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Office Administrator and Receptionist - Part-time

Aldington Primary School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-2270-94S
  • Posted:24/09/2021
  • Pay:KR4
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:06/10/2021 at 12:00
  • Interviews:11th October 2021


We are looking to appoint a Office Administrator and Receptionist to join our strong team of dedicated staff at our successful and popular school.

The person appointed should be experienced, enthusiastic and hardworking. They will be the face of Aldington Primary School. They will ensure a welcoming, professional reception to all children, parents, carers, staff and visitors. They will have excellent customer service and communication skills.  The successful candidate will need to be positive, highly confidential with all matters, have a professional attitude, be well organised, highly flexible and have excellent inter-personal skills. They will be the first point of call for all visitors to the school office as well as for any incoming calls.

The person appointed will work within the school administration team in a very busy school office. They will provide administrative support for the Headteacher and teaching team. They will also be responsible for administration associated with school admissions, attendance and some data management.

The post is for Term-time plus 3 days. 21 hours a week.

We wish to appoint someone who has:

  • Experience of working within an office environment, preferably a school setting.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • A friendly, flexible and professional approach, particularly when multi-tasking under pressure.
  • A good working knowledge of office management systems, Microsoft Word/Excel/Google.
  • A working knowledge of Management Information Systems is a significant advantage, although training and support will be provided to the suitable candidate.
  • A* - C in GCSE English and Maths or equivalent plus NVQ 3 in Office Administration.
  • The ability to prioritise workload to ensure office systems operate efficiently for the smooth running of the school.
  • You will be willing to support the caring ethos of our school, with an ability to work well with others as part of a team, whilst also using your own initiative.
  • You will have a positive approach to working with children and a commitment to our safe guarding procedures.

It is important that all applicant read the person Specification and describe in their application how they meet the criteria. 

There is the possibility of an additional 2 hours a week working as a cash collector for the catering company - this would be a separate contract. 

Information about the school

Aldington Primary School is a single form entry school located in the expanding village of Aldington. We have 204 pupils taught across 7 classes; providing a engaging, adventurous, learning journey for children between the ages of 4 and 11 years.

We have an excellent team of enthusiastic and dedicated teachers, support staff and governors. We work closely with our parents and community to provide quality education and exciting learning opportunities.

The school site is a picturesque one with many outdoor learning opportunities, including our own Forest School area. We also access many of the local areas of natural beauty to enhance our children’s learning.

The school, originally opened in 1842 was given to the village by William Deedes. Recent additions now provide a modern learning environment in which children can thrive.

We are committed to all of our children reaching high standards of attainment and achievement in a happy, secure and stimulating environment.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01233) 720445


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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.