Receptionist and PA to Deputy Headteacher

Southend High School for Boys, Southend-on-Sea
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Job Ref No. ECC8825446-163S Position Type: Administration Pay Range: Scale 4.6 (£20,043 FTE, pro-rated for term time)
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 30/06/2022 Midnight Date of Interviews: as soon as possible  

Job Description

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We are seeking an enthusiastic, flexible and self-motivated person to join us on a permanent basis as soon as possible.

This is a term time only post to work 39 weeks of the year, including non-pupil days.

The successful candidate will be required to provide efficient receptionist and PA duties, and some administrative support, within the main office. They will be required to work on their own initiative, work to deadlines and remain calm under pressure.

Excellent organisational and IT skills are required and good interpersonal skills are a must.

The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.


The successful candidate will be eligible for the following benefits upon commencement of employment:

Auto-enrolment into a contributory pension scheme (TPS for teachers and LGPS for support staff)

Free on-site parking
Access to excellent catering facilities when the kitchen is operational
CPD through internal and external providers
Salary sacrifice schemes such as Cycle to Work
Access to Occupational Health
Eye care vouchers
Free use of the sports facilities

Key Information for candidates regarding terms and conditions:

Hours per week: 37 hours to be worked over five days (Monday to Friday).

Working pattern: 8.00am to 4.30pm from Monday to Thursday and 8.00am to 4.00pm on Friday (with a one hour unpaid lunch break every day).

Working weeks per year: 39 weeks during term time, including non-pupil days.

Location: The post is based in the school.

Start date: Required as soon as possible.

Pay: The post is paid on Essex Schools' Local Government Pay Scale 4, point 6 (within range 6-7). The full time equivalent pay for this Scale is £20,043 when working 52.14 weeks per year. The actual salary for this term time post based on the hours and weeks worked outlined above will be £17,106.13 per year. These figures include the holiday pay entitlement for someone with less than 5 years' service. Holiday will be deemed to be taken during school closure periods. There is no entitlement to take holiday during term time. Employees are paid monthly in twelve equal months per year.

Probation: All individuals new to employment with the academy/academy trust/Essex County Council will be required to satisfactorily complete a six month probationary period.

Please go to the school's vacancies page at to view the full job description, person specification and download an application form.

Information about the School

At Southend High School for Boys, talent is nurtured and learning is valued. Challenge is welcomed, participation is expected and achievement is prized. Pupils are happy, and prosper at the school.

We are an oversubscribed grammar school, complimented on our latest (2015) outstanding OFSTED inspection on all aspects, including our success in promoting good pupil attitudes and behaviour.

As a grammar school, high academic expectations are central to our purpose, and these are sustained through an extensive programme of support and guidance. Pupils develop their confidence and enthusiasm through a wide range of creative, sporting and other endeavours.

Southend High School for Boys stands on a superb site within walking distance of Prittlewell Station and the centre of Southend. Pupils retain fond memories of their years at the school, and stay in contact for many years.

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

Louise Kent, HR Manager
Prittlewell Chase, Southend-on-Sea
Essex, SS0 0RG
Telephone: 01702 606200

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