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  • Job start date

    2 September 2024

  • Closing date

    17 July 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    11 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Administration, HR, data and finance

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Term time: 14 hours per week worked Thursdays and Fridays, between 8.30am and 4.30pm

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


Pay scale

Grade 3

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appointment a receptionist to support our busy school office between 8:30am and 4:30pm two days per week, with an hour’s lunch break each day. The successful applicant will staff the front desk, fielding calls and emails, and managing visitors whilst assisting the main admin team with basic administrative duties. The role will also involve basic first aid work, and an additional monthly allowance will be paid in recognition of this.

You will work under the direct supervision of the Headteacher’s PA as well as a small team of senior administrative officers.

We require:

  • A team player who is happy to support different colleagues as required.
  • Someone who can demonstrate attention to detail and ability to follow instructions.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Someone highly organised, who can prioritise tasks and manage a varying workload.

Experience working in a school office environment would be an advantage

What the school offers its staff

We can offer:

  • A friendly and supportive working environment.
  • The opportunity to build on existing skills and knowledge.
  • Opportunities for career progression and development across the Wessex Multi Academy Trust.
  • A generous pension scheme.

Further details about the role

If you have any queries about the post please contact: Anita Pullen, Headteacher’s PA, by calling the school number.

Please send a letter of application together with a completed application form toMrs Anita Pullenby email to apullen@thomas-hardye.net by the deadline, Wednesday 17th July.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 18th July.

You will be contacted only if you are shortlisted for interview.

Wessex MAT will conduct online searches of shortlisted candidates. In line with KCSIE guidance, this will be part of safer recruitment checks, and the search will purely be based on whether an individual is suitable to work with children. As care must be taken to avoid unconscious bias and any risk of discrimination, a person who will not be on the appointment panel will conduct the searches and will only share information if and when findings are relevant and of concern.

Wessex MAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to safeguarding checks, including an enhanced DBS check and Children’s Barred List check. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

Wessex MAT recognises the benefit of having a diverse workforce and is committed to building a workforce which reflects diversity from the communities it serves. The Trust values the contributions from all staff from a wide range of different backgrounds and actively seeks to promote an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment. The Trust supports fair promotion and cultural acceptance. Under the provision of the Equality Act 2010 Wessex MAT welcomes applications from everyone and operates a recruitment process which is fair and does not discriminate against or disadvantage anyone because of their age, disability, gender reassignment status, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race or nationality, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

This role is UK- based and your right to work will need to be established as part of the appointment process.

The pro rata salary shown is based on the number of hours and weeks worked and includes appropriate paid annual leave and bank holiday entitlements. The salary quoted is the annual salary for the position at the time of advert. The salary will be paid in equal monthly instalments and will be adjusted at the start of employment and again if leaving part way through the school year to ensure the correct salary is received for the work completed in an academic year.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Thomas Hardye School is committed to Equal Opportunities and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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About The Thomas Hardye School

School type
Academy, ages 13 to 18
Education phase
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School size
2080 pupils enrolled
Age range
13 to 18
Phone number
01305 266064

We require an outstanding Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Co-ordinator to join a large team working to support students with additional needs at the Thomas Hardye School.

We can offer excellent working conditions, a supportive environment and plenty of opportunity for further development at one of the most successful comprehensive schools in the country. The superb facilities include an on-site nursery, a sports complex with company membership for staff.

Arranging a visit to The Thomas Hardye School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email apullen@thomas-hardye.net.

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