38 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    1 September 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    4 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Administration, HR, data and finance

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£20,676.00 - £21,851.00 Annually (Actual) L3

School Receptionist job summary

St Matthew’s are looking for a School Receptionist to join our friendly office team.


As a four form entry school, St Matthew’s can offer you an office team to work in whilst also recognising that you will have our own experiences and we welcome new ideas.

Whilst St Matthew’s is a large primary school, it has a calm, personal and happy atmosphere. We are a big school with small community habits and pride ourselves on everyone’s personal, academic and professional well-being and this is a cornerstone of our ethos. The sense of being in an ambitious, supportive family is often commented on by children, parents and staff alike.

From our new School Administrator and Receptionist we would ask you to:

  • Have experience of administration systems ideally within a school environment

  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders

  • Understand the need for high levels of confidentiality, discretion and integrity in the school environment

  • Demonstrate professionalism and accuracy in all aspects of the role

  • Have the ability to build productive and collaborative relationships

  • Have excellent IT skills

  • Be organised, have excellent attention to detail and be able to work to competing deadlines

  • Understand the need for a culture of safeguarding in all aspects of school business

  • Be versatile and forward thinking

In return we can offer you:

  • A truly child centred, friendly and holistic school

  • A strong team and school community

  • A safe and nurturing environment for our staff as well as our pupils

  • A supportive and solution focused SLT who are dedicated to school improvement

As well as:

  • Progression pathways

  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme

  • Comprehensive whole school and individual CPD programme

  • Onsite parking

  • A well-equipped staff room, access to school lunches and a central location with many amenities in very short walking distance

  • Cycle to Work scheme

We all know a picture speaks a thousand words and a visit to St Matthew’s is the only way to understand why you will want to work here. Call Amy Ingleby on 01582 723970 ext 2012 to arrange a visit.


Whatever your situation, we’d love to hear from you, so apply now and take the next step to becoming part of our St Matthew’s team.


This role is 37 hours a week 8:30am-4:30pm, term time plus INSET days.


The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS). CVs will not be accepted for any posts based in schools.



Commitment to safeguarding

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS). CVs will not be accepted for any posts based in schools.

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About St Matthew's Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
833 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

St Matthew’s Primary School is a popular, oversubscribed and happy school full of enthusiastic and well behaved children eager to have fun learning. We are a well-resourced and energetic school which is well supported by parents, governors and the wider community.

Alongside our mainstream provision we host a Behaviour Provision on behalf of the Central Area Partnership (CAP), made up of nine schools.This provision supports children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs that can make full time mainstream education difficult for them. The aim of the provision is to provide an environment, pastoral and educational experience that keeps them moving forward in their learning but focuses specifically on their personal, social and emotional development.

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