Administration Assistant / Receptionist

The Holmesdale School, Snodland, Kent, ME6 5HS

3 days remaining to apply

  • Application deadline

    30 September 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    14 September 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

£17,738 - £18,515 Pro Rata (£20,532 - £21,431 FTE) SAT 4

Administration Assistant / Receptionist job summary

  • Permanent
  • Term time plus 5 staff development days,
  • 37 hours a week Monday to Friday.

We have a new opportunity to appoint an Administration Assistant/Receptionist.

As Administration Assistant/Receptionist you will be responsible directly to the school Office Manager/PA and provide a professional front of house

service for the efficient operation of administration functions of the school, including school lettings.

The post holder has day to day contact with the Headteacher, staff, pupils, parents and Governors, as well as staff from Swale Academies Trust, other agencies, other schools, the local community and representatives of a wide variety of goods and services..

The successful candidate would need:

NVQ level 2 or 3, with a good general education, including at least a C in Maths and English (or equivalent);

To be willing to undertake appropriate training and professional development;

Experience of organising meetings, writing agendas and accurate concise minutes;

Good IT skills;

Ability to maintain accurate records.

Knowledge of school based systems such as Brom Com or SIMS would be an advantage.

Full details about the job description and the requirements of the post can be found in the accompanying recruitment pack.

The Holmesdale School is part of Swale Academies Trust, a leading Multi-Academy Trust for school improvement. A well-established, 11-18 mixed secondary school in the community of Snodland, providing a safe environment where a high quality, ambitious curriculum is delivered. Staff are committed to improvement and supporting students in a culture that is safe and fully inclusive.

Please visithttps://www.holmesdale.kent.sch.uk/for more about our school.

This is an excellent opportunity to join our school.

In return, we offer a stimulating, supporting and rewarding working environment, where all staff are valued and where you will have the opportunity to access a range of excellent professional opportunities to support your progression.

Additional benefits include:

  • Excellent on site facilities;
  • Excellent CPD programme;
  • Being part of a highly successful Trust;
  • Local Government Pension Scheme – with a generous employer contribution;
  • Employee Assistance Programme – Wellbeing and advice;
  • Ride to Work Scheme;
  • Kent Rewards Scheme – local and national retailer discounts;
  • Employee Referral Recruitment Incentive.

If you are interested in this post, please contact Louise Bates, PA to the Headteacher at louise.bates@holmesdale.kent.sch.uk or 01634 240416.

Applications should be made via Kent Teach. Please note, we cannot accept CVs.

We are happy to discuss any support you may need during your application process as part of our reasonable adjustment approach.

If you experience any difficulty in completing the application form, please contactrecruitment@swale.at or 01795 426091 ( option 2)

In accordance with current GDPR compliance we will not keep any details / application forms on file once the position is filled.

Interview Dates: W/C 3rd October 2022

Swale Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from ROA and will require an enhanced DBS disclosure

Applying for the job

If you have any questions about this post, please contact Louise Bates, PA to the Headteacher at louise.bates@holmesdale.kent.sch.uk or 01634 240416.
Applications should be made via Kent Teach. Please note, we cannot accept CVs.
We are happy to discuss any support you may need during your application process as part of our reasonable adjustment approach.

If you experience any difficulty in completing the application form, please contact recruitment@swale.at or 01795 426091 ( option 2)

In accordance with current GDPR compliance we will not keep any details / application forms on file once the position is filled.

Interview Dates: W/C 3rd October 2022

Swale Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from ROA and will require an enhanced DBS disclosure

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About The Holmesdale School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
Up to 959 pupils
Age range
11 to 18

The Holmesdale School is a well-established 11-18 co-educational school, in the heart of the Medway Valley. The school was rebuilt in 2007. This provides our community with modern, exceptionally well-resourced facilities; yet the school ethos is founded on traditional values.

The School provides a safe learning environment where students can access a high quality curriculum through the Holmesdale home style of learning which ensure that students are independent, resilient and suitably equipped for life-long learning. This is achieved through celebrating personal excellence on each individuals' learning journey.

The development and well-being of each individual child is at the heart of our moral purpose. These values are embedded through our moral code; honesty, kindness, courage and diligence.

Our school motto is Putting Progress First and we embrace the ECCO values of Engagement, Character, Community and Ownership. At The Holmesdale School we unlock potential and transform lives through exceptional education.

  • We achieve this through;

    • Excellent Teaching

    • State of the art facilities and an excellent climate for learning

    • Supporting students to be the best they can be

    • Being big enough for choice, small enough to care.

    Holmesdale has a friendly and supportive, but disciplined, environment and provides extensive learning opportunities which unlock student’s self-belief and aspiration.

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