Academic Secretary (Pastoral), Sonning-on-Thames

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Reading Blue Coat SchoolSonning-on-Thames

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Excellent salary and benefits package, dependent on qualifications and experience
Contract term: Permanent

 An Independent Day School for Boys with a Co-Educational Sixth Form 

Founded in 1646, Reading Blue Coat School is a leading independent day school of 490 boys aged 11 – 16, with a further 270 students in the co-educational Sixth Form. The School is located on a beautiful 46 acre campus in the village of Sonning, just outside Reading, overlooking the river Thames.

The School employs over 160 staff and offers a stimulating, friendly and supportive atmosphere in which each pupil can realise their full intellectual, physical and creative potential.

This role is responsible for providing a secretarial and administrative support service to the Deputy Head (Pastoral) to enable the efficient and effective operation of the School, particularly in respect of pastoral well-being, co-curricular life and personal development of the students. Co-Curricular activities involve sport, trips, drama, music and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme.

You will be closely involved in pupil safeguarding matters, and will work closely with three other secretaries within the academic administration department.

Applicants should be well organised; able to multi-task; work to deadlines and have a warm and welcoming manner both in person and on the telephone, whilst maintaining the highest levels of confidentiality. Previous secretarial experience is required, and you must be skilled in the use of Microsoft Office applications and databases.

This is a term time only position. We offer an excellent salary and benefits package, dependent on qualifications and experience; including pension scheme with 8% employer contribution; and free meals and refreshments on duty.

Further details can be downloaded from our website: or contact the Human Resources Manager, Tel: 0118 933 5813 email:

Closing date for applications: by 9am, Friday 20 July 2018.

Applications will be assessed in order of receipt and interviews may occur at any stage after applications are received. Please apply as soon as possible.

Applications must be submitted by email with a letter of application and including your CV or School application form to

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced criminal records check.

Registered charity number 1087839 • No agencies, please •

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More about Reading Blue Coat School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Holme Park, Sonning-on-thames, Reading, Berkshire, RG4 6SU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 118 9441005
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