Receptionist and Administrative Assistant
Location - Gordon Children's Academy
Salary: £13,401 - £14,439 (TSAT Grade A-B)
Hours: 37 Hours a week
Term time only plus 5 days (39 Weeks)
An exciting opportunity to join our Ofsted rated ‘Good’ School (February 2017). We are looking for a Receptionist to join our academy.
We are looking for a well-organised, efficient and enthusiastic person to join our school to assist in maintaining the efficient running of our busy school office, by providing a reception service as well as a range of administrative support.
You will provide a welcoming first point of contact for parents/carers, visitors and staff. You will have the ability to cope with conflicting demands, deadlines and interruptions and work to tight deadlines in a methodical manner observing confidentiality at all times.
What you will get from The Gordon Children’s Academy:
Happy, well behaved children who are keen learners
Parents who are supportive of the school
High expectations for all members of the school community
Supportive staff within the school and amongst the Trust
A school that puts children first and at the centre of all policy, practice and decision making
Discounted gym membership at Thinking Fitness (located on the New Horizons site)
We are looking for someone who is:
Willing and flexible
Has excellent interpersonal skills
Strong organisational and administrative skills
Strong ICT skills
A team player
Honest reliable and trustworthy with confidential information
Able to work under their own initiative and under pressure.
Ability to cope with conflicting demands, deadlines and interruptions and to work to tight deadlines in a methodical manner, observing confidentiality at all times
Understanding of the educational system and current developments
You will be willing to take the opportunity to play a full part in the further development of our school and join us in our aims to make learning irresistible and to provide a nurturing and safe environment for everyone.
The Gordon’s Children’s Academy is an academy based in the Strood area. Our Junior and Infant school work closely together to ensure that all staff and children work together as one. We are lucky enough to have a passionate workforce at our school who all care for and respect the fantastic children of our school. We are dedicated to school improvement and we all aim to provide a happy, safe and fun school environment for the children, and our staff too. We have high expectations of behaviour and we recognise that it is our responsibility to listen to the children verbally or by interpreting their behaviour.
Our school is set in a large Victorian building, with high ceilings and plenty of space for intervention and breakout sessions. We have three large halls, three playgrounds, we have a fantastic Early Years outdoor play area, a remembrance garden and a small stage built into one of our playgrounds too. Our location provides excellent links to the M2 and A2.
Pupils of Gordon’s Children’s Academy are proud of their school and have an exciting environment around them to learn in, we encourage use of a creative curriculum and all children enjoy decorating their classroom whilst they focus on a particular topic across the curriculum.
What you need to do now:
If you are interested in working in a large primary academy, benefiting from a large support network and you are keen to progress your career, then please apply today!
Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.