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Receptionist / Administrator

The Castle School
Taunton, Somerset
Contract Type
Full Time, Term Time
£20,812 - £21,189 FTE - pay award pending
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
28th September 2023 09:00 AM
Contract Type
Job ID
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1368432

Receptionist / Administrator 

Grade 15 (£20,812 - £21,189 FTE – pay award pending)

38 weeks per year (term time plus 3 of the 8 school INSET days)

37 hours per week

Actual starting salary £17,365

Closing date for applications:

Thursday 28th September 2023 at 9am

The Castle School requires a full-time Receptionist / Administrative Assistant to work in the school reception and provide administrative support in the main office. This post is on Grade 15 (£10.79 per hour), equivalent to £17,365 per annum and the hours of work are 8:15 – 4:15 pm Monday – Thursday and 8:15 – 3:45 on Fridays.

The Main Office is managed by Angela Broadway, Office Manager & Headteacher’s PA. In addition to this post, there are two existing Receptionist/Admin Assistants in the department.

The primary role of this post is to provide reception cover and administrative support to the School Leadership Team. Examples of tasks required are:

• Answering the phone on reception and receiving visitors

• Letter writing (eg to parents, to interview candidates, for references) – need for accuracy

• Student record keeping – electronic and paper files

• Help with administering/organising school trips eg booking coaches, venues

• Help with organising events eg Awards Evening and Presentation Evening, Open Evening etc

• Providing First Aid cover

We require someone who has a proven knowledge and experience of Microsoft packages including Word and Excel. In addition, you should have an excellent telephone manner, good communication skills, can demonstrate attention to detail and ideally have experience of working in a busy office or school environment.

In addition to the above, the school Receptionists/Admin Assistants help to provide First Aid in the absence of the Welfare Officer or to assist at busy periods. Full training will be given and a First Aid Allowance (approximately £215 per annum) is payable for this role.

Disclosure Level: Enhanced


Safeguarding Statement:

Blackdown Education Partnership is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
The Castle School

The Castle School

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Blackdown Education Partnership