou will be an experienced and motivated school receptionist, able to remain calm under busy periods and adept at communicating with parents, staff, internal staff and external agencies.As the successful application, you will be:• Experienced working as part of a busy school office team, being first point of contact for parents/carers and delivering exceptional front desk service• Ideally with in-depth knowledge and understanding of SIMS• Highly organised, pro-active and self-motivated with excellent communication skills and attention to detail• Excellent written and communication skills with an exemplary telephone mannerWHO WE AREThe Grange Academy is a state-funded secondary based in Bushey, Hertfordshire. We are part of Future Academies, a Multi-Academy Trust which includes three primary schools and six secondary schools in and around London and Hertfordshire. We are motivated by a mission of social change and reducing educational inequality. Our school and Trust are unique in our approach to a knowledge-rich curriculum; our school motto is Libertas per cultum (Freedom through education), and in our strong emphasis on raising young people’s aspirations and outcomes through the teaching of classical and traditional subjects. Our children and young people study a bespoke curriculum developed by researchers at our Curriculum Centre, which places a focus on developing their cultural literacy and their awareness of the forces, words and events that have shaped our society today.THE BENEFITS• The chance to make a difference to children’s and young people’s lives. Future Academies is of the belief that all children have the right to enriching education through a knowledge-rich and child-centric approach: our teachers can therefore make a dramatic impact on the lives of these children.• Fast career progression. Because knowledge and intelligence, rather than length of service, are lauded and rewarded at Future Academies, teachers and support staff can quickly take up great responsibility, adding to their already exceptional experience and knowledge, joining the SLT or writing for the Trust’s Curriculum Centre, where our in-house textbooks are produced.• Excellent CPD. The Trust is knowledge-centric and encourages CPD at all levels with excellent opportunities for swift career progression, within the Academy and Trust. This includes Leadership Development opportunities.• Knowledge-rich staff team. You will be working with a supportive leadership team, cohesive staff body, and very purposeful environment with excellent resources. Being part of a Trust of schools enables you to share knowledge across a wider range of educational professionals.HOW TO APPLYIf you are interested in applying to the post of Receptionist and Administrative Assistant at The Grange Academy, please complete the online application form. Deadline for applications is 9am on Friday 19th March 2021. Alternatively, if this role is not quite what you are looking for, feel free to browse through our Trust wide vacancies and register your details to our Talent Pool which can both be found on our website under “Current Vacancies”.We look forward to receiving your application.Future Academies reserves the right to interview and appoint prior to the advert closing date.Future Academies is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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