Receptionist

Dame Alice Owen's School, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, EN6 2DU

15 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    31 August 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    28 July 2022

Job details

Working pattern

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  • Term Time plus 2 weeks holiday working in August Monday, Wednesday & Friday 12.30pm – 5pm (13.5 hours per week)

Contract type

Permanent

Annual or full time equivalent salary

19,650

Actual salary

6,269

Receptionist job summary

We reserve the right to make an appointment before the closing date, so early applications are encouraged.

The governors of this highly successful, partially selective, mixed school, wish to invite applications for the post of Receptionist to join our busy support staff team. This is a vital position with responsibility to ensure all our visitors are treated courteously and appropriately whilst upholding the school’s stringent safeguarding procedures. Reception experience gained in a large secondary school /academy is desirable but not essential. The post will appeal to a flexible, enthusiastic, proactive and conscientious person who can work alone as well as part of a team, showing their own initiative.

The school is situated on an attractive 35-acre site in the Green Belt, has excellent facilities and is committed to an extensive programme of staff development. Central London is easily reached by rail from Potters Bar and the school is close to motorway links.

The Governing Body is committed to admitting the children of staff in line with our admissions procedures.

Please download our Support Staff application form from our website to make your application. Please note that applications cannot be considered unless the application is completed in full. We are not able to accept CVs for any posts based in school. To apply, please email your completed application forms together with a covering letter stating why you are well placed to take this position at our school to recruitment@damealiceowens.herts.sch.uk by noon, Wednesday 31st August 2022.

Applying for the job

Please download our Support Staff application form from our website to make your application. Please note that applications cannot be considered unless the application is completed in full. We are not able to accept CVs for any posts based in school. To apply, please email your completed application forms together with a covering letter stating why you are well placed to take this position at our school to recruitment@damealiceowens.herts.sch.uk by noon, Wednesday 31st August 2022.

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About Dame Alice Owen's School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1447 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Dame Alice Owen’s School is a mixed, partially selective secondary school with over 1,440 registered pupils and a vibrant and highly successful sixth form. Our school was founded 400 years ago by Dame Alice Owen, a remarkable philanthropist with an unusually modern vision for education. She established the first school in Islington and as demand outstripped space, it moved to its current setting in the Hertfordshire countryside. Because of its roots and its close and important relationship with the Worshipful Company of Brewers, there are 20 places each year for 11-year-old students from Islington. It also offers 65 places to the highest scoring applicants who sit the entrance exam each year and a further 10 places for the most talented or able musicians who apply for a place in Year 7. The remainder of the places in an annual cohort of 200 go to siblings, local pupils on the basis of proximity to the school and to those with priority need.
It is this combination of students and its truly outstanding record of achievement and added value that makes our school such a special place. It is oversubscribed by 5 applicants per place every year. Our dedicated staff, parents’ association, governing body and school (staff and student) leaders constantly appraise and re-appraise the various aspects of school life, learning and achievement so we are never complacent. Our school faces the usual challenges of all educational establishments in the public sector, and ensuring that their impact is felt least by the students is a key objective.
We were delighted to be recognised as The Sunday Times Regional School of the Decade in November 2020 and the country’s highest ranking non-fully selective state school of the year in 2021. Securing a place at Owen’s has been described as “winning the lottery” in the Good School Guide and “the golden ticket” in Tatler. Our school benefits from some of the most able students in the country. Many of our school leavers from Year 13 have offers from top universities to choose from, including on average 20 places at Oxbridge each year.
Our Foundress left a number of fields in the then village of Islington to the care of the Worshipful Company of Brewers which now generate over one million pounds of additional income for the school annually, to support the school and especially the Sports Department. This creates a very special ethos and fosters the very positive staff working environment. The students and staff benefit from a number of traditions including Beer Money, staff awards and Visitation.

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