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Receptionist - 2 People To Cover Full Time Post Between Them - Maternity

Hornbeam Primary School, Deal

  • Ref:KCC886-3911-44S
  • Posted:29/08/2019
  • Pay:KR3 based on experience (term time only)
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:13/09/2019 at 12:00
  • Interviews:23rd September 2019


Do you have reception experience and are looking for an interesting, busy and varied role?

Is excellent customer service something you strive to provide?

Can you keep calm under pressure and deal tactfully and efficiently with visitors, staff and pupils?

Can you remain organised and focussed whilst dealing with interruptions?

Do you enjoy working as part of a team but being able to use your own initiative?

Would you describe yourself as personally resilient?

If YES, then we need you!

Apply for our Receptionist vacancy today.

At Hornbeam we are looking for 2 people to join our school team to cover the office between them whilst our current Receptionist takes her maternity leave.

The hours for the post (shared between 2 people) are 08:00am – 5:30pm Monday to Friday inclusive. 30 minute lunchbreak (which is unpaid)

We are looking for 2 people to cover the hours 8am to 5:30pm over the week. Ideally the office would be covered Monday to Wednesday lunchtime by one person and Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday by another. There may be some flexibility in the days/hours so please indicate in your application what days/ hours you could do (e.g. you may be able to offer 3 days or 2 days)

You will be required to be front of house and deal effectively with a wide range of people. You must display organisational and time management skills, show initiative and be able to prioritise your work load.

Duties will include answering the telephone, manning the main reception desk, completing general administration tasks as set by the headteacher or bursar. You will need to have a good level of written language and be computer literate with an excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office.  Knowledge of SIMS would be an advantage but all training will be given where necessary. For a list of responsibilities, please see the attached document.

The posts are to cover a maternity leave. The return of our colleague from her maternity leave is unknown at this time.

At Hornbeam Primary we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and expect staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to satisfactory references and DBS clearance.

Information about the school

Hornbeam Primary School is a delightful, inclusive school located on the outskirts of the seaside town of Deal. We are a one form entry school with a privately run nursery on site.

Our school motto is "Learn about Life, to Live your Life Better"

In July 2018 Ofsted judged the school to be good in every area. It has impressive facilities and grounds, a swimming pool, two playgrounds, a forest school area and a curriculum that fosters outdoor learning.

In April 2019 Hornbeam became a founding Academy member of the Deal Education Alliance for Learning Trust (DEALT) which is a newly formed MAT of seven local primary schools within Deal and the surrounding villages. This unique and exciting collaboration of local schools are working together to ensure the very best outcomes for all pupils and their families within our town.

Whilst your post will be at Hornbeam, your contract will be with DEALT.

In the local area there is a country park, the beach and a community that supports the school in any way it can. We work in a very effective collaboration with other primary schools in the Deal Learning Alliance.

The staff and governors aim to provide the children with an education designed to help develop their life skills to the full. We provide a calm, caring, happy and positive atmosphere in which children fulfil their potential and grow in self confidence.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01304 389451


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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.