4 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2022

  • Application deadline

    2 December 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    25 November 2021

Job details

Job role
Education support
Working pattern
Will consider full time, part time
Permanent, part time, 23.25 hours a week, start time 8am, finish time 4pm (includes a half hour break) Monday to Wednesday, term time only Actual salary £11,025 - £11,240pa depending on experience
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
Actual salary £11,025 - £11,240pa depending on experience

Job summary

Receptionist to start January 2022

Permanent, part time, 23.25 hours a week, start time 8am, finish time 4pm (includes a half hour break). Monday to Wednesday, term time only
Actual salary £11,025 - £11,240pa depending on experience

Furze Platt is a highly successful mixed comprehensive school serving the children of Maidenhead. At Furze Platt, 1400 students of all abilities develop the skills and qualities to enable them to excel in the future. We are a highly ambitious, high-achieving and fully inclusive school in which our students are challenged and supported to achieve excellence.

We are looking for someone with experience of using IT systems and who has worked in a customer-based environment. As well as forwarding calls to relevant staff members and answering queries from parents, carers and other callers, you will be the first point of contact with all visitors into school. You would be responsible for monitoring students signing in and out of school for appointments during the school day. You will also support the HR team with ad-hoc administrative tasks such as sorting the incoming post, franking outgoing post and completing class registers on behalf of supply teachers who are covering absent teachers. You would also keep our reception area tidy and well stocked with relevant school literature which our visitors can enjoy whilst they are waiting to meet our students and staff.

This role requires someone who is professional, able to remain calm under pressure and make decisions in a busy school environment where no two days are the same. If you are an effective and confident communicator who enjoys being part of a team, we would love to hear from you.

For further information about this role and in order to complete a Support Staff Application Form please refer to our school website www.furzeplatt.com. Application forms should be returned to Kiran.smith@furzeplatt.net. Only applications submitted on the school application form will be considered.

Furze Platt Senior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Closing date: Thursday 2nd December 2021
Interviews will take place: week commencing 6th December 2021

Applying for the job

Apply on the Furze Platt Senior School application form which can be found on our current vacancies page on our website at www.furzeplatt.com

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Supporting documents

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
Secondary
School size
1407 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

About Furze Platt Senior School

Furze Platt is a highly successful mixed comprehensive school serving the children of Maidenhead. At Furze Platt, 1500 students of all abilities develop the skills and qualities to enable them to excel in the future. We are a highly ambitious, high-achieving and fully inclusive school in which our students are challenged and supported to achieve excellence. We are well placed for access, with good transport links to and from London and surrounding counties. Our school is very well resourced and equipped with many new facilities benefiting students and staff. These include a state-of-the-art theatre, gym, fitness suite and new three-storey teaching block incorporating science laboratories and classrooms. We are proud of the fact that the local community is also able to use these facilities.

We want our students to enjoy the time they spend with us by providing an education which is broad, stimulating and rewarding. We also believe passionately in music, drama, the arts and sport and have a Dance studio, two Drama studios, a recording studio and practice rooms and an all-weather astro-turf to support these. We are proud of the range of extra-curricular opportunities we provide for students outside of the classroom including Duke of Edinburgh, ski and theatre trips, visits overseas to enhance language skills and historical knowledge and many others.

We offer a friendly and harmonious campus atmosphere, with fantastic line support and a Senior Leadership Team who genuinely want to see you succeed and develop. NQTs are allocated a mentor, a reduced timetable and the opportunity to attend training sessions run by specialists from within the school. Career opportunities allowing you to grow professionally within Furze Platt include working parties and coaching for experienced teachers and leadership training for aspiring and existing middle and senior leaders.

There are excellent on-site facilities including use of a fully equipped and well-maintained gym, a café serving hot food and freshly made snacks and staff rooms with plenty of working space, your own laptop, student laptops and interactive whiteboards. As well as access to an employee advice service providing information, helpful resources and other services, we are finding ways of maintaining our community spirit and staff involvement through socially distanced initiatives, current examples being our first on-line book club, and a Furze Platt fantasy football league. In addition, freshly brewed coffee is ready for you during break-time with the occasional treat to help you through the week!

School location

Furze Platt Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 7NQ

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