Receptionist/Administrator and First Aider - Sidmouth College

  • Multiple Locations
  • Multiple Terms
  • £16,351 per annum (actual salary) (pending the 2022/23 pay award)

Sidmouth College, recently judged in May 2022 by OFSTED to be a 'Good' school with outstanding features, is seeking to appoint a friendly, enthusiastic, flexible and motivated person with excellent organisation and communication skills to join our team of administrators in Reception in November 2022.

Main duties include:
• Providing a professional first point of contact for visitors to the college, ensuring that the first impression and experience they have of Sidmouth College is positive;
• Responding to and distributing enquiries from students, parents, visitors and professionals including enquiries face-to-face, by telephone (including voice messages), fax and ‘enquiries/general office’ emails;
• Answering the telephone and taking messages, ensuring appropriate information is taken and distributed on in a timely and professional manner;
• Fielding telephone calls in accordance with set college policy;
• Accepting deliveries and liaising with all college departments;
• Co-ordinating room bookings for meeting rooms and other spaces if required and working to Sidmouth College customer service standards.

You will have the ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines and act with discretion at all times. Experience of working in an administrative role is essential and experience of working in a reception is desirable but not essential. First Aid training will be given.

Excellent interpersonal skills are essential, as well as the ability to plan and prioritise one’s own workload, and for this you will require excellent IT and administration skills and experience.

The hours of work will be 8.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Thursday and 8.30am - 4pm Friday with 1/2 hour for lunch.

If you feel that you have the required expertise and aptitude to take on this interesting and varied role, we would love to receive an application from you.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This role requires a DBS disclosure.
This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.

Further details are available on TES or (follow the link for vacancies) or by telephoning the College Reception on 01395 514823.
Please apply through TES.
Please apply by noon on the closing date.

Interview Date: w/c 10 October 2022

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Job Details

  • OrganisationDevon County Schools
  • Work LocationEast DevonDevon
  • Work Postcode

    EX10 9LG

  • Reference


  • Occupational GroupSocial Care & HealthAdministrative, Secretarial & Office Support

  • Salary Details

    £16,351 per annum (actual salary) (pending the 2022/23 pay award)

  • Job TermPermanent
  • Appointment TypeFull TimeTerm Time
  • Hours

    37 hours per week, 39 weeks per annum (term time plus inset days)

  • Closing Date


  • DBS Check Required