Administration Assistant/Receptionist Ref:3009036


About the Role
We are seeking a friendly and organised individual to join our team as an Administration Assistant/Receptionist at Archbishop Blanch School. As the first point of contact for students, parents and visitors, you will play a crucial role in creating a positive and welcoming environment.
Your exceptional communication and organisational skills will ensure the smooth running of administrative tasks and day-to-day operations by supporting the administration and finance teams along with carrying out first aid duties as and when required.

Personal Qualities
We are looking for a candidate who will be committed to promoting the ethos and values of the school. The candidate will act with integrity, honesty, loyalty and fairness to promote positive relationships and uphold the reputation of the school. Applicants will have the ability to work under pressure and prioritise effectively in a fast-paced working environment.

Experience carrying out administrative tasks, dealing with face-to-face and telephone interactions along with working and collaborating within a team is essential.

“Archbishop Blanch School is committed to safeguarding and
promoting the welfare of children and young people”

The post holder is required to support and encourage the school’s Christian ethos and its objectives, policies and procedures as detailed in the current Staff Handbook and Policy File.

• Be the first point of contact for visitors to the school
• Assisting the admin and finance teams and members of the teaching staff in appropriate duties.
• Undertake appropriate training to become part of a team of First Aid staff within school

• Welcome parents/carers, visitors from external agencies etc at reception
• To assist with safeguarding procedures for example the signing in/out process and maintenance of record books.
• Check pupils in/out for hospital/dental appointments and signing out of sick students
• Assist in fire drills and emergency evacuation procedures
• Receive and redirect telephone calls taking accurate information
• Contact parents when requested by staff
• Assist with general administration tasks using Microsoft Office Windows and Excel and the School Management Information System
• Assist with general finance administration tasks including the processing of orders
• Carry out scanning of documents to the electronic filing system
• Maintain electronic booking systems
• Distribute and organise incoming and outgoing mail, log items for posting and use the franking machine.
• Ensure that the reception area is secure and tidy
• Carry out the duties of a First Aider as and when required.

About the School
Archbishop Blanch Church of England High School for girls in year 7-11, with a mixed sixth form, is at a very exciting stage in its development. Judged to be “Outstanding” in February 2020, behaviour is described as “impeccable”, while the school's core values were seen as critical to the success of students.

Across the board, the curriculum is ambitious and students achieve excellent results in external examinations.

The number on roll at Archbishop Blanch is increasing and the school is heavily oversubscribed.

We have state of the art facilities, an impressive staff development programme and a highly motivated student body to offer to the successful candidate.

As a faith-based school, we have an “Outstanding” SIAMS report and have recently had an extremely positive Keeping in Touch visit this academic year.

The outstanding behaviour of our students, state of the art facilities and excellent pastoral care results in many visitors commenting on the strong sense of a real community atmosphere existing within the school.

Staff morale is high, the atmosphere in the school is very positive and students’ work and behaviour in and around school reflects this.

We have strong partnerships with many external organisations and agencies including other secondary and primary schools.

We have a very strong and supportive Governing Body who take an active part in the life of the school and are fully involved in moving the school on in its journey of school improvement.

How to Apply
Application form and job specification can be found by visiting our website Please return completed application form to by 9am on Monday 4 December. Interview date to be confirmed.

£23,893.00 - £25,119.00
Closing date
How to apply
Application form and job specification can be found by visiting our website Please return completed application form to by 9am on Monday 4 December. Interview date to be confirmed.

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