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Receptionist / Administrator - Full-time/Part-time

Earlscliffe , Folkestone

  • Ref:KCC886-6138-97S
  • Posted:23/09/2021
  • Pay:Competitive salary rate subject to experience
  • Start Date:01/11/2021
  • App Close Date:05/10/2021 at 17:00
  • Interviews:Arranged on receipt of application form


We are looking to recruit an excellent member of staff to be our Receptionist.  This is an amazing opportunity to join our small Independent International Boarding School.  We are currently a school of approximately 110 students but we have recently purchased another property which will provide the growth we need due to our popularity and reputation.

We are part of the prestigious Dukes Education Group, a rapidly expanding portfolio of some of the best independent educational establishments nationally.  It is an exciting time to join Earlscliffe!


The role itself includes the following duties and responsibilities


The postholder will be responsible for:
• Manning the reception desk, answering the ‘phone and greeting visitors to the school from 08:30 – 17:00 in the main building
• Managing deliveries and collections of goods and materials and ordering stationery
• General clerical, secretarial, data input and handling, and other administrative duties as time allows and the needs of the School dictates

• To undertake any training, as necessary, in order to carry out the function of the School
office efficiently
• Administration for school events
• First Aid when required (training can be provided)
• Arranging transport for some events, including student taxis to GPs etc
• Events management – eg The School’s Annual Valedictory Dinner


• Competent keyboard skills and a good working knowledge of windows and Microsoft
applications, especially Word and Excel as well as Google Suite and Adobe.
• Good organisational skills, including prioritising, and working to deadlines.
• Good interpersonal/communication skills; the ability to greet visitors and parents in a
friendly manner; tact and diplomacy when required.
• Appropriate first aid qualification, or willingness to complete training.
• The ability to handle confidential material with discretion.
• An ability to establish good working relationships.
• A positive and professional telephone manner.
• A sense of humour and a can-do attitude.
• A smart, professional appearance


The position becomes available from 1st November 2021.


If you think this could be the perfect position for you, please complete the application form right away.  I am envisaging this position will be very popular and we will receive lots of applications.  If we feel that an application stands out, we will arrange an interview straight away to secure the right candidate.  Please don't wait for the closing date to apply.

Information about the school

Earlscliffe was founded as an independent, day and boarding, sixth form college in 2012 and recently joined the Dukes Education group of elite educational establishments.

Earlscliffe is fully co-educational, educating boys and girls from 15-19yrs and currently all of our students, except three day students, are full boarding and are accommodated within our five residences.

There are currently 107 students from over 30 nationalities in the school. There are approximately 30 teaching staff (p/t and f/t) and about 65 employees in total. We also operate Easter and Summer School courses throughout the vacation periods.

We offer a gold standard A-level programme in traditional subjects providing the best academic preparation for entry into the world's most competitive universities.

Earlscliffe offers a personalised education like no other college of its kind, drawing on the traditions and methods of Oxbridge colleges, top public schools, Ivy League universities and innovative best practice.

Since its opening in 2012, Earlscliffe has gone from strength to strength, having achieved ‘The Telegraph’ national ranking of No. 38 out of 4,303 schools teaching A-level. Visit www.earlscliffe.co.uk for more information.

We would be delighted to receive your application consisting of an introductory letter and the completed application form please. The application form is your opportunity to sell yourself so please provide a full description of your experience to date. Please explain any gaps in your employment history.

Applications consisting of just a CV may not be considered.

We have added a closing date to our vacancy but we do reserve the right to interview and appoint before the closing date to secure a candidate if necessary. You are advised to submit your application early to ensure your application is included in our shortlisting process.

Earlscliffe is committed to the safeguarding of our students. All staff undergo an enhanced check with the Disclosure and Barring Service as well as the Barred List prior to appointment. Any offer of appointment is subject to a satisfactory DBS result, health check and of course, references, one of which must be from your current or most recent Headteacher/employer.

Job Contact Information

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.