Receptionist - Avishayes Primary School & Early Years Centre

  • Multiple Locations
  • Multiple Terms
  • Grade 15 points 3 - 4: £18,887 - £19,264 pro rata

Avishayes Primary School & Early Years Centre, Fairway Rise, Avishayes Road, Chard, Somerset TA20 1NS
Tel: 01460 63050

Required from September 2022.

Avishayes Primary School and Early Years Centre is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, committed and flexible Receptionist.  This role works closely with the School Business Manager and Administrative Assistant on the day-to-day office management; regularly reporting to the Headteacher. 

We are looking for a confident Receptionist who can;
- Provide effective and efficient administrative support to the school
- Work effectively as part of a team
- Provide a friendly and efficient service to parents 

Main duties will include:
- General office administration
- Welcome visitors to the school
- Answer incoming phone calls, and deal with them accordingly
- Update student records, as required
- Liaise with parents and caterers regarding online meal ordering
- Liaise with suppliers of fruit and milk to include updating the Nursery Milk Reimbursement Unit (NMRU) regarding usage 
- Record attendance data and reasons for pupil’s absence, as required
- Prepare all Early Years paperwork
- Send necessary communications to parents/carers via letters/emails/texts
- Prepare letters regarding trips as directed by trip leaders 
- To prepare and circulate Newsletter as directed by the Headteacher
- Process suspensions, as required 
- Respond appropriately to safeguarding procedures

The successful candidate needs to be very organised and enthusiastic with excellent communication skills. We are looking for someone who ideally has previous experience in the role, and is familiar with school systems. You will need to be able to work flexibly and with good humour, with the ability to prioritise effectively to meet the needs of pupils, parents/carers, staff and Governors. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
A DBS disclosure and Childcare Disqualification form are required for this post.

Application forms can be downloaded from the school website Avishayes School – Aim High, Achieve Together and emailed to 
Please apply by 9am on the closing date

Interview Date: Monday 11th July 2022 (morning) 

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Job Details

  • OrganisationOther Organisations
  • Work LocationSomersetOutside Devon
  • Work Postcode

    TA20 1NS

  • Reference


  • Occupational GroupAdministrative, Secretarial & Office Support

  • Salary Details

    Grade 15 points 3 - 4: £18,887 - £19,264 pro rata

  • Job TermPermanent
  • Appointment TypePart TimeTerm Time
  • Hours

    33.75 hours per week (8.30am – 3.45pm 30 minutes for lunch), 39 weeks per annum, is term time + 5 non-pupil days

  • Closing Date


  • DBS Check Required