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Receptionist / Administrative Support - Maternity Cover - Full-time

Tunbury Primary School, Walderslade

  • Ref:KCC886-2530-328S
  • Posted:28/02/2023
  • Pay:Kent Range 5
  • Start Date:May 2023
  • App Close Date:17/04/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:Thursday 20th April 2023


We are seeking to employ an experienced and well-qualified Receptionist to provide a first-class front of house service in our busy school.  Are you friendly, articulate, welcoming and well organised?  Can you interact with a wide range of children and adults, building and sustaining positive relationships?  If so, please join us at Team Tunbury! 

Kent Range 5, actual pro rata pay £17,792.52 - £18,741.11 (FTE £20,595-£21,693) Please note a pay award is pending.

This is a temporary appointment to cover maternity leave, starting on 2nd May 2023.

Working hours: 37 hours per week, 39 weeks per year (term time plus 5 INSET Days), 8 am to 4 pm on Monday-Thursday and 8 am to 3.30 pm on Friday, 30 minutes lunch break. 

Our new Receptionist will need:

  • To have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, dealing with a variety of people in person and on the phone, so the need to exercise confidentiality and discretion is essential.
  • To work effectively both as an individual and as part of a team.
  • Computer literate - ability to produce a range of documents and reports, including non-standard reports, using Windows WP package, Excel spreadsheet and database functions, including experience of SIMs (SIMs training can be given for an exceptional candidate).
  • The ability to cope under pressure and to prioritise in order to meet deadlines.
  • A friendly disposition and sense of humour.

We can offer a professional and friendly setting, with people who work hard to make Tunbury a very special place to be. Please get in touch if you have any questions about the role or would like to visit Tunbury - we would be happy to help.  

Please apply online using the Online Application Form below (CVs will not be accepted).

Please note only those shortlisted for interview will be contacted.


Information about the school

We are Team Tunbury, a safe, nurturing and inclusive school community where everyone is respected and valued. We inspire our children to be successful, independent life-long learners.

We are a popular three form entry school set in spacious grounds within the leafy suburbs of Walderslade, Kent. Our children are happy, well motivated and very keen to learn. The Tunbury staff team is welcoming, supportive and positive about making a difference. Our school is rated Good by Ofsted.

Tunbury Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Quotes from our school community:

“My children have had amazing relationships with their teachers and TAs, which has really helped them to grow.” (Team Tunbury parent/carer)

“Thank you to the whole team at Tunbury - SLT, teachers, TAs, volunteers, support staff and canteen staff! Your role is more important than you may know and I am grateful my children have the care and nurture, as well as academic support at Tunbury.” (Team Tunbury parent/carer)

“It is a place where you can feel safe and learn about all the things in the world.” (Team Tunbury pupil)

“There are amazing people to look after me.” (Team Tunbury pupil)

“Children are happy and enjoy being here.” (Team Tunbury staff member)

“What works well at Tunbury? Teamwork! I like the whole atmosphere within school. All staff are friendly to each other and have the same ambitions for the children.” (Team Tunbury staff member)

"Everyone at this school is part of ‘Team Tunbury’. Leaders have created a collaborative community. There is a real spirit of togetherness and inclusion." (Ofsted, June 2023)

Job Contact Information

  • Name:The Office
  • Address:Tunbury Primary School, Tunbury Avenue, Walderslade, Kent, ME5 9HY
  • Telephone: 01634 863085
  • Email: office@tunbury.kent.sch.uk


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 Education.