Receptionist (mornings)

Hitchin Boys' School, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 1JB

This job expired on 28 January 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    28 January 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    21 January 2022

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Receptionist (mornings) job summary

School Receptionist (mornings)
25 Hours per Week
Monday to Friday, 8:00-13:00
Term Time only

Grade: H2.3 (FTE £18,562)
Actual Starting Salary £10,415

Hitchin Boys’ School (HBS) is a successful over-subscribed school with academy status. Following Ofsted's visit in September 2021, we were delighted to announce that we have once again received top marks by retaining the judgement of ‘Outstanding’.

An exciting and rare opportunity has arisen for a conscientious and enthusiastic part time Receptionist to join our friendly admin team. Working hours are Monday to Friday 8am to 1pm, term time only.

We are looking for an individual with outstanding communication skills, in particular face to face and on the phone. You will be the first point of contact, welcoming students, parents/carers and other visitors so exceptional interpersonal skills are a must. A calm and professional manner and a high degree of confidentiality are also prerequisites. 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. A good level of computer literacy is essential (Outlook/Gmail, Excel, Word).

You will need to be a team player but also be able to work independently, show great flexibility and have outstanding organisation skills. The successful candidate will hold a First Aid at Work certificate or be prepared to undergo the training provided by us to achieve this. This role requires the successful candidate to administer first aid to students, visitors or staff as required.

Previous experience working in a school environment would be desirable but not essential. You will be well supported amongst an established and friendly admin team.

Hitchin Boys’ School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check will be carried out for all posts.

Further details and an application form are available on the school website. Completed forms should be emailed to Becky Rose, PA to School Business Manager, at brose@hitchinboys.co.uk.

Closing date: 12 noon on Friday 28th January 2022

Previous candidates need not apply. We retain the right to close the deadline early if a suitable candidate is identified.

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About Hitchin Boys' School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1224 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01462 432181

Background: Hitchin Boys’ School is a high achieving, all-ability, single sex school with over 1,300 pupils (aged 11-18) on roll and a mixed sixth form, which forms part of the highly successful Hitchin Schools’ consortium.

Hitchin itself is a historic market town of approximately 35,000 inhabitants in North Hertfordshire 25 minutes from London by rail line and close to the A1(M) and M1.

The school population is a truly comprehensive ability intake and reflects the demographic of the locality with some 24% of students coming from BAME backgrounds and approximately 9% of all students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Our ethos: At Hitchin Boys’ we pride ourselves on offering a warm and friendly environment where our students are encouraged to fulfil their academic potential whilst developing a solid foundation of spiritual, social, moral and cultural awareness. Hitchin Boys’ School helps all students to achieve according to their ability, and we celebrate success in many ways other than exam grades, ensuring that all our students go on to the next step in their lives with a feeling of achievement and self-worth. We are committed to caring for each and every one of our students and helping them become well-rounded, successful young adults.

Following Ofsted's visit to Hitchin Boys' School in September 2021, we were delighted to announce that we have once again received top marks by retaining the judgement of ‘Outstanding’. Inspectors concluded that the curriculum at Hitchin Boys’ is highly ambitious for all students. It is designed very well and ensures pupils not only learn rich subject knowledge, but also grow in their awareness of the world around them. As the report noted, “The school is a calm place for pupils to learn and be themselves.” The full report is available on the school website (https://www.hbs.herts.sch.uk).

Facilities: The school is a historic site itself with Grade II listed buildings as well as state of the art facilities which opened in 2019 including a 220-seater auditorium with cutting edge recording technology

The school has consistently been over-subscribed for many years, and Hertfordshire County Council provided funding which has enabled us to increase our facilities to accommodate an additional 45 students in every new intake. This has provided some financial support to help us through these difficult times in education, it also means that there will be new roles created within the school to manage demands both academic and pastoral of these increased numbers.

Arranging a visit to Hitchin Boys' School

Email Mrs Becky Rose, PA to School Business Manager, at brose@hitchinboys.co.uk.

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