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Receptionist - Term Time Only - Permanent - Term Time - Special Needs Position

Nore Academy , Sheerness

  • Ref:KCC1-100-3S
  • Posted:26/02/2024
  • Pay:Grade 3 –SSP07 (FTE £22,737)
  • Start Date:3rd June 2024
  • App Close Date:14/03/2024 at 10:00
  • Interviews:25th-29th March 2024


Nore Academy is located within Halfway Houses on the Isle of Sheppey in a brand new, eco-friendly modular building which has been designed to meet the needs of SEMH pupils through discreet zones and well equipped key stage classroom areas. The school site is extensive with superb ground, two multi use games areas and forest school.

We are seeking to recruit a Receptionist to start 03/06/24, an exciting opportunity to join the pre-opening phase and be involved in the setup of a brand new school. You must be enthusiastic, efficient, flexible, friendly and a reliable person to manage the smooth running of the Reception area.

The role

The successful candidate will need to have a good telephone manner and be able to deal sensitively with a range of children, parents and outside agencies. They will also need excellent IT and interpersonal skills. Previous school office experience using SIMS.net would be an advantage, but is not essential.

Other necessary qualities include confidentiality, efficiency and being able to work on your own initiative and under pressure, and a willingness to contribute to the continued improvement of the school.


The post is for 37 hours per week (Term Time Only). Hours of work will be 8:15am – 4:15pm, Monday to Thursday and 8:15am - 3:30pm, Friday.

We encourage you to visit our website and watch the welcome video which we hope will help you understand the vision and our aspirations for Nore Academy, please click here (hyperlink) Welcome - The Sabden Multi Academy Trust

If you would like to find out more information or arrange an informal conversation please email Leanne Gilbey, Personnel and Projects Officer at recruitment@sabden.org.uk.


For an application pack, please visit the vacancy section of the SABDEN Multi Academy Trust website here: http://www.sabden.org.uk/216/vacancies

The closing date for completed applications is by 12 noon Tuesday 19th March 2024

Interviews will be held the 25th – 29th March 2024

Please send completed applications to recruitment@sabden.org.uk.

Please note CVs will not be accepted.


The school has a proven commitment to 'Equality of Opportunity' and actively promotes the welfare and safeguarding of young people. Successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced check from the Disclosure and Debarring Service (DBS).

Information about the school

The SABDEN Multi Academy Trust, is an aspirational and supportive Trust, aiming to create a warm, caring, stable, supportive environment in which all staff and pupils feel safe. We are three special schools, a large countywide alternative provision and a vocational free school across East Sussex. The Trust is also in the pre-opening phase of opening a new SEMH Free School on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent. We strive to discover success through learning, self-belief and achievement. Pupils are empowered to take responsibility through a personalised curriculum supported by secure systems.

Nore Academy, a brand new Free School which is being opened in partnership with Kent County Council, is an SEMH school on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent opening in September 2024. The new school will eventually serve up to 120 secondary aged pupils with Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs, some with associated autism spectrum conditions or social communication difficulties. The school will grow from 48 pupils in its opening year to full capacity by the fifth year. Once established, Nore Academy will also offer outreach services for local schools and their pupils on the Isle of Sheppey.

Nore Academy will be a unique school to be part of; it will be committed to ensuring that each child can access the highest possible standard of education, where they can be supported to manage their behaviour, emotional and mental health needs. The new school will offer a broad, balanced and stretching curriculum, aspirational qualification offer and effective pastoral support structures.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Leanne Gilbey
  • Address:Danley Road, Minster-On-Sea, Sheerness, Kent, ME12 3AP
  • Telephone: NA
  • Email: recruitment@sabden.org.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.