Start Date: 1 January 2024
Contract Type: Permanent / Term Time Only plus 2 INSET days and 3 plus days
Pay Grade: NJC 6-7 £23,893 - £24,294 (£20,551 - £20,896 pro rata)
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:00-16:00, Friday 8:00-15:30 (37 hours)
Closing Date: 6 December 2023
Interview Date: 11 December 2023
Do you have an interest in joining a welcoming and professional admin team that plays a key role in ensuring the smooth operation of our wonderful school? We are currently looking for an individual to serve as the friendly face of Ashton Park School as Receptionist, creating a positive initial impression for visitors, students, and staff alike. The ideal candidate should possess adaptability, confidence, good verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to maintain composure under pressure. You will need to be comfortable in using IT applications for basic administrative functions, including Microsoft Office and Google. Previous experience as a receptionist or in a school office setting is advantageous, as is familiarity with SIMS.
What Ashton Park School can offer:
- A highly collaborative department of specialists
- Committed and supportive staff body with a real sense of community
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Ashton Park Fitness Centre offers
- Cycle to Work scheme
- Free eye tests
- Access to staff sports and competitions
- Avon Pension Scheme
- Training and professional development opportunities
- Internal job market and great opportunities for progression
- Family friendly policies
- Free parking
- Staff social events
About Ashton Park Secondary School
'’The new school leadership team has been mindful of staff workload and well-being when introducing rapid change’’ Ofsted Lead Inspector
This is an exciting time to join Ashton Park School & sixth form as we embed our vision for our school to be ‘Valued in our community for our passion for learning and a commitment to excellence within a caring atmosphere built on mutual respect, and celebration of success’. In a recent Ofsted inspection, we were graded ‘Good’ in all areas.
We are looking for applicants who are passionate about students’ learning and who have an unequivocal commitment to excellence in all they do. The successful applicant will have the enthusiasm, knowledge and skills to deliver high quality student support.
Being part of the professional learning community at Gatehouse Green Learning Trust will provide the post holder with outstanding opportunities to progress and contribute to the continuing development of both school and trust.
Ashton Park is an inclusive and oversubscribed school, with over 1200 students, set in the beautiful grounds of the Ashton Court Estate in Bristol. We have many strengths including a committed team of staff who are enthusiastic and passionate about their work and supporting the young people in our care. There is a hugely impressive range of opportunities on offer for our student body. We are a very happy school community.
We truly believe Ashton Park has the potential to develop into a beacon of academic excellence over the next few years. If you are prepared for the challenge of playing a significant role in helping us achieve this and have a core belief that all students, no matter what their background or prior attainment can achieve, then we would welcome an application from you.
We wish you the very best of luck with your application and hope to meet you soon!
Please be aware that we will review applications as we receive them and reserve the right to close this posting once suitable candidates have been found. We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible in order to be considered.
Excalibur Academies Trust is an equal opportunities employer. The Trust is proud to serve a diverse student and parent community. The aims of the Trust’s recruitment policy are to ensure that the best possible staff are recruited on the basis of their merits, abilities and suitability for the position; to ensure that all job applicants are considered equally and consistently; to ensure that no job applicant is treated unfairly on any grounds including race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or religious belief, sex or sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, gender reassignment, disability or age; and to ensure that the School meets its commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people by carrying out all necessary pre-employment checks.