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Receptionist - Term Time

Hernhill Church of England Primary School, Faversham

  • Ref:KCC886-3109-63S
  • Posted:26/06/2020
  • Pay:Kent Range 3
  • Start Date:From September 2020
  • App Close Date:13/07/2020 at 10:00
  • Interviews:Between 16th & 24th July 2020


Would you like to be part of a fantastic school community?

Does the idea of being the ‘front face’ of the school appeal to you?

Do you see yourself as outgoing, friendly and ‘a people person’?

Are you someone who goes the extra mile?

If this is you, we would love you to apply to be our new receptionist.

We are looking to appoint a welcoming, personable and helpful Receptionist to act as the first point of contact for all visitors and callers to the school. The role will also require a wide range of clerical and administrative support to ensure the smooth running of the school. The ability to multitask, work flexibly and have a can do approach to work is essential. This post is for 5 days per week (27.5 hours), term time only. The pro rata salary will be £11,531.

This is a key role within the school and, as our front of house person, the ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience of working in a busy office and managing their own workload
  • An understanding of the importance of confidentiality and safeguarding   
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to develop good relationships with students, parents, staff and visitors
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to use own initiative
  • A confident and professional manner
  • A good eye for detail
  • An excellent knowledge of IT systems such as Word (including Mail Merge), Excel and Publisher
  • The ability to multi-task and work flexibly and calmly while under pressure 

Experience of primary school admissions processes and procedures, including new Reception class intake and SIMS would be advantageous, although training will be given for the right candidate.

Whilst a visit to the school at this current time is tricky to arrange, we actively encourage you to call to have a chat with the headteacher, Sarah Alexander, before you apply if you would like to. We can arrange school tours after 4pm when the children and most of the staff are off site if you wish. You can contact us on 01227 751322 or email the headteacher directly, headteacher@hernhill.kent.sch.uk. 

For further details, please download a copy of the Job Description and Person Specification for this role. Please note that an application form must be used and CV's alone will not be considered for shortlisting purposes. Please ensure that your application clearly addresses the Job Description and Person Specification attached to this vacancy. 

We very much look forward to receiving your application.


Information about the school

Hernhill is a one form entry Church of England primary school in a rural location. A school with a long history in the village, we are fortunate to work in a purpose built environment, on a 3.7 acre site.

Our vision is that everyone flourishes throughout their time with us; developing a passion for learning, thriving as individuals and achieving their academic potential. Jesus brought life in all its fullness and we seek to offer a full, rich and creative curriculum to enable all to reach their God-given potential.

Our most recent OFSTED report (November 2017), graded the school as outstanding.

Please visit the school website for more information about our school. www.hernhill.kent.sch.uk. Alternatively see our Twitter account (@HernhillSchool) to get a taste of our school.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01227) 752391


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.