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Receptionist/Admin Assistant - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Ripplevale School, Ripple

  • Ref:KCC886-6047-105S
  • Posted:15/07/2019
  • Pay:£9 per hour
  • Start Date:September 2019
  • App Close Date:29/07/2019 at 12:00
  • Interviews:05.08.2019


Receptionist/Admin Assistant required term time plus 4 weeks – Monday – Friday – 8:00am – 4 pm.

We are looking to appoint an outstanding Receptionist who is smart in appearance, professional in approach and enjoys a variety of work in a busy environment.

You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to remain calm under pressure is essential.

You will be dealing with staff, students and a variety of visitors on all levels where a calm, confident and confidential manner is essential. Candidates must be able to work with minimal supervision, be extremely well organised with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.  We are looking for someone who can offer us accuracy and efficiency with an excellent eye for detail.  

Candidates will need to evidence a good standard of education and prior experience of working in a school setting would be advantageous but not essential. However, you will have a high level of administration skills in order to carry out this demanding role to a high standard. Knowledge of SIMS would be an advantage.  Good IT skills, particularly in the use of Microsoft Word and Excel are an essential requirement, as is excellent written and verbal communication skills.

You will understand the necessity for confidentiality in respect to information relating to staff, pupils and families and uphold this principle at all times. You will be a key player in assisting team members in ensuring the smooth and efficient running of the school reception.

Applicants should be committed, enthusiastic, self-motivated, resilient and enjoy working in a busy environment.  

In return we can offer you a good starting salary. An exciting career in a flourishing, growing school with opportunities for continued professional development.  A friendly team of professionals and colleagues to support you as you settle in your new role

Application pack (covering letter & information for applicants, job description, person specification and Application Form) can be downloaded from this site. Please note; APPLICATIONS ARE ONLY ACCEPTED ON RIPPLEVALE SCHOOL APPLICATION FORM PLEASE. CVs on their own will be rejected.  You can also email:info@ripplevaleschool.co.uk or telephone 01304 365525 to request an application pack.

Ripplevale School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and the successful candidate will require an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

Information about the school

Ripplevale School is an independent day special school for boys aged from 6 to 18 who have an EHCP (Education Health Care Plan) for being on the Autistic spectrum often with associated conditions.

Our school is located in the village of Ripple near Deal in Kent.

We have a dedicated and committed team of teachers and support staff and we take pride in providing an appropriate school environment where our pupils can learn and develop.

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Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.