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Receptionist/Administrative Assistant - Term Time

Coxheath Primary School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-2677-204S
  • Posted:21/11/2022
  • Pay:Kent Range 3 - £19,293 fte (Actual £16,330)
  • Start Date:December 2022/January 2023
  • App Close Date:05/12/2022 at 09:00
  • Interviews:Thursday 8 December 2022


We wish to appoint an enthusiastic and committed Receptionist/Administrative Assistant to join our dedicated admin team.  We are seeking someone who is experienced, dynamic and self-motivated and can demonstrate the following skills:

Have recent, relevant administrative experience, preferably in a school setting

Have good keyboard skills and ideally knowledge of word and excel

The ability to work on own initiative with excellent interpersonal skills

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Be able to maintain confidentiality and observe data protection regulations

Be able to work as part of a team with a good sense of humour

A knowledge and understanding of schools' computer systems, in particular SIMS.net is desirable although training will be provided.

A First Aid certificate would also be desirable but not essential.

The post is for 36.25 hours per week (term time only plus 1 week - 39 weeks per annum) at KR3 to commence December/January. 

The working pattern for the post will be 8.15am-12.15pm then 1.15pm-4.30pm, Monday to Friday.

In return we can offer a range of benefits including:

Excellent professional development

The support of committed, enthusiastic and dedicated colleagues

Local Government Pension

Access to Benenden Health Benefit

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged, please contact the school office to make an appointment.

Coxheath Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Information about the school

Our trust was born out of a genuine desire to secure outstanding provision for all children. The word ‘partnership’ was chosen deliberately as our vision is for schools to work together, building on their own strengths and uniqueness to secure the very best for every child.

We are guided by a set of core principles which support everything we do.

• We are and will remain a primary led trust who understand and appreciate the uniqueness of Primary Education.

• Collaboration supports the identification of best practice and its appropriate dissemination.

• We will be led by primary specialists with experience of leading successfully within the primary sector.

• Excellent academic standards of education will be secured by building on the strong values and ethos in which children are educated within each school.

• Our curriculum, rich with the knowledge and skills that children need will also celebrate sport and the arts, supporting children’s aspirations. Every child’s time at school will be a positive experience and something they will remember fondly for the rest of their lives.

• Our school improvement model is designed to retain expertise within the trust, providing bespoke and timely support as required.

• We invest in our staff by providing high quality professional development to support them in securing the very best provision for our children. We build capacity and will offer opportunities internally where appropriate to encourage staff retention.

Coxheath Primary School is at the heart of the community and has strong collaborative links with local primary schools. It also benefits from a large site, with spacious accommodation and excellent facilities for outdoor learning.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Karen Francis
  • Address:Stockett Lane, Coxheath, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 4PS
  • Telephone: (01622) 745553
  • Email: karenfrancis@coppicepp.org

Fax: (01622) 746986


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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.