Business Support Assistant - Reception/Admin Officer - Term Time

The Archbishop's School, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-5426-193S
  • Posted:03/12/2021
  • Pay:KR4 £18,517 (pro rata)
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:21/01/2022 at 23:00
  • Interviews:W/C 22 November


Do you have experience of working in a customer-focused environment? Are you an attentive individual with effective communication skills?

If you have experience of working in a customer centred role and are seeking a new and rewarding environment, then this role could just be what you are looking for.

Dealing with a wide variety of visitors to our school, your primary focus will be to act as the first point of contact to visitors, staff, customers, parents and pupils alike. You will be responsible for providing a friendly and positive first impression, showcasing your flexible and passionate approach to ensuring a welcoming environment.

In this role you will:

  • Provide a high quality and efficient customer service, managing enquiries both face to face and via the telephone, dealing with calls to parents and carers for unexplained absences.
  • Provide general office support to implement and maintain all office procedures and systems to ensure the smooth running of the school, whilst assisting staff with a range administration tasks.
  • Ensure that all pupil information is kept up to date on SIMS.

We are looking for a candidate who:

  • Is able to demonstrate a high level of customer service and excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise work accordingly.
  • Has a friendly and approachable manner and has the ability to maintain a calm, empathetic, courteous and professional demeanour at all times.
  • Has excellent telephone/switchboard skills and excellent verbal communication
  • Has good administrative skills and experience of Microsoft Word and an understanding of databases/spreadsheets.
  • Is able to deal professionally with confidential information
  • Is educated to GCSE C and above (Grade 4) or the equivalent with a good level of numeracy and literacy skills.

If you feel you have the skills and experience we are looking for and think you could be the new face of our school, we would love to hear from you.

The post is term time plus 10 days to be worked in the school holidays, 37 hours per week, 8.00am – 4.00pm

Kent Range 4 £18517 (pro rata) 

Closing Date: 3rd January 2022

Information about the school

The Archbishops School is a mixed ability school for students aged 11-19. We are a small, but successful and very popular Church of England Foundation School in the beautiful cathedral city of Canterbury.

The school community is smaller than most secondary schools enabling us to provide a personalised approach to education. All students are well known, well cared for and receive the very best support and encouragement in their learning which engenders excellent progress in their academic, personal, social and spiritual development.

Our school ethos is “Enter to Learn, Go Forth to Serve”. This perfectly describes our mission: to provide the very best education for our students, whilst preparing them for school life in the twenty-first century with all the challenges this presents. They are able to make a positive contribution to society and share the love of God. As an innovative and forward-thinking school, we celebrate all of our student's achievements and are extremely proud of the people they become.

As a school, we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants are expected to share this commitment.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01227 768535


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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).