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Taunton SchoolTaunton, Somerset

Taunton School was founded in 1847. It is an independent day and boarding school with approximately 1,150 pupils, aged from 0 - 18 years, with circa 400 boarders. We aim to challenge, nurture and inspire young people to succeed in a global community.  

We are seeking to appoint a friendly, approachable and well-organised person to the position of Receptionist. This front of house role will include receiving visitors, processing incoming telephone calls, dealing with general enquiries and providing administrative assistance. A positive and professional outlook is essential in this role as are excellent communication and interpersonal skills as the first point of contact for the School. You will also have well-developed ICT skills.

The hours for this role are Monday, Thursday and Friday from 1.00 to 5.45 p.m. and Tuesday from 12.30 – 5.45 p.m. plus 10 Saturdays from 08.10 – 1.00 p.m. on a rota basis.

The School would be willing to discuss a year round or term time contract with potential candidates. Please email to arrange this. 

In return we can offer you the following: 

• Automatic enrolment in the School Pension Scheme (should you meet the eligibility criteria);

• Free parking on site;

• Discounted membership of the Taunton School Sports Club;

• Contributory Health Scheme.

How to Apply

For more information about working at Taunton School, and to view the detailed job description and person specification for this role, please visit  To apply, please click on 'apply for job'.

Equal Opportunities

Taunton School is an equal opportunities employer, accredited with the Investors in People Gold Standard, and welcomes applications from appropriately qualified persons regardless of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, nationality, religion, disability or age.  Candidates will be assessed against relevant criteria only (i.e. skills, qualifications, abilities, experience) in selection and recruitment.  


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The offer of employment will be subject to a number of pre-employment checks including ID and Right to Work in the UK, satisfactory references and a successful enhanced DBS check. 

Closing Date

The closing date for applications is midnight on 11th April 2021, although early applications are encouraged. 

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