Receptionist - Full-time

Federation of The Downs & Northbourne CEP Schools, Deal

  • Ref:KCC886-3163-69S
  • Posted:17/07/2020
  • Pay:KR5
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:10/09/2020 at 12:00
  • Interviews:WB 14th September TBC


The Federation of The Downs and Northbourne CEP School is seeking a well-organised individual with excellent written and oral communication skills to join the office at The Downs CEP School.

The role is full-time (37 hours per week) term time only.

The successful candidate will        

  • Provide an effective and efficient clerical and welfare support to the school
  • Ensure that systems are in place for the efficient day to day management of the school
  • Maintain the efficient running of the school office, acting as a personal assistant to the SENCO and administrative service to other staff.
  • Assist in the admissions process through to enrolment, liaising effectively with all parties involved in admissions, and addressing enquiries.
  • Assist in the process of secondary transition and any in year admissions or transfers.
  • Be a prime point of reference for pupils and parents if they require information or have a concern
  • Have knowledge of school procedure/policies with an awareness of data protection (GDPR) and confidentiality issues.

You will have a professional approach to work and be able to prioritise workloads to meet critical deadlines. You will be expected to manage your own workload and prioritise work appropriately.

Good personal presentation, a friendly disposition and a willingness to participate in school life are important qualities for this position.

Information about the school

The Downs and Northbourne CEP Schools became a Federation in September 2011. The Downs is a large two form entry Primary School, in Walmer. Northbourne is a rural five class primary school close to the village. Both schools take pride in having a strong sense of community and family. Both schools have extensive grounds, including forest school at Northbourne, and excellent resources. Both schools share a Governing Body and work very closely on school leadership, improvement and development opportunities.

Our Ofsted inspections graded both schools as good. Each school has a strong Christian ethos and active links with the local churches as demonstrated by our outstanding SIAMS inspections.

In April 2019, The Federation of The Downs and Northbourne CEP schools became a founding member of the Deal Education Learning Alliance Trust (DEALT) which is a MAT comprised of seven local primary schools within Deal and the surrounding villages. This unique and exciting collaboration of local schools work together to ensure the very best outcomes for all pupils and their families within our town.

Personnel across the Federation are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young persons.

All Posts are subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure Application.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Miss T Leighton - Headteacher
  • Address:Owen Square, Walmer, Deal, Kent, CT14 7TL
  • Telephone: (01304) 372486
  • Email: secretary@thedowns.me

Fax: (01304) 380471


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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.