Warning - This Vacancy is now Closed!

School Receptionist - Part Time , 2 Days Per Week - Term Time

Horton Kirby CEP School, Dartford

  • Ref:KCC886-5215-63S
  • Posted:23/01/2023
  • Pay:KR3
  • Start Date:20th February 2023
  • App Close Date:06/02/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Wednesday 8th February


We wish to appoint a committed and enthusiastic person able to help manage a busy reception, deal with students and the public and share the varied duties of the administration team. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to remain calm under pressure are essential, as is a good sense of humour.

A calm and professional manner is essential along with adaptability and the ability to multi-task and respect confidential information relating to staff, students and families. It is important the successful candidate can offer good communication skills and is proficient with Microsoft Office as well as school systems such as Arbor.

Responsibilities and duties will be varied, as would be expected in a busy office environment, but will include reception duties, welcoming school visitors, contacting parents in regard to attendance and assisting team members in ensuring the smooth and efficient running of the office. The role will also include some pastoral support for children, including the administering of first aid, for which training is provided. 

The hours of work are 8:45am -3:30pm with a half hour lunch break. The working days are Monday and Tuesday (12.5 hours per week), and the post is part of a job share, with the job partner alreday in post Wednesday to Friday. 

Horton Kirby Church of England Primary School and its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure check/CRB with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Information about the school

A school was first established in the village of Horton Kirby in 1857 and the present school, which combined the village schools of Horton Kirby and South Darenth, was opened by the Bishop of Tonbridge in 1970. The building consists of eleven classrooms. Adjacent to these are libraries, resource and play areas. The school hall is used for dining, assemblies, gymnastics and games. The roll is currently 284, organised into 10 classes.

The school has developed close links with the community and the Church. Parents are always welcomed into the school and many work alongside the professional staff supporting reading, maths skills, computing, cooking, etc.

We aim to provide a caring, stimulating, well disciplined atmosphere at the school. To this end staff work co-operatively and professionally together to provide for our pupils. As of February 2020, the school has been graded GOOD in all areas by OFSTED. This school also received a GOOD in our SIAMs (Church) inspection March 2016.

Job Contact Information


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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.