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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    1 July 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    13 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Administration, HR, data and finance

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time, term time: Full time for 37 hours per week - term time only

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Between £22737 to £23114

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint a talented Receptionist to support our admin team at St Mary’s. The post is offered on a full-time permanent role, to commence in September 2024 on a term time only basis.

This would be a fantastic opportunity to develop your administrative and customer service skills. Further details of the post are outlined in this information pack.

Line managed by the Academy Operations Manager, the role of Receptionist involves meeting and greeting anyone who comes to the school. This includes visitors, staff, parents and students into school. The receptionist works as part of the office team led by Deborah Papa and line managed by Helen Holden.

The role is vital as our receptionist is the first point of contact for visitors to our Academy. It is important to provide a professional and welcoming front-facing service.




● Ability to relate well and develop positive relationships with adults and students
● Ability to work constructively as part of a team and to show individual initiative
● Ability to manage competing priorities on a daily basis


● Experience of general administrative or reception duties is desirable but not essential

Attitude / Approach

●A calm, professional manner and a good sense of humour is essential
● A willingness to be part of the whole school and to contribute to its ethos
● Flexibility, reliability and honesty
● An excellent attendance and punctuality record. (Please note that excellent attendance is considered to be 95% attendance over the past two years. Directors will take note of one-off illnesses/absences and individual circumstances)

What the school offers its staff

St. Mary’s is a highly regarded, oversubscribed and successful school with:

  • A caring ethos and high standards.
  • An Outstanding Diocesan Inspection Report (March 2017)
  • A full Ofsted Inspection of St Mary’s in May 2022 was extremely positive and confirmed that St Mary’s Catholic Academy continues to be good in all areas. You can read a copy of the report on the Academy's website.
  • An outstanding induction programme, friendly staff, high quality professional cover supervisors, ICT technicians and admin support and a strong family ethos which make St. Mary’s a great place to work.
  • State of the art facilities housed in our £22.5 million pound refurbished campus.
  • Staff wellbeing is also a key part of our success as a school. Staff are able to take advantage of the Schools Advisory Service Wellbeing package which offers access to Counselling, 24 hour GP helpline, Health advice and support, Physiotherapy advice and a range of other services

We would be delighted to receive your application.

Commitment to safeguarding

BEBCMAT is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all learners, staff and visitors.

All posts are subject to:
● Medical clearance
● Verification of qualifications and National Insurance number.
● Two references including a judgement about suitability to work with children.
● A member of the interview panel will be trained in implementing Child Protection procedures.
● In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023, online search be carried out.
For teaching positions, barred list checks and prohibition from teaching checks will be carried out.
For leadership positions, section 128 checks will be performed.

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About St Mary's Catholic Academy

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1205 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01253 396286

St Mary's is a highly regarded oversubscribed Catholic Academy in Blackpool in the Diocese of Lancaster.

The school is very much a Catholic family where everyone works together to support and challenge one another to be the best they can be.

Our Catholic Ethos, founded on the hallmarks of:
Catholic Caring Community Challenge
is key to our success. Students and staff are all encouraged, as our mission statement states, to grow in wisdom, understanding, self-esteem and closeness to God. Many of our staff and students are Catholic or Christian, we are joined by a number of staff and students who aren’t, anyone is welcome to come and be part of our family as long as they are willing to support and contribute to the ethos and success of the Academy.

Arranging a visit to St Mary's Catholic Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email admin@st-mary.blackpool.sch.uk.

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