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Receptionist / Clerical Assistant

Receptionist / Clerical Assistant

required as soon as possible in this aged 7 to 16 Complex Needs School


37 hours a week – to be worked: Monday to Thursday – 09:00hrs – 17:00hrs and Friday 09:00hrs -16:30hrs term time + 2 x September training days.

Pay Scale C – £9.36 – £9.55 per hour

This is a key position which involves welcoming all visitors to the school, whether in person or on the telephone.

Responsibilities include but are not restricted to:

Welcoming visitors to the school, including current and prospective parents, Governors and third parties,
Providing information and assistance to the pupils and staff,
Recording and maintaining data on the school’s information management system including attendance data,

Transport administration and bookings,
General ad hoc administrative duties, including processing incoming and outgoing mail, scanning and printing of documents,
Understanding school policies and practising correct safeguarding procedures.


The successful candidate will need to be well organised, efficient and able to work under pressure with a flexible approach to problem solving.  They will need to have a ‘can do’ positive attitude and empathetic nature and be able to work well in a team.

The Head Teacher is looking for someone who is well-presented, friendly and highly organised. Additional key requirements and responsibilities for the successful applicant are on the attached job description and person specification.


Parkside School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  To this end, the successful candidates will be required to undergo pre-employment checks.


Visits to the school are recommended.  Please contact school Reception on 01603 441126 to arrange these.


All applications must be on the correct application form and emailed to   CVs will not be considered.


Closing date:  Monday 23 September 2019 – 09:00hrs


Interviews will be held on Tuesday 8 October 2019

Job description & Person Spec – Clerical Assistant – Receptionist – Sept 2019

Application Form – April 2019

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