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Receptionist/Administration Assistant - Part-time

Rainham Mark Grammar School, Gillingham

  • Ref:KCC887-5420-224S
  • Posted:25/11/2022
  • Pay:Medway NJC scale D2 point 4 - 11
  • Start Date:1/1/2023
  • App Close Date:09/12/2022 at 10:00
  • Interviews:tbc



Medway NJC scale D2 point 4 - 11 (£21,189 to £24,054 pro rata to £15,021 - £17,059) 

30 hours per week, 40 weeks per year (Term time plus 2 weeks). Hours 10am to 4.30pm

We are seeking to appoint a Receptionist/Administration Assistant to work as part of the office team.  You will be an organised individual with the ability to work under pressure with conflicting deadlines and be able to demonstrate a high level of administrative skills including dealing with confidential and sensitive material.  Working as a team and contributing to ensuring a calm environment, and being able to relate to students would be an advantage.  Previous experience in a reception role would be an advantage, who is also able to work on their own initiative and be proactive.

The successful applicant will be flexible in approach and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Applicants should be computer literate and have worked with MS Word, Outlook and Excel. A qualification in GCSE English and GCSE Maths at grade 4-9 (or A*-C) is essential.  Full training will be provided to the successful candidate and they must be prepared to undertake First Aid Training. 

What RMGS can offer you?

  • Excellent professional development opportunities
  • Free Health Care provision and gym facilities available

If you would like to be considered for the post, please submit a Support Staff application form, which is available on the school website to HR@rmgs.org.uk   

Closing date:  10am on 9 December 2022

This vacancy will close on or before the specified closing date depending on the volume of suitable applicants. If you have not heard from us within 21 days of the closing date, please assume that you have not been short listed on this occasion. We wish to stress that no discourtesy is intended in following such a procedure, and you should not let this deter you from future applications.

RMGS is committed to the protection and safety of its students, is an Equal Opportunities employer and has Prince’s Teaching Institute recognition. The post is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced DBS disclosure, suitable references, medical clearance and appropriate qualifications for the post.

Information about the school

Rainham Mark Grammar School is a highly successful co-educational selective school with a large Sixth Form. We provide a co-educational grammar education of the highest quality. Girls and boys work together in a co-operative and academic environment which is both challenging and friendly. We have established a strong tradition of academic excellence by encouraging hard work and mutual support. Our excellent facilities include a modern sports hall, comprising a dance studio, fitness suite and main hall with three full-length cricket nets; specialist teaching suites for all subject areas; a purpose-built music block with a recital hall, recording studio and Sixth Form study suite. Pastoral support from the outset is very strong and children are happy, confident and secure. Individual progress and potential are assessed frequently to ensure that the level of challenge is appropriate for each child. Relationships between staff and students are excellent with discipline firmly based on a tradition of mutual care and respect. We are proud that students leave us as confident and well-qualified men and women prepared to benefit from higher education. Beyond the national curriculum subjects, pupils enjoy a good deal of choice. At the moment, all study two modern languages through to the end of Year 9. All pupils have the opportunity to study the three separate sciences (Physics, Chemistry and Biology), and all students take both English Language and Literature. Drama, Economics, Business Studies and PE are popular amongst wide GCSE option choices; Information Technology is used in most subjects. Extensive extra-curricular activities include many sports, Duke of Edinburgh, orchestra, band, choir, Maths puzzle club, dance and drama, and use of the computer rooms. Around 80 school trips take place, some of which are strongly linked to the curriculum, and some (during school holidays) are more for enjoyment. Sixth Form A Level options are exceptionally wide (currently 26 different subjects are offered) and include Government & Politics, PE, Film Studies, Philosophy and Theology, Psychology and Economics besides the more traditional subjects. Almost all Sixth Formers go on to degree courses. Admission to the school in Year 7 is via the Medway test which is taken in September. All children taking part in the selection procedure take the same test, whichever Medway school they have chosen as their preference.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Bally Dhutty
  • Address:Pump Lane, Gillingham, Kent, ME8 7AJ
  • Telephone: 01634 364 151
  • Email: HR@rmgs.org.uk


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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.