Deadline is tomorrow

  • Start date details

    June 2024

  • Closing date

    20 May 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    7 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Administration, HR, data and finance

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Working pattern

Part time, term time: 28 hours per week Tuesday - Friday. Term-time plus one week (39 weeks per year)

Contract type

Fixed term - To May 2025 in the first instance

Actual salary

£14,807 to £15,053

What skills and experience we're looking for

Outwood Academy Valley are seeking a friendly, professional and efficient Receptionist/Student Information Desk Receptionist to join their business and administration team. This is a forward facing role and the successful candidate should provide exceptional front of house service for our Academy. You must be approachable and welcoming along with having excellent organisational skills. The successful candidate will be confident and have great communication skills with an understanding of safeguarding children. This is initially a temporary contract until May 2025, with a view to the role becoming permanent. The 4 working days will be split as follows:

Tuesday - Student Information Desk Receptionist

Wednesday to Friday - Receptionist (Main Reception)

Duties include communicating with other academy staff to ensure pupils receive the support they require, dealing with queries from parents, composing academy letters, preparing items for postage and ensuring all visitors to the academy follow the sign in procedure and have the appropriate security clearance.

You will also act as a first contact for student services and signpost enquirers to appropriate support, providing a professional and effective student reception provision and provide general administrative support as required.

Full training and support will be given for the right candidate.

When completing your application, please give due regard to the attached Job Description and Person Specification. Please note that all of the essential criteria listed on the Person Specification will be used to shortlist candidates for interview. If you do not demonstrate and or/evidence that you meet all of the essential criteria, you will not be selected for an interview.

What the school offers its staff

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS - WHAT DO WE OFFER AS AN EMPLOYER?Outwood Grange Academies Trust supports colleagues by funding an extensive range of accredited training courses and apprenticeship opportunities up to Masters level. We also offer:Your starting salary with annual increments plus inflation linked increases. The starting salary within the grade advertised will be dependent upon your experience. You will also receive:

  • A comprehensive induction and training process
  • Automatic enrolment into an increasingly rare and valuable defined Local Government Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution rates
  • Flexible family friendly policies from day one
  • Enhanced occupational benefits available (such as maternity, adoption and parental leave) with no qualifying period
  • Holidays: A minimum of 25 days plus bank holidays (this increases with length of service)
  • A range of working patterns are available dependant upon the role

Automatic enrolment into our Employee Assistance Programme which gives you and your family members free access to:

  • Specialist information on a wide range of work-life issues
  • Emotional support and counselling for a wide range of personal and work issues
  • Legal guidance
  • Financial guidance and debt counselling
  • Child and dependent care support and advice
  • Support for managers

We are also a wellbeing employer with a dedicated wellbeing policy and menopause policy along with menopause champions based in our academies. Other benefits include:

  • Free flu vaccinations
  • Free onsite parking
  • Employee discounts such as competitively priced Synergy Car Leasing
  • Access to various discount sites

Outwood Grange Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments are made in accordance with safer recruitment practices and the statutory guidance in Keeping Children Safe in Education. Online checks will be carried out on all shortlisted candidates, and all appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check, satisfactory references and checks regarding suitability to work with children.We reserve the right to close advertisements early. Advertisements will therefore close at 12 noon, either on the advertised closing date, or the day the decision has been taken to close the advertisement early.For more information on Outwood and a message from our CEO please clickhereOutwood Grange Academies Trust (OGAT) is an education charity and not-for-profit sponsor of primary, junior and secondary academies. We are a dynamic organisation, recognised nationally as one of the highest performing family of schools in the North of England, and we currently sponsor over 40 schools.Our educational blueprint has been developed through leading and supporting schools over many years.We have used this successful blueprint to sponsor academies and have a transformational effect on children’s life chances within very quick timescales.We feel strongly that academies should enhance the education provision of the community they serve, in addition to driving up standards and playing a central role in regeneration. This is because we believe that improving the life chances of young people is essential to developing a strong local and national economy.We are now comprised of over 40 schools who work together to ensure that all children, irrespective of their starting point, receive an excellent education. We pride ourselves on meeting the needs of children in our care, including the most vulnerable or challenging.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
medical
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

Applying for the job

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About Outwood Academy Valley

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1741 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01909 475121

Outwood Academy Valley is an oversubscribed 11 - 18 academy in the North of Nottinghamshire at the gateway to the famous Dukeries, including Clumber Park. Situated in Worksop, a vibrant town with a historic market centre, mining heritage and growing commuter links for nearby cities, including Sheffield.

Arranging a visit to Outwood Academy Valley

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