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Receptionist/Business Admin Officer - Term Time - Special Needs Position

Broomhill Bank School (Tunbridge Wells), Royal Tunbridge Wells

  • Ref:KCC886-7002-628S
  • Posted:20/11/2023
  • Pay:Kent Range 5
  • Start Date:January 2024
  • App Close Date:08/12/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:W/c 11 December 2023


This is an exciting opportunity to join our expanding school and be part of our reception team.

We are looking for an organised, adaptable and efficient person to be part of our team, responding to and resolving a variety of school-related office queries. As the first point of contact with visitors, callers and the school community you will need to be professional, welcoming and personable.

Your role is to liaise between visitors, staff and students to ensure smooth communication and prompt resolution of all queries. Reception is a busy communication hub where attention to detail is key.

You will also support our daily admin activities and should be able to work autonomously and assist in more complex admin duties as and when required. 

We welcome you at any stage of your career as we provide a programme of specialist training for all new members of staff, in addition to our ongoing Continuing Professional Development programme.

Broomhill Bank School is committed to recruiting talented, highly-skilled people who:

  • Believe, inspire, achieve and motivate all staff to have a positive outlook to resolving queries
  • Enjoy identifying and resolving admin challenges to improve systems & processes for all staff
  • Provide a model of excellence and have enthusiasm in terms of ensuring administrative tasks are implemented to benefit all
  • Are reflective practitioners with a “can do” approach to administration tasks and who have a passion to raise standards and promote the school to others.
  • Are committed to working as part of a dynamic team of professionals both in and out of school and be ambassadors for Broomhill Bank School
  • Are professional and are committed to further personal development

  In return we can offer you:

  • To be part of a resilient and talented body of staff who work tirelessly every day to transform the lives of young people
  • To work in a collaborative and supportive team who remain calm, positive and creative which promotes unity as we resolve emerging challenges together
  • Staff development which is key to our school improvement plan. Expectations are high and there is an array of bespoke support and development opportunities available through our excellent Continuous Professional Development Programme consisting of afterschool training sessions, online learning and academic courses
  • Our staff benefits schemes include: Kent Rewards, Child Care Vouchers and Local Government Pension

If you have the enthusiasm and desire to work as part of an exceptionally supportive staff team in our highly successful special school, we would welcome your application. 

Information about the school

Broomhill Bank is a co-educational Foundation Special School for students with Communication and Interaction needs who all have Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs).

Our education provision is rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted and our residential provision is rated ‘Outstanding’. We work to prepare our students for life, through academic achievement, therapeutic provision to ensure their wellbeing and by being part of the wider community.

There are two sites. Broomhill Bank West is in Rusthall near Tunbridge Wells. Broomhill Bank North is in Hextable near Swanley. Our North site has bespoke residential provision and semi-independent living accommodation.

Students are taught in small classes of 8-10 according to level of need, with lessons led by subject specialist teachers. We facilitate students to learn as independently as possible. Across Key Stage 4 and 5 students can undertake a variety of accredited qualifications including GCSE, Entry Level and Functional Skills. Our Sixth Form focuses students on preparation for life so that alongside academic achievement they can develop the life and work-related skills which will be vital to their future independence and self-sufficiency.

We are looking for applicants who share in our philosophy of lifelong learning and developing the potential of each individual.

Our Values and Ethos • We believe learning to lie at the heart of all we do with our students and staff • We believe our students and staff should be the best in all they do • We believe in, and respect the uniqueness of each member of our school community • We believe we have responsibilities to others outside Broomhill Bank

This is an exciting time to join our school as we continue to grow and develop. A refurbishment programme is improving and adding to existing facilities.

Broomhill Bank School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Posts are subject to Enhanced Disclosure applications to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), verification of candidates’ right to work in the UK and other pre-employment checks as outlined in Keeping Children Safe in Education (2023). Shortlisted candidates will be subject to online searches as part of our recruitment process. We value diversity and promote equality for all.

We reserve the right to close vacancies early so please apply as soon as possible.

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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.