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School Receptionist and Administrator - Term Time

St Andrew's School , Rochester

  • Ref:MED887-6002-82S
  • Posted:21/03/2023
  • Pay:FTE £20,239
  • Start Date:April / May 2023
  • App Close Date:31/03/2023 at 11:00
  • Interviews:by arrangement


School Receptionist and Administrator

Hours 8.30am – 4.30pm 

Start Date April 2023

Closing Date: Friday 31st March

Interviews: by arrangement

Salary: FTE £20,239

If you are an amazing front of house representative with exceptional administrative skills have you thought about working in a School Office?

We are currently seeking a School Receptionist and Administrator to work full time, term time only + 4 weeks at a School that enjoys a reputation of high academic standards within a caring, happy environment.  

St. Andrew’s School is looking to appoint a highly organised, articulate and friendly individual to provide full-time receptionist duties and assist with administrative tasks in the Main School Office. 

You will be the positive first impression of St. Andrew’s, creating a welcoming environment for all visitors, students and staff members;  being adaptable and confident with good spoken and written communication skills, you will also have an excellent telephone manner and the ability to stay calm under pressure.

The role also requires delivery of first aid and medication to KS2 pupils and responsibility for managing the first aid requirements for pupils with specific medical needs. You will be the School’s First Aider at Work and receive full training and support for this role.

Experience working within a school environment and knowledge of an MIS would be advantageous. 

There is also the availability of additional hours to manage/support the running of the School Breakfast Club for the right candidate.

You will have: 

  • A good standard of general education with strong IT skills and experience using standard office programmes 
  • Organisational skills are essential with the proven ability to prioritise your work and ability to deal with a wide range of situations 
  • You may have experience of working in a School Office although we recognise the many transferrable skills that candidates can offer.
  • The ability to work under pressure in a friendly and professional manner, dealing with staff, parents and members of the public. 

We can offer: 

  • A busy and happy working environment supported by a friendly team and an established School Leadership Team
  • Job specific training 
  • Opportunities for additional hours
  • A competitive rate for local administrative work  

Please feel free to contact the Business Manager for an informal discussion if you have any questions about the vacancy.

Information about the school

St Andrew’s School is a highly successful and well respected co-educational independent primary school set in a conservation area of historic Rochester. Our bright, happy and enthusiastic pupils thrive in our smaller class sizes and benefit from specialist teaching in some subjects.

St. Andrew's achieves consistently good academic results where pupils are prepared for the 11+ examinations and the majority move on to the School of their choice. The School has a very happy atmosphere that can be attributed to the sensitive way in which the staff teach and care for the children. The enthusiasm for the children to be successful creates a stimulating environment that is conducive to learning. The School is proud of its teaching and learning with an emphasis on class teaching with appropriate differentiation. The discipline in the School is based on mutual respect amongst pupils, peers and teachers. The children have clearly defined parameters of behaviour and are taught to show respect to all with whom they come in contact.

The 340 pupil school caters for 3 to 11 year olds and is owned and managed by Education Development Trust, a leading independent provider of education and training services in the UK and overseas.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01634 840789


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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 Education.