Receptionist, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

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John Hampden Grammar SchoolHigh Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £15,236 to £17,946 per annum, actual pro-rata salary range £8,731 to £10,284 per annum.
Contract term: Permanent


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a professional and enthusiastic Receptionist on a job share basis to join John Hampden Grammar School. 

This is an important role within the school as our receptionists are the first point of contact with members of the public, parents and prospective parents, pupils and members of staff. The successful candidate will be responsible for receiving visitors, answering telephone calls and responding to emails.

A positive attitude and calm manner along with the ability to prioritise and deal with a demanding workload is vital. You will be an excellent communicator, confident dealing with staff, pupils and parents. You will have good attention to detail and have the capacity to work in an environment that requires diplomacy, tact and confidentiality. 

Previous office or administrative experience is essential and applicants must demonstrate a good standard of numeracy and literacy.  The ideal candidate will have excellent MS office skills e.g. Word. Knowledge of SIMS would be advantageous, however full training can be offered to the successful applicant if necessary. 


25 hours per week (ideally from 12.00pm to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday), 39 weeks per year (term time plus 5 staff training days)


Salary is dependent on experience but will be paid within Bucks Pay Range 1, currently £15,236 to £17,946 per annum, actual pro-rata salary range £8,731 to £10,284 per annum.

JHGS is a very successful oversubscribed selective school for boys. Categorised as “Outstanding” by Ofsted. The work environment is positive, friendly and caring with well-motivated and able pupils. An established centre of academic excellence, we have an exceptional record in sport, music, community involvement and offer a full range of extra-curricular activities. 

Further details including a job description and an application form are available on our website ( To apply, please complete the JHGS Support Staff application form and send it for the attention of Miss T Hartley, Headteacher, to

Applications to be received by the closing date of 12noon, Monday 16th July. Interviews will take place later that week.

John Hampden Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

John Hampden Grammar School is an equal opportunities employer.

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More about John Hampden Grammar School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Marlow Hill, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 1SZ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1494 529 589
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