Da Vinci Academy, Derby, Derbyshire, DE21 4ET

This job expired on 20 June 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    20 June 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    27 May 2022

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NJC 5 - 10 (FTE £19,650 - £21,695) (Pro Rata £17,328.80 - £19,132.20)

Receptionist job summary

We are looking to recruit a Receptionist to provide a comprehensive reception service for the Academy, including working with all staff, parents and stakeholders. This is a key role in our Academy, where the candidate will often be the first point of contact and will promote and represent our proudly inclusive school. The ideal candidate will be an energetic, positive and experienced professional who will have the ability to communicate, plan and manage time effectively whilst working in the wider admin team. The candidate will have excellent computer skills and knowledge of Management Information Systems (MIS).

“Leaders are considerate of staff’s workload and promote staff’s well-being.”
In return we can offer brilliant development from experienced leaders and one of the most supportive staff cultures that you could hope to be part of. We are family oriented and recognise a life outside of work whilst being determined to do everything we can as professionals in support of our students. Individual and team ambition go hand in hand. LEAD Trust support and career development are a given.

“Staff fully support leaders’ vision for the school’s continued improvement.”
A drive to continue the ongoing improvement trajectory of our academy is a given and this role will support our determination to continue on our journey. Ambitious team players with a good sense of humour are welcome. Our team goes above and beyond to support each other and our students so it is critical that this aligns with the candidate’s own values and ethos. Applicants will be expected to be able to demonstrate a prior commitment to their own professional development and should be looking forward to ongoing development of their own practice and that of the academy team as part of our collaborative and supportive Trust offer.

In summary, we are looking for someone who will:
• Be the 1st level advice and reception service, both face to face and on the telephone, to parents, carers and other callers to the school.
• Ensure that callers and visitors to the academy are dealt with in a friendly and courteous manner and that they or their queries are directed to the appropriate member of staff.
• Ensure that the academy’s standards of customer care are achieved.
• Ensure accuracy and confidentiality in dealing with requests and maintaining records.

In return, the successful candidate will:
• Be joining a strong and dynamic ‘student centred’ team of professionals.
• Work in a school with high aspirations for all its students and staff.
• Be provided with excellent CPD and career opportunities.

It is an exciting time at Da Vinci Academy, and you will be part of our future development and the adventure to continue raising standards as we build an exceptional academy together as one team.

The L.E.A.D. Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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About Da Vinci Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
668 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Contact phone number
01332 831515

Join us on our amazing adventure to make THE difference

“Leaders put pupils’ interests at the heart of all that they do”
Ofsted 2021

Having converted to academy status at the heart of the L.E.A.D. Academy Trust in May 2017, Da Vinci Academy is now a successful secondary school with around 700 students and an increasing school roll (oversubscribed in KS3 and also next year’s intake). In summer 2019, we were proud to be the most improved Progress 8 school in Derby and in October 2021, we were rated ‘good’ by Ofsted. A copy of the report can be found on our website.

“Staff have high aspirations for all pupils’ success. Leaders are determined that no child will be left behind.”
We are described as a ‘proudly inclusive school with a big heart and huge ambition’. A student-centred philosophy is supported by an unwavering commitment to the achievement of successful outcomes for each and every young person.

“The school is inclusive and welcoming to all. Pupils feel valued and cared for.”
Together with the L.E.A.D. Academy Trust, a strong and clear vision is in place - one team changing worlds. Our vision is achieved by supporting all to Aspire, Believe, Learn, Achieve. This is what we all firmly believe in and strive for at all times. The benefit of our close-knit academy community is a real team environment where people genuinely care for each other and where students and staff alike can really shine.

Arranging a visit to Da Vinci Academy

It is important that potential applicants are able to find out as much as possible about both our academy and the role as they consider making an application. We welcome visits and can be flexible around timings of the day to suit. We are committed to doing all we can to support those interested in researching more about what it is like to work in our proudly inclusive, ambitious academy as part of our ‘one team’. Pre-application visits are therefore very welcome. We can also arrange a phone call with our Headteacher or other suitable members of staff. To arrange such an informal discussion ahead of and around making an application, please email Jenny Linthwaite, Human Resources Officer jenny.linthwaite@davinciacademy.co.uk. The closing date is Monday 13th June 2022 to allow for visits around the May half term.

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