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Office Administrator/Receptionist - Part-time

The Brent Primary School, Dartford

  • Ref:KCC886-2679-248S
  • Posted:26/05/2022
  • Pay:KR4
  • Start Date:To be confirmed
  • App Close Date:09/06/2023 at 23:45
  • Interviews:To be confirmed


Office Administrator/Receptionist

Hours: 25 hours per week, Monday-Friday 8:45am-1:45pm

Weeks: 39 weeks (Term Time plus 5 inset days)

Salary: Kent Range 4 £12,541 (£21,389  FTE)

Contract: Permanent

Closing date for advert:  9th June 2023  (Please note the advert may be close early if a suitable candidate is recruited)

Date of Interviews: To be confirmed 

Start date: To be confirmed

We are looking to appoint an approachable, capable and hardworking  Office Administrator to provide a warm welcome to our parents, visitors, staff and children, demonstrating the exceptional standards of care, professionalism and friendliness we expect at The Brent.

The successful candidate will:

  • have a friendly, welcoming personality
  • be an organised and self-motivated team member, able to prioritise and multi-task
  • have excellent communication skills
  • have strong IT skills
  • enjoy working with children

The successful candidate will provide a warm welcome to every member of our school community, both on the phone and in person.  They will also play a role in ensuring pupils’ attendance is accurately recorded each morning in Arbor and provide support to the rest of the school, as part of an effective office team. 

The successful candidate should have had previous experience of working within a school environment. Excellent typing skills, knowledge of relevant computer software and a good level of education, including GCSE English and Maths, are essential. The post requires the ability to be methodical, organised and the ability to prioritise work within a busy environment.

A caring, patient and understanding approach and a good sense of humour are essential. We are seeking to appoint a 'Brent' person: someone who is enthusiastic, flexible, resourceful and full of energy!

We provide quality support and appropriate professional development.  A First Aid qualification would be advantageous.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure and other employment checks.  References will be requested for those shortlisted only and prior to interview.


Information about the school

With a great reputation in the community, The Brent Primary School prides itself on providing the best possible education for the pupils in its care.

The Brent Primary School, part of Cygnus Academies Trust, is situated in Dartford. We are an Outstanding growing 3 Form Entry Primary school that is friendly and welcoming, with supportive staff and children from a variety of backgrounds. We are caring with effective structures to support staff in their roles across the school.

We encourage all our staff to be active in their self development and training. We offer many opportunities for staff to develop their career within our mutually supportive team. We are a Growth Mindset school, without limiting pupil or adult learning. We encourage everyone to strive to be the best they can be personally and professionally.

With extensive grounds, which include a swimming pool, running track and wildlife areas; we are committed to an outdoor learning approach. Our creative, topic-based curriculum 'IGNITE' promotes engagement and enjoyment, as well as the knowledge and skills for life-long learning.

If you would like to add your skills and knowledge to Team Brent and join us as we grow and develop, please get in touch.

Safer recruitment

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. In line with Safer Recruitment guidelines, CVs will not be accepted, and you are required to complete the application in full giving details of all employment, training and gaps in employment. Cygnus Academies Trust reserves the right to reject incomplete application forms and any consistencies or anomalies will be explored at, or prior to, interview.

Any offer of employment is subject to pre-employment checks including a satisfactory ‘Enhanced with Barred List Check’ through the Disclosure and Barring Service.  We will require two satisfactory references; one of which must be your line manager in your present or most recent employment. References will be requested prior to interview so please ensure that your referees are available to provide a reference.

Equal Opportunities

Cygnus Academies Trust is an equal opportunities employer committed to diversity and inclusion who welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.  All people who work and study at our Trust have the right to be respected and valued within a safe and secure environment and not to be discriminated against on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage & civil partnership, pregnancy & maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Jenny Baker
  • Address:Cygnus Academies Trust, London Road, Dartford, Kent, DA2 6BA
  • Telephone: 01322224201
  • Email: hr@cygnus.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.