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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    8 February 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    14 December 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type


Actual salary

£19,245 - £19,543

Pay scale

Grade B Steps 1-3

What skills and experience we're looking for

In this key position, you will manage the day-to-day running of all aspects of reception administration, in a professional, effective and efficient manner.

Your primary duties will be to:

  • Act as the first point of call for all general parent/student/staff and visitor enquiries received either by telephone, email or in person
  • Ensure the reception area is clean and tidy and projects a professional image
  • Welcome all visitors to the school courteously and professionally, ensuring they have appropriate security checks and sign in and out in accordance with school procedures
  • Organise the school’s stationery orders
  • Be part of the end of day procedure team, ensuring all students leave the school in a timely manner on the correct mode of transport

The successful candidate will contribute to the positive ethos of the school and will:

  • Have a good standard of general education including GCSE English & Maths
  • (or equivalent)
  • Have experience of working in a school reception/office environment or in a reception/office environment
  • Have a friendly and calm approach, even under pressure
  • Have excellent customer service skills with a proactive ‘can do attitude’, that offers flexibility
  • Have excellent IT skills and experience of using Microsoft Office suite, particularly Word and Excel
  • Be able to demonstrate sensitivity, tact and resilience when dealing with challenging circumstances
  • Empathise with our students and be sympathetic to their needs

What the school offers its staff

Dove House is a popular, successful, and highly regarded school for students with moderate learning difficulties, aged between 11-19. We are proud to be an outstanding school (Ofsted 2019) but retain our passion to keep moving forward.

We are guided by the simple question “Have I made a difference today?” in fact, everything we do at Dove House is designed to make a difference to our students and their families.

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, confident person to join our fantastic Business, Administration and Finance team as our Receptionist.

We are able to offer on-site parking, pension scheme, health and wellness support programme, onsite fitness gym.

Further details about the role

Equal Opportunities

Dove House School Academy Trust is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.

As a provider of employment and education, we value the diversity of our staff and students, and all our staff are equally valued and respected. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff.

Disclaimer: You are advised to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close a vacancy earlier than the advertised date, if we have received sufficient applications that meet the criteria, or a suitable candidate is found.

Commitment to safeguarding

Dove House School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.
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About Dove House School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
School size
246 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

School for children with moderate learning difficulties and autism

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