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Job Ref No. ECC5448-187 Position Type: Administration Pay Range: Scale 3, Point 4-5 - Actual Salary from £16,558
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 28/09/2021 Midnight Date of Interviews: Friday 1st October 2021  

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Pay Range: Local Government Scale 3, Point 4-5

Actual Salary from: £16,558

Start Date: Immediate Start

  • Hours/Weeks: 37 hours per week / 40 weeks per year (38 weeks' term time, 1 week non pupil days and 1 week during the school holidays)

The Role:

We are looking for a customer focussed Receptionist to provide a professional and comprehensive reception service and administrative support to the School. You will be a committed and hardworking team player who will support the students, staff and parents in continuing to raise the profile and ongoing success of the department and, more widely, the School.

In particular, we are seeking an individual who will:

  • Operate the Reception Service that promotes a professional image for St Helena School
  • Meet and greet everyone who enters the school in a friendly and appropriate way
  • Signpost visitors to the appropriate member of staff and taking them to the staff member when required
  • Assist visitors with the school sign-in system
  • Process telephone calls and emails and ensuring appropriate action is taken
  • Ensure appropriate safeguarding procedures are followed

(The full details can be found in the attached Job Outline and Person Specification).

We're looking for you if you have:

  • A good standard of education.
  • A commitment to high standards of achievement from students and yourself.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to act on your own initiative.

Why work for The Sigma Trust, St Helena School?

We Can Offer You:

  • A Competitive Salary
  • Robust school CPD training programme that enables you to flourish
  • Opportunities to work with colleagues across the Trust to share resources, ideas and build collaborative relationships
  • Employee Benefits: Employee Assistance Programme, Pension Scheme, Cycle to Work Scheme and Discounted Gym Membership at selected local gyms

Additional Information:

For additional information about the Trust and this school, please visit our website

To Apply:

To apply for this post, please complete an application form, available from The Sigma Trust/this website and return it to reference 734.Please read the Notes for Applicants document attached.

  • Closing date: Midnight, Tuesday 28th September 2021
  • Interviews will take place on: Friday 1st October 2021

The Sigma Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our schools.

Information about the School

St Helena School, part of the Sigma Trust, is a highly-regarded 11-16 co-educational Academy, recognised as Good by Ofsted in 2014 and now on a journey to Outstanding. Located on 17 acres in historic Colchester, the school has a fine blend of traditional and modern facilities and opened a £2.5m new Science block in 2015, and a £2.5m all weather pitch facility in February 2016.

On 1 September 2016, the school joined The Sigma Trust, a partnership of schools with The Stanway School, The Thomas Lord Audley School, Clacton County High School, Monkwick Junior School and Monkwick Infants School and Nursery. Working in collaboration with all the schools within The Sigma Trust, St Helena has developed and enhanced its development of outstanding professional practice.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Contact Information

Sigma Trust HR Team
St Helena School
Sheepen Road, Colchester
Essex, CO3 3LE
Telephone: 01255 750913

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