Receptionist and Administration Assistant, Swiss Cottage, London Borough of Camden

Closing date:Expiring soon

The UCL Academy, CamdenSwiss Cottage, London Borough of Camden

Date posted:
Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: UCL Academy Pay Scale 4, SP18-21 (£21,546-£23,610)
Contract term: Permanent

“The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstanding”

OFSTED 2016

The UCL Academy are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Receptionist to work at their Secondary School. A good working knowledge of MS Office programmes, databases, good word processing skills, appropriate experience and proven organisational skills are essential. An excellent telephone manner, a sense of humour, accuracy, enthusiasm, flexibility, and an ability to work under pressure are also required.

Exercising a high degree of integrity and confidence, you will act as the first point of contact at the Academy dealing with front line enquires from staff and visitors, providing a professional and efficient reception service and representing the Academy in a professional and friendly manner. As part of the wider office team, you will provide comprehensive administrative support to ensure the smooth day-to-day running of the organisation and be responsible for a range of administrative duties, including answering telephone calls and managing the Academy’s enquiries email inbox, as well as liaising with external suppliers. Working closely with your colleagues, you will work well as a team and assist with the coordination of events and first aid at the Academy. 

The ideal candidate will preferably have experience in similar role within a busy school setting, have a proactive approach in liaising with parents, visitors and guests and can demonstrate the ability to remain calm in challenging and pressured situations.

Proudly rated Good by Ofsted in all 4 categories in June 2016, The UCL Academy is a mixed 11-19 Academy in the heart of the London Borough of Camden.  Priding ourselves on high academic aspirations, A-Level students in 2017 attained substantially above the national average for A*-B grades, and the GCSE outcomes were above the national average when the first cohort of pupils took their examinations in 2017. We offer iconic state-of-the-art facilities, training and development opportunities and the opportunity to work with the latest innovations in classroom technology.

We Offer:

State-of-the-art classroom technology – including our unique Superstudios, subject specialism suites and demonstration theatres for interactive teaching talks by visiting academics from UCL

Unlimited access to opportunities for self-development

Intensive weekly Continuing Professional Learning 

A generous health care plan, including reimbursement for optical, dental, physiotherapy and a range of other areas, 24/7 GP access, online healthcare literature, access to trained counsellors and discounted membership at over 2,000 gyms nationwide.

How to Apply:

To apply please request an application pack from Faye Harrison at uclacademy@hays.com, or you can contact Faye on 0207 259 8770 for further information.  Your application is a direct application to The UCL Academy, Hays is our recruitment partner and manages our permanent appointments.  Please note that the Academy have the right to shortlist and interview before the closing date.

Closing Date:   Tuesday, 20th November at 12pm (midday)

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All appointments will be subject to receipt of satisfactory Enhanced DBS check, pre-employment checks and a probation period.

Please note that if you have not heard from the Academy within 2 weeks after the closing date, please assume you have been unsuccessful. 

Faye Harrison c/o The UCL Academy, Adelaide Road, Camden London, NW3 3AQ

E: uclacademy@hays.com    

T: 020 7259 8770

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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Adelaide Road, Swiss Cottage, Camden, London, NW3 3AQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 207 449 3080
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The UCL Academy is sponsored by UCL, a world-class, multifaculty, research-led university. UCL's vision is an innovative Academy for pupils aged 11 to 18. We are a comprehensive, co-educational, non-denominational, fully inclusive and an ac...