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Receptionist and Communications Administrator

Salfords Primary School
Redhill, Surrey
Contract Type
Full Time, Term Time
£15,485 - £18,152
Start Date
1st September 2022
10th July 2022 11:59 PM
Contract Type
Job ID
Job Reference
Sal- Ass05/22-CK
Start Date
1st September 2022
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1241482

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our fantastic office team at Salfords Primary School. We have recently secured a Good rating with Ofsted, which includes 2 areas of Outstanding.

We invite applications from enthusiastic people who would like to be part of our creative and passionate team. Visits to the school are warmly welcomed in advance of application. You will be offered different opportunities to develop your career within a school as we continue to Grow, Learn and Flourish within GLF Schools.

Your opportunity

We are looking for a new Office team member to enable us to support growth and learning. At Salfords, we pride ourselves on the commitment and dedication of the entire staff body and we proudly promote our passion and desire to assist in the educational development and enhancement of each and every child within our school. We are looking for individuals that are passionate, enthusiastic and committed to a career within education and childcare.

About Salfords Primary School

Our Mission

We believe in the development of the whole child. This will be achieved within a calm, caring, and safe environment. We have high expectations of everyone to ensure children reach their full potential. We believe it is essential to treat people equally through equality of opportunity regardless of gender, race, special needs or disability. Learning and Teaching will be differentiated to take account of individual needs by matching it to the appropriate stage of the child’s physical, social and cultural development needs. Every child will benefit from a varied curriculum presented in an interesting, exciting and imaginative manner centred on first-hand experience.

Our Vision

To become a great school, where children love learning, enjoy school and aspire to succeed academically, socially and emotionally. To be at the heart of our community working with parents to access learning which supports our children to grow, learn and flourish.

Our Values

  • Strive for Excellence
  • Respect for others
  • Have the Courage to try
  • Treat people with Kindness

We believe that everyone learns best when they are happy and we aim to achieve this through our school values of excellence, respect, courage and kindness. We look forward to working with the whole school community as we continue the school’s journey to excellence.

What we are looking for

  • Welcome all visitors to our school and ensure the school policy for safeguarding is adhered, ensuring completion of visitor badges and monitoring access to restricted areas.
  • Answer the telephone, filter calls and emails, to take messages and make sure they are delivered in a timely fashion.
  • Edit and upload the weekly newsletter.
  • Prepare the school diary and keep it updated and staff informed through a weekly sheet.
  • Support the admin for the SENCo and Co-Headteachers.
  • Maintain the reception area including updating of notice boards and literature.
  • Deal with first aid (including ensuring sufficient first aid supplies).
  • Respond to child enquiries, including late children, requests to leave school during the school day and sick children, referring to the teacher as required.
  • Be willing to assist the Co-Headteachers or Leadership Team as required.
  • Administer medication to children and receive appropriate training as required.
  • To participate in the school’s Continued Professional Development Dialogue (CPDD) process.
  • Keep parents updated with letters and texts in a timely manner.
  • Ensure the management and monitoring of the school website is kept up to date weekly.

Why work at Salfords Primary School

  • A supportive and approachable leadership and management team.
  • An exciting opportunity to develop your skills within a very good school.
  • Job satisfaction.
  • On-site mentors and support.
  • An expanding network of Nurseries and Schools across our Educational Trust.

Thrive in a career at GLF Schools

GLF Schools is a dynamic, forward thinking and rapidly expanding Academy Trust with many career opportunities for new and existing staff.

Each school in our Trust has its own individual identity, while benefiting from the expertise that comes from dedicated and experienced regional and Trust teams. Our schools serve to meet the needs of its own local community yet all are united in their core purpose of providing an outstanding educational experience.

GLF Schools has a generous employment offer which allows our colleagues to Grow, Learn and Flourish.

Our offer includes:

  • Continuous Professional Development
  • Work life and family friendly policies
  • Flexible Working
  • Staff Wellbeing
  • Career Pathways and Talent Management
  • Staff Benefits
  • Community and Collaboration
  • Valued Worker Scheme

The Details

36 hours per week (Monday - Friday, 8:00 -15:45) 39 weeks per year (Term time)
Salary: £15,485 - £18,152 actual (FTE £18,000 - £21,100)
Closing date for applications: 10th July 2022
Interview date: TBC - ASAP


Safeguarding Statement:

GLF Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

As a Trust, we are happy to discuss flexible working opportunities. GLF Schools recognises and celebrates the diversity of its schools and their communities. There is a shared commitment across the Trust to develop further a culture of respect, where discrimination is not tolerated, and individuals are treated equitably and fairly and feel a sense of belonging. We strive for an inclusive environment where staff, children and students are comfortable to express their own identity, should they wish, in which diversity and inclusion is of mutual benefit for everyone in our schools. We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups including those based on ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.

We also reserve to right to interview shortlisted candidates ahead of the closing date.

Please be advised that references may be requested on receipt of your application. Please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interviews have taken place

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