Reception & Admin Assistant

Janet Duke Primary School, Basildon

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Job Ref No. ECC2159-87S Position Type: Administration Pay Range: Scale 3 - Point 4 to 5
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 16/05/2022 Midnight Date of Interviews: 18 May 2022  

Job Description

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We are looking for a reliable, flexible and enthusiastic person to join our friendly office team in a supportive school to provide frontline reception duties and administrative tasks.

This is a permanent contract for 37.5 hours per week, Monday-Friday during term time. This role is set at Pay Scale 3 (with progression to 4 upon successful PMR) which equates to £19,264.00 pro-rata per annum (£16,214.10 actual per annum).


The successful candidate will have:

· An approachable, confident manner with the ability to relate and deal with enquiries from both adults and children

· Excellent organisation, interpersonal, multi-tasking and communication skills

· A flexible approach to daily tasks with the ability to work well both within a team and independently

· A clear understanding of the need for discretion and ability to maintain complete confidentiality

· Excellent literacy, numeracy and IT skills including Excel and Word

· The ability to multitask and work calmly, efficiently and accurately throughout disturbances during the day but still meet deadlines

· A positive and professional approach with the ability to use initiative and prioritise tasks

Duties will include:

· To be the first point of contact for both telephone and face to face enquiries and take messages where appropriate

· To undertake typing and word processing as required

· General administrative tasks - including some financial work

· Medical and welfare support for children

· Please see job description for more details

Previous experience of working in school administration and using school information management systems (SIMS, Pay 360) would be an advantage but is not an essential requirement, as 'in house' and relevant training will be provided for responsibilities.

Information about the School

Janet Duke Primary School is a school with high expectations and is now part of the CRESCO MAT.

We are fully committed to providing an environment where our children can acheive their full potential.

We are committed to the safeguarding, protection and welfare of all children and expect all staff to share in this commitment. The appointment will be subject to satisfactory references and enhanced DBS checks.

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

Business Manager - Mrs K Wilk
Markhams Chase
Laindon, Basildon
Essex, SS15 5LS
Telephone: 01268 543744
Email: admin@janetduke.essex.sch.uk