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Receptionist / Administrative Assistant - Term Time

The Hayesbrook School, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-5455-294S
  • Posted:02/07/2020
  • Pay:Kent Range 3, £16,073 per annum
  • Start Date:End of August / September 2020
  • App Close Date:13/07/2020 at 10:00
  • Interviews:17 / 20 July 2020


The Hayesbrook School in Tonbridge requires a Receptionist/Administrator to join our busy admin team. The role is 37 hours per week, term time only, plus 12 days during the school holidays (including INSET days).  We are looking to recruit either a full-time receptionist or 2 part time receptionists (either 3 or 2 days per week).

Hours: Term Time only + 12 Days

Salary: Kent Range 3, £16,073 per annum (full time equivalent £18,039)

The hours are:

8.00 – 16.00 (Monday to Wednesday)

8.00 – 16.30 (Thursday)

8.00 – 15.00 (Friday)

You will be responsible for maintaining the professional appearance and calm running of the busy reception area, operating the Academy’s main telephone system, greeting visitors and undertaking ID/vetting checks and providing medical support to our students.  

In addition to your reception duties you will also be required to provide general administrative support to the Academy including, responding to email enquiries, supporting school activities and events, responding to ad hoc requests from student and staff. Previous experience of working in a school office environment is desirable but not essential – the ability to work in a very busy environment is essential.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have experience of working in a busy ‘front of house’ role
  • Be able to work in a fast paced environment with a sense of urgency and a calm, unflappable disposition
  • Have a friendly, professional and engaging manner
  • Have a ‘can do’, solution focused approach when dealing with students, staff, parents and visitors to the academy
  • Have good oral and written communication skills
  • Have strong attention to detail
  • Be a confident user of IT systems, including Word and Excel
  • Be highly organised with a flexible approach to day to day work activities
  • Be a great team player with a willingness to support the needs of others
  • Have a sense of fun

Application Information

Only applications made using The Brook Learning Trust Support Staff application form will be considered.  Please use your application to demonstrate how your skills and experience match those detailed in the job description. Completed application forms should be sent by 10.00 am on Monday 13 July 2020 to careers@brooklearningtrust.org.uk 

Interviews will take place on Friday 17 July 2020 & Monday 20 July 2020

Information about the school

Brook Learning Trust

Brook Learning Trust is proud to have The Hayesbrook School as part of our family of academies. As a Trust, we bring together our unique academies in our belief in the power of education to change lives and communities.

It is our steadfast purpose to challenge and defy the barriers that constrain the educational progress of any child. We set high aims for aspiration and secure collective responsibility for all our children’s achievements. Our work is underpinned by the values of Integrity, Respect, Courage, Optimism, Excellence and Accountability.

A strong focus on teaching and learning as well as high standards and expectations has led the Brook Learning Trust to become recognised as one of the strongest multi-academy trusts in the county. Learning and growing with us, children in our academies make great progress. Brook Learning Trust, working with The Hayesbrook School, brings energy, passion and expertise to the education of our children.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. All posts are subject to vetting checks including an Enhanced DBS check and references. An overseas police check will be required by candidates who have worked or resided outside of UK.

For more information visit: www.brooklearningtrust.org.uk

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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.