Receptionist, London

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Chelsea AcademyLondon

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Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Scale 3 (14-17) £20,310 - £21,252 per annum pro rata + Private Healthcare + Chelsea Academy Benefits
Contract term: Permanent


37 hours per week, term time plus two weeks. Scale 3 (14-17) £20,310 - £21,252 per annum pro rata, 


The Academy is seeking to appoint a talented, friendly and professional Receptionist to be the first point of contact to visitors, parents and staff at our outstanding school. This is an important role for the Academy as reception is the first point of contact for many people and we want to ensure that the welcome and assistance they get is first class. As a proud Church of England Academy with a strong reputation in the community and nationally the receptionist needs to be welcoming, firm, approachable and highly professional. This is a full-on role and will require the ability to multitask and work under pressure. You will need to be able to balance a number of different roles but are guaranteed a warm welcome from our staff and students and a number of benefits (including healthcare). The skills required for the role include excellent communication, organisational and ICT skills as well as being able to deliver quality customer service to all visitors to the Academy in a calm, efficient and professional manner. Besides being in charge of the smooth running of the Academy’s reception, the role also consists of administration duties such as typing correspondence; producing documents; processing post and bulk photocopying. Full training will be provided. The Receptionist will be covering a period from 7.30 am until 3.00 pm Monday through Friday.


Chelsea Academy is a great place to work and visitors often comment on the excellent behaviour of our students, the friendliness of our staff and the fantastic Academy building. Our aim is simple; to provide the best quality education for all the students that attend the Academy, to produce happy and employable young people and to become one of the best schools in London.

Chelsea Academy is graded outstanding by Ofsted and SIAMS, is a World Class School and a member of the Leading Edge network. In the summer we achieved our best ever GCSE and A level results in terms of both progress (top 10% nationally) and attainment. However, we are much more than a successful, academically focused school. We believe in educating the whole child and our Christian values of joy, perseverance, servant leadership, charity and forgiveness underpin everything we stand for. It is important that all of our staff, whether they are teachers or not, work closely with our young people and ensure that they are successful in all that they do. We are looking for staff who will always go the extra mile for our young people and believe that education happens both in and out of the classroom. All Academy staff have access to a wide range of benefits these include a private healthcare package, 24 hour GP service, physiotherapy and a confidential well-being support line as well as a laptop and free lunch. 

How to apply

Please visit our website for an application form that needs to be completed and returned to the Academy. Sorry but we do not accept CV’s. The deadline for applications is Friday 16th February 2018 at 12:00. Interviews will take place on Tuesday 20th February 2018. 

It will assist the shortlisting process if applicants can address directly the criteria in the person specification in their supporting statements.

If you have any further questions about this post, then please feel free to contact Anisha Yatally (HR Adviser) who will put you in contact with the relevant staff member. Visits to the Academy and / or requests for informal discussions with the Principal are welcome and can be arranged by Anisha. 

Equal Opportunities and Safer Recruitment

Chelsea Academy is an inclusive employer. We welcome applications from suitable candidates no matter their gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or disability, however, we do expect all our staff to note and follow our Christian ethos which is outlined on our website. Please note that Chelsea Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate must be able to satisfy successful references, an enhanced police / Security Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and right to work in the UK prior to starting employment with the Academy.

If you want to work in a happy, purposeful inner city academy with a strong Christian ethos and commitment to helping every student go on to university or meaningful employment, then we would welcome your application.

Matthew Williams


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More about Chelsea Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Lots Road, London, SW10 0AB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 7376 3019
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Chelsea Academy is an Outstanding, World Class School, sponsored by the London Diocesan Board for Schools and Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. We are a warm, friendly and inclusive school with a strong  Christian ethos and have a track r...