Receptionist/Clerical Assistant

Closing date:Expiring in 2 days

The Halifax Academy

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Scale: 3
Contract term: Permanent

Receptionist/Clerical Assistant

Scale: 3
Hours of work: 37
Responsible to: Senior Strategic Manager
Prime Objectives of the Post:

To ensure visitors and telephone calls received are handled in a pleasant and professional manner and to provide general clerical support as requested across both the Primary and Secondary phases.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Receiving visitors to the Academy ensuring that safeguarding procedures are followed.
  • Provide excellent customer service to internal and external customers, which conveys a positive and professional image of the Academy.
  • Handle incoming and outgoing calls via the switchboard system.
  • Provide general clerical support as requested.
  • Deal with queries from parents, students and visitors.Ensure all outgoing mail is franked and taken to the Post Office on a daily basis.


  • Contribute to the overall aims and ethos of the academy.
  • To carry out other tasks that are essential to fulfil the job’s core purpose, including afterhours school events.
  • Comply with academy policies e.g. data protection, child protection, health and safety, dress code.
  • Be aware of and support difference and ensure equal opportunities for all.
  • Attend meetings as required by their line manager.
  • The post holder will be required to undertake any other professional duties as requested by their line manager.

The Halifax Academy is committed to safeguarding staff and students and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.  All posts are subject to an enhanced Disclosing and Barring Service DBS check.  All interviews will include a question about Safeguarding and any anomalies identified in pre-recruitment checks will be discussed at interview.

More about The Halifax Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 16 years
Address: Gibbet Street, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX2 0BA, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1422 430480
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The Halifax Academy is a high performing 4-16 all-through Academy in Calderdale, West Yorkshire. It was inspected by Ofsted in September 2017 being judged as good in all areas. Outcomes are outstanding at KS4 and place the academy in the top 15% of a...