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Receptionist - Booker Park Primary School

  • Location: Aylesbury Vale
  • Ref: FS10795
  • Closing date: 24th September 2019
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Working hours: Part Time
  • Salary: See advert for detail


Booker Park Primary Special School, Aylesbury


Post required as soon as possible

Monday to Friday 9.00am to 2.00pm

Term-Time only, 39 weeks per year

Bucks Pay Range 1, £16,032 to £18,305 (pro-rata)

Actual Salary Range £9,918 to £10,489 based on 25 hours per week

About Us

Part of the Vale Federation of Schools, Booker Park Primary School is a special school which caters for children with a broad diversity of complex needs including Profound and Multiple, Severe and Moderate Learning Difficulties. Almost half of the pupils have an additional diagnosis of an autistic spectrum condition. The school reception is the hub of the school providing a warm, friendly welcome, promoting the feeling of safety and well-being to all our visitors. Reporting to the HR and Office Manager, the successful applicant will be the first point of reference for telephone enquiries, parents/carers and all other visitors.  Enjoy the benefits of working within Bucks County Council including financial rewards and discounts on purchases from local shops, cafes and restaurants, pension scheme and a 24 hour free, confidential Employee Assistance Programme.

About the role

We are looking for a receptionist who will be the first point of contact for parents, pupils and all visitors to the school both face to face and on the telephone.  You will be juggling the demands of a busy reception desk whilst welcoming visitors, signing them in using the electronic visitors’ entry system, producing visitors’ passes and checking and recording ID as necessary.  You will have responsibility for bringing together articles for the School Newsletter and ensuring that staff data on SIMS is kept up-to-date.   Other duties will include typing letters to parents, sorting daily incoming post and the prompt checking and distribution of deliveries, all of which contribute to the smooth running of the school office. External and internal training is provided as appropriate to the role and continued professional development of our staff is encouraged.

See Attached Job Description.

About you

In order to carry out this role you will need strong communication skills and be able to record and give accurate information.  You will have a friendly, easy going personality.  Having a disciplined and unflustered nature and being able to multi task is essential. Ideally, you will have experience of working in a similar role, being part of a team as well as being able to work independently.  You will need experience of Microsoft packages including Word and Excel and having an artistic flair may be a benefit. Although experience of using SIMS is desirable training will be given to the right candidate.  You will be able to interact appropriately with the school community including parents, staff and children who visit reception on a daily basis.  The ability to travel to our other sites would also be an advantage.

See attached Person specification.

Other Information

If you are trustworthy and reliable and are looking for a varied and rewarding role, please contact Sue Haywood, HR & Office Manager, 01296 427221.  Visits to the school are strongly encouraged. For further information on our recruitment process please visit our website at https://www.thevalefederation.com/careers/recruitment-process/

Completed applications should be emailed to: recruitment@thevalefederation.com

Closing date & interview

Closing date:             Tuesday 24th September 2019.  Any applications received after this time may be rejected. CVs alone will not be accepted. 

Interview date:          To be confirmed.  If you have not been contacted by the interview date, you must assume that your application has, on this occasion, been unsuccessful. 

School address and website

School Address:       Stoke Leys Close

                                    Aylesbury Bucks

                                    HP21 9ET                  

Office Tel:                  01296 427221     

Email:                         recruitment@thevalefederation.com             

Website:                     www.thevalefederation.com

The Vale Federation of School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children which will be reflected throughout recruitment.  All posts are subject to pre-employment checks, satisfactory references will be sought and successful candidates will need to undertake an enhanced DBS check and online health check.

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