Receptionist (Fixed Term), Quinton, Birmingham

Closing date:

Four Dwellings Primary AcademyQuinton, Birmingham
Date posted:
Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £15,807 - £16,491 pro-rata, £14,123 - £14,734 actual salary
Contract term: Fixed Term

 35 hours per week, 39 weeks per year 

Come and be part of our aspirational learning community and help to maximise the development of each and every child

Four Dwellings Primary Academy is a two-form entry primary academy set in the heart of Birmingham and we are a proud member of the Quinton community. We are within close proximity of our three other Primaries, Montgomery Primary, Percy Shurmer and Lea Forest Primary who are also part of our Academy Trust and are all judged ‘Good’ by Ofsted’. We help and support each other and undertake shared moderation.

We are looking to appoint a dedicated, proactive and organised support professional to join our busy school office team. This is a busy and varied role where no two days are the same. 

This is a fixed term role until at least 31 August 2018.

Duties will include answering incoming calls, receiving and welcoming parents, children and visitors and signing for deliveries, ensuring that appropriate safeguarding checks are made. You will be expected to carry out clerical duties as and when directed, use systems like Progresso and Parent Pay (experience desirable but not essential) and email, and maintain customer relations at a level which enhances the reputation of the school and AET. 

You will provide an effective and professional admin service to our visitors, staff, parents and community and help the Business Manager in securing the high standards of an efficiently run reception in our busy school.

School experience desirable, but consideration will be given to someone from a PA or office environment. 

The successful candidate will need to:

  • Have a high standard of written English and have the ability to write clear and concise reports, letters and messages
  • Have experience of an office environment and ideally have experience of working with young people
  • Excellent communication skills and have the ability to prioritise workloads and multi task.
  • Have GCSE Maths and English at a good standard as well as good ICT skills.

We can offer you:

  • A ‘family’ school feeling at the heart of a thriving local community.
  • A chance to work within an Academy community (locally and nationally) that promotes outstanding practice.
  • A friendly supportive team of staff and governors.
  • Parents who value the school and children who have a thirst to learn.
  • A commitment to your ongoing professional development.

The recruitment and retention of our staff is of the upmost importance and we want you to thrive and develop your career here.

If you feel you have the relevant skills, qualities, competencies and expertise and are energised by the prospect of being part of our team, then we would love to hear from you. 

As  the sponsor, AET believes that all young people deserve to become world-class learners – to learn, enjoy, succeed and thrive in a first rate educational environment with the best facilities, the best teaching and the most up-to-date resources available to them.  In each of our academies, you will benefit from visionary, inspirational and dynamic leadership and be empowered to develop your own skills with access to world-class CPD and Talent Management programmes.  You will also be entitled to the following benefits: a health cash plan, vehicle affinity scheme, childcare vouchers and Westfield rewards.

The position is due to commence ideally in September 2017 or as soon as possible.  Interviews will be held week commencing Monday 25 September 2017.

Closing date: Friday 22 September at 9 am.

To arrange a visit please contact Mrs L Piddington on 0121 464 3351 or email 

In line with our safeguarding procedure we are unable to accept CV’s. 

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhance checks as part of our Prevent Duty.

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More about Four Dwellings Primary Academy
Address: Quinton Road West, Birmingham, West Midlands, B32 1PJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 121 4643351