Receptionist/Administrator - Term Time Only + 4 Days - Term Time

The Charles Dickens School, Broadstairs

  • Ref:KCC886-4016-525S
  • Posted:26/06/2020
  • Pay:KR4 - £18,129-£19,239 pro rata £15,512-£16,462 pa
  • Start Date:1 September 2020
  • App Close Date:07/07/2020 at 09:00
  • Interviews:TBC


The School  BCAT Trust consists of 3 schools: Barton Court Grammar School, an 11-18 years co-educational grammar school in the heart of Canterbury; The Charles Dickens School, an 11-16 years co-educational non-selective school in Broadstairs and opening in 2022 a Free School, Barton Manor School, an 11-18 years co-educational non-selective school co-sited with Barton Court Grammar School.

The Post   Governors wish to appoint an experienced, professional Receptionist/Administrator to be the face of The Charles Dickens School to all visitors.

Candidates should be able to carry out Reception duties which will include meeting/greeting visitors, handling all incoming telephone calls and various administrative duties assisting the Headteacher's PA and office staff.  Excellent ICT skills are required with good numeracy and literacy (GCSE Maths/English or equivalent required).

A high level of professionalism is key, delivering exceptional customer service at all times with a friendly confident manner.  A good knowledge of safeguarding procedures and experience in the use of SIMS is preferred. 

Hours of work are 08.00-16.00 Monday-Thursday and 08.00-15.30 Friday with 30 minutes unpaid lunch break.

This is a term time only role plus two Staff Development Days (one at the start of the academic year and the other before October half term) + 2 days in August each year on the day of the GCSE results and the following day.  This amounts to 0.8557 FTE.

How to Apply

Applications for this post should be made online only using the School's application form.  CVs will not be accepted.  On the website click on the Vacancies tab and access the Application Form.  Please email your application to recruitment@cds.kent.sch.uk.  If you wish to discuss this post or arrange a visit, please contact Mrs A Ormsby, Personnel Assistant.

The Charles Dickens School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure application via the Disclosure & Barring Service and a check against the ISA Barred List of Children.

Information about the school

Visitor Guide to Beautiful Thanet http://www.visitthanet.co.uk/

The Charles Dickens School is an 8 form entry, 1200 student school. The School has great facilities and continues to be oversubscribed.

This is an exciting time to join The Charles Dickens School as it joins the Barton Court Academy Trust (BCAT) working in partnership with Barton Court Grammar School Academy, an outstanding rated co-educational grammar school in Canterbury. This new venture will see The Charles Dickens students and staff benefit from outstanding leadership and the sharing of best practice. The Trust is committed to excellence in professional development.

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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.