Receptionist / Administrative Assistant

East Hanningfield Church of England Primary School, Chelmsford

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Job Ref No. ECC3215-53S Position Type: Administration Pay Range: Scale 5 Point 8-11
Position Start Date: 02/09/2022 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Fixed
Application Close: 15/07/2022 Midday Date of Interviews: 19th July 2022  

Job Description

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Working Pattern: 8.30am-4.30pm Thursdays and 8.30am-4.00pm Fridays. Term time only. Fixed term 1 Year.

The Governing Body are seeking to appoint an experienced Receptionist/Administrative Assistant to join our school office.

The successful candidate will undertake the following duties:

· Full reception duties

· Dealing with parental queries via telephone, e-mail or face to face

· Monitoring the "admin" e-mail account and communication platform and dealing with/passing on e-mails as appropriate

· Producing standard school letters

· Ordering stationery


. Assisting with the opening and closing of the school gate

. Assisting with minor first aid (training can be provided)

· Checking-off deliveries

. Helping to maintain the school website

· Be responsible for the school's Inventory

· Assisting with ad-hoc admin tasks as necessary

We are looking for a candidate:

Who is warm and welcoming

Who has office administrative experience (school office experience preferable but not essential)

With solid knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook and SIMS (SIMS experience preferable but not essential)

With excellent communication skills and a welcoming, positive outlook

Who is efficient, versatile and able to work on their own initiative

Who has an excellent telephone manner and can record and pass on accurate messages

Who is able to prioritise their own workload and plan effectively

Who can remain calm under pressure and have a positive, sunny disposition


We can offer:

A small and friendly whole school team

Teaching Staff who are committed to high quality teaching and learning

Office staff who are positive, supportive and hardworking

Supportive and engaged governors, parents and local community

Pupils who are friendly, polite and keen to learn

East Hanningfield CE Primary is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. This appointment is subject to satisfactory references, medical clearance and an enhanced DBS check.

Visits to the school are warmly welcome, please contact Pam Pearson on 01245 400772 to arrange.

Information about the School

East Hanningfield C of E Primary School is a happy, learning community where each individual pupil and member of staff is valued for the contribution they make to the life of our thriving school. Staff work hard to provide the very best for our pupils and in return they receive the support and training to enable them to be the best they can be. If you join our team you can be assured that you will be part of a happy, caring community of staff who put children at the heart of the learning process.

East Hanningfield C of E Primary is a great place to work. The school has 'Good' gradings for both Ofsted and SIAMS inspections (March 2019).

Visits to the school are very much welcomed, please contact Miss Pam Pearson on 01245 400772 to make an appointment to view the school.

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

Lisa Waters
The Tye
East Hanningfield, Chelmsford
Essex, CM3 8AE
Telephone: 01245 400772
Email: admin@easthanningfield.essex.sch.uk

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