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Receptionist / Office Support Officer - Term Time

Meadowfield School , Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-7072-292S
  • Posted:11/02/2020
  • Pay:Kent Range 5 (£18,704 - £20,121)
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:28/02/2020 at 08:00
  • Interviews:4th March 2020


Would you like to join our aspirational, joyful school community, where senior leaders and staff share a passion and determination to unlock the potential in every pupil?

We need an experienced support officer, with school experience, to organise the administration and reception duties at our new 6th Form Centre.  You will need to be able to work independently, as you will be the only member of office staff on site most of the time.  For this reason, you will need to be experienced in a busy school environment.

At Meadowfield we work hard to ensure that all of our pupils make excellent progress, and we continually seek to improve the wellbeing of both pupils and staff. Now is an exciting time to join our outstanding school as we expand in order to better meet the demand for special school places in Swale. We are incredibly proud our very recent Ofsted inspection (see the report on our profile page). Ofsted recognise that relationships between our staff and pupils are exceptionally positive, and we are delighted that our pupils told inspectors they are very happy at the school and really enjoy their lessons.

We encourage all of our employees to further their career development and we respect initiative and ambition. We are committed to performance management, staff training, coaching, mentoring and peer support.

From all staff we expect commitment to the school and a desire to improve and excel. Further information about the responsibilities of the role, and the criteria we will use to select candidates, can be found in the attached job description and person specification.

Salary: Kent Range 5 £18,704 - £20,121 (equates to £15,898 - £17,033 pro rata for 37 hours per week, 39 working weeks per year).  The grade will be dependent upon the skills and experience of the successful candidate.

The working hours are 8:00am – 4:00pm Mon – Thur and 8:00am – 3:30pm Friday (37 hours), term time only (39 weeks). 

Meadowfield School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils. This post is subject to references, a medical check and an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Please apply online for any of these vacancies via, by clicking the 'Apply' button at the top or the bottom of the page. C.V.s will not be considered.

Visits to the school are encouraged, to arrange an appointment please contact our HR Team via email at or phone 01795 477788 (option 3).

Please contact the HR Team on 01795 477788, option three for more information.

Information about the school

Meadowfield School is an outstanding special school located in Sittingbourne. To find out more about the School environment and ethos, please take a look at our website, including the Working Here pages, where you can find more information, including school videos.

Our School Values are very important to us. We are extremely proud of our enthusiastic staff, who work hard to ensure that pupils and colleagues are safe and happy, and we look forward to welcoming you!

We serve pupils with profound, severe and complex needs, including autism. The school is comprised of: Early Years - which includes our Observation and Assessment Nursery called Honey Bees and Reception classes, IMPACTS classes - for pupils with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties, Extended IMPACTS classes - for pupils who benefit from a more individual-led curriculum, Subject Led classes - for pupils who benefit from a more academic curriculum 6th Form - preparing pupils for their next steps

We currently serve pupils from the ages of three to nineteen, and pupil numbers are set to increase rapidly over the next year and beyond as we add more classes.

If you cannot see any vacancies that you wish to apply for right now, do go to the School Vacancies tab on the school profile page and click 'Register my Interest' to receive emails whenever we post new jobs.

The Meadowfield Inclusion Development and Support (MIDAS) Centre is our highly regarded inclusion and outreach service which successfully supports over 60 schools and 70 settings across Swale, increasing capacity to meet the needs of pupils with additional needs.

Across the school we have over 240 members of staff ranging from class based support staff, teachers, the Inclusion Team, Office and Admin Staff, Site Staff, ICT Department as well as our Leadership and Management Team.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01795 477771


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.