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  • Start date details

    From 1st October 2023

  • Closing date

    29 September 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    7 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£22,777.00 Annually (FTE)

School Receptionist and Administrator job summary

Location: Cutteslowe Primary School within The River Learning Trust, OX2 7SX

Contract Details: 8:00 am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday (37.5 hours per week)  Permanent term time contract to include  5 INSET Days plus 2 weeks in the Summer Holiday. 

Main purpose of role:

We are looking to appoint someone to work in our busy school office. Duties are wide and varied which include: managing communications between school and home, ensuring admissions to the school run smoothly, assisting with attendance issues, compiling and providing reports, liaising with staff and other professionals, coordinating and organising school events and meetings, providing general administration support.

The successful candidate will be someone who:

  • Has excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Can provide front line representation of the Academy both face to face and by answering calls and taking enquiries
  • Can prioritise and work well under pressure
  • Has the ability to respond well to unexpected changes on a daily basis and is comfortable juggling many different requests
  • Is well organised with excellent IT Skills
  • Has excellent attention to detail ensuring accuracy at all times
  • Works as part of a team and flexibly
  • Shows a keen interest in playing a full part in the life of our school community.

What we can offer:

Education has the power to change lives, communities and society for the better. At RLT we believe that we can achieve more for our pupils, trainees, staff and communities by working together rather than alone. Schools in RLT are united by a common belief in the benefits of working together, and by our commitment to shared principles.

OUR VISION is for our schools and SCITT to improve rapidly, continuously and sustainably: to be better faster together.

OUR ‘WHY?’ is that children and young people ‘only get one go’ in school and therefore as part of RLT we aim to ensure the best possible ‘go’ for our pupils.

OUR ‘HOW?’ is through the highest support and challenge for our schools and each other, underpinned by our principles.

Our employees benefit from a wide variety of support including extensive  continuing professional learning and development opportunities, wellbeing and staff networks and access to Defined Benefit Pension Schemes (TPS and LGPS) for all staff. For more information on what it is like to work for the Trust, and the benefits you could access, please see our “Working in RLT” guide.

This role includes regulated activity relevant to children.

How to apply, the closing date and where to find further details:

The school reserves the right to consider and interview candidates ahead of the closing date if appropriate. An offer may be made to an exceptional candidate in this instance. 

The deadline for applications is Friday 29th September 2023. Applications should be submitted via our recruitment portal MyNewTerm.  Should you wish for a confidential conversation with Lee Smith School Business Manager, about the role prior to an application, then please email lsmith@cuttesloweprimary.org

The River Learning Trust and  Cutteslowe Primary School  are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and preventing extremism.   The Trust is required to conduct a variety of checks and online searches about you as part of their recruitment process in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. It is an offence to apply for certain roles within schools if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

For all RLT Safer Recruitment Documentation candidates should click on the following link RLT Safer Recruitment Documents for Candidates. Please see our website for up to date policies including our Child Protection and Behaviour Policies. 

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. For further guidance for applicants click on this link List of offences that are not filtered

Closing date - Friday 29th September at 12:00pm

Shortlisting date - Friday 29th September

Interview date -  Wednesday 4th October

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)
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.

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About Cutteslowe Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
319 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

School location

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