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Receptionist - Term Time

Valley Park School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-4249-682S
  • Posted:25/01/2023
  • Pay:VIAT 2 £20648 (TT0 £17153)
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:03/02/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBA


Full time, term time Receptionist 

Salary: VIAT 2 

(£20648 - FTE, TTO - £17153)

Start date:  ASAP                               

Interviews: TBA

Closing date: Friday 3 February 2023

This is for a full-time (term time) position 8.00am to 4.30pm Monday - Thursday and 8.00am to 4.00pm Friday. All leave to be taken during school holiday times only.  

Valley Park School reserves the right to appoint before the closing date.

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All Posts are subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

The Receptionist will be the ‘front of house’ face for Valley Park School, welcoming a range of visitors and promoting a positive image of the school at all times.

As the 'face' of the school you will be welcoming, personable and helpful. This role will require you to be organised with the ability to multitask, work flexibly and have a ‘can do’ approach to work. 

The main duties and responsibilities include:

  • Telephone duties – deal with routine enquiries and re-route to appropriate colleague.
  • Face to face – deal with enquires from visitors
  • Liaise with staff, students, parents/carers and external agencies
  • Update the SIMS pupil database
  • Support the Headteacher with mail shots and correspondence via the Mail Group system
  • Booking meeting rooms 

The successful candidate will have a confident, professional and friendly manner, both on the telephone and in person, who can deal with queries or re-route them to the appropriate member of staff.  

For further details, please download a copy of the Job Description and Person Specification for this role.

Please send completed application forms to recruitment@valleypark.viat.org.uk.  Please note that our application form must be used and CVs alone will not be considered for shortlisting purposes.



Information about the school

Valley Park School is a large mixed secondary school with a vibrant Sixth Form and an Arts-rich environment. Set within the Valley Invicta Academies Trust (VIAT) main campus, based in Maidstone, the school has enviable indoor and outdoor facilities, including a state-of-the-art Sports Hall. There is a strong co-curricular programme, providing students with opportunities beyond the classroom.

Sixth Form students have the opportunity to study some subjects at Invicta Grammar School, also set within the VIAT campus.

Valley Park prides itself on aspiring for every student to reach their full potential, with encouragement to engage in the Creative Arts – a resounding strength of the school.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01622 661671


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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.