Preston Park is a thriving four form entry, fully inclusive and diverse community school set in the heart of Wembley, Brent. At Preston park we are proud to educate children from all over the world, bringing ‘one world under one roof’ for truly inspirational learning experiences. Teaching and learning is at the heart of everything we do at Preston Park. We are committed to ensuring that children achieve excellence, enjoy their time at school and develop into confident, resilient and independent learners. Our school is well resourced with rich indoor and outdoor learning environments comprising of bright classrooms, spacious playgrounds, wildlife nature reserve and a sensory quad area. Preston Park are looking to become a recognised school leading on STEAM, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths. Preston Park’s approach to learning is through a creative curriculum and the school has specialist teachers in Science, Music, Art and Modern Foreign Languages who provide PPA cover to our teachers.
We are looking for a committed outstanding Receptionist to join our team in the busy school front office. The successful candidate will act as gatekeeper to the school, as well as carrying out a number of important administrative responsibilities within the school.
Responsibilities will include:
•Working with visitors, pupils, staff and parents and liaising as necessary with outside agencies, so an ability to interact professionally on a number of levels is important.
•Monitoring access to the site, ensuring visitors sign in and out in accordance with safeguarding procedures
•Undertaking typing, word-processing, spreadsheets, databases and other IT- based tasks.
•Ensure school communication is sent out in a timely manner
•Administer payments for school trips, meals, clubs and other purchases on Parentpay
The receptionist role is varied and interesting with opportunities to develop professional skills. Further details on the role are provided in the Job Description.
We are looking for an individual who can share the founding vision and ethos for Preston Park, (please visit the school and look on the school’s website). The successful candidate:
- Must be excited by the chance to contribute to Preston Park Primary and driven to do what it takes to succeed.
- should be computer literate and able to operate a range of basic resources and equipment, including computers and photocopiers.
- must be able to absorb and understand a wide range of information and have the patience and ability to converse with parents and provide advice and information in accurate spoken English.
- should be able to work flexibly and part of a team, as the receptionist role is part of a very busy school office.
Salary: Scale 2 (Points 3-4) £18,065.00 - £18,426.00 pro rata plus LW £1925.00 pro rata
Actual Salary: £15,851.00 - £16,137.00 (including London Weighting)
Hours: 8:30 – 4:00pm term time only
Interviews: September 2019 – exact date to be confirmed
Start date: As soon as possible
Please fill out Brent’s application form (CV’s are not accepted) and forward to the school
Brent Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Successful applicants will be required to undergo a DBS check.
Preston Park Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate must be able to satisfy an enhanced disclosure check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)