Receptionist / Administrative Support

The Basildon Academies, Basildon

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Job Ref No. ECC6908-700 Position Type: Administration Pay Range: Band 2 - Actual salary £24,530
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 15/07/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: 16th July 2024  

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We wish to appoint a personableReceptionist / Administrative assistant to support our diligent and hard-working reception team.

This post is presently based at our Lower academy. However, staff can be redeployed to either site dependent upon operational needs.

Salary Range: Salary Band 2: £24,530 - £25,756(Actual starting salary £22,456.10with annual performance based increments)

Working weeks: 41 weeks (Term time + 2 weeks in school holidays)
Working Hours: Hours between 07:30-16:30 Monday - Friday (37 hours per week)

The Receptionist is the first point of contact for the students, parents and visitors, and the appointed Receptionist/Admin Support will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the busy main reception area. General duties include placing, receiving, and routing calls across both academies, dealing with students' queries, meeting and greeting parents and visitors alike, relaying messages effectively and efficiently, and supporting the administration team with general admin tasks such as preparing letters, booking appointments, typing, photocopying, filing, opening mailetc within the reception office.

As part of the remit, you will also be responsible for works within the reprographics department, working to fulfil the printing requirements across the academies, including promotional material, classwork, and internal examination documents alongside the wider reception team.

To be successful in applying for this role you will have:

· 5 GCSE's at A*-C or equivalent,including English and Maths (Desirable)
· previous experience of working within a busy reception or front of house area
· have excellent communication skills
· be computer-literate (MS Office)
· be a team player who is able to perform under pressure
· have a friendly can-do approach

To apply, please complete the application form and submit it for the attention of Dani Silk, Recruitment

Closing Date: Monday 15th July 2023 at 0900am
Interviews: Tuesday 16th July 2023

Position Available: 02nd September 2024 or Sooner

The Basildon Academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect their staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to DBS checks.

We reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications or are able to fill the position faster than originally anticipated.

Information about the School

The Basildon Academies is focused upon developing the whole child; our curriculum has been developed to enable our students to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills so that they will become lifelong learners. This includes opportunities for linguistic, mathematical, scientific, technical, human, social, physical and artistic learning so that students make progress in a wide range of subjects.

We set high expectations of all our students and this, in turn, ensures we create a positive climate for learning in which every student can reach their full potential. Our Academy is a calm, orderly and purposeful environment where students enjoy their learning, make good progress and feel safe.

Our Sixth Form is a major part of the academy with the structure modelling itself on developing independent learning skills like those seen in universities which allows students to continue their studies in their specialist subject areas. Students are very much encouraged to become mature adults being engaged in many aspects of the life of the academy which further develops those much needed skills to go on into university or the world of work.

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

Dani Silk
Wickford Avenue
Pitsea, Basildon
Essex, SS13 3HL
Telephone: 01268 498800