School Secretary & Office Manager, Sonning-on-Thames

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Reading Blue Coat SchoolSonning-on-Thames

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

Term time only, plus some additional weeks  

An Independent Day School for Boys with a Co-Educational Sixth Form

Founded in 1646, Reading Blue Coat School is a leading independent day school of 490 boys aged 11 – 16, with a further 270 students in the co-educational Sixth Form. The School is located on a beautiful 46 acre campus in the village of Sonning, just outside Reading, overlooking the river Thames.

The School employs over 160 staff and offers a stimulating, friendly and supportive atmosphere in which each pupil can realise their full intellectual, physical and creative potential.

Reporting to the Second Master, you will be responsible for providing a full secretarial and administrative support service to him, including diary management, dealing with phone calls, producing correspondence, organising school events and meetings, and carrying out administrative processes that are critical to the effective operation of the School. 

You will manage the School Academic Office, including co-ordinating the work of 3 secretarial staff and maintaining school academic operating policies and procedures.

Candidates should have previous experience in a secretarial role; will have excellent typing skills, to include audio typing; an excellent command of the English language – both written and oral; as well as outstanding interpersonal and communication skills; pay meticulous attention to detail; be able to multitask and manage a busy workload; and be well organised and persistent.

Previous experience of working in schools is desirable.

We offer an excellent salary and benefits package, dependent upon qualifications and experience, including pension scheme with 8% employer contribution and free meals and refreshments on duty.

Further details can be downloaded from our website: or contact the Human Resources Manager, Tel: 0118 933 5813 email:

Closing date for applications: Sunday 24 June 2018.

Interviews will be held during the week of 2 July 2018. Although applications will be assessed in order of receipt and interviews may occur at any stage after applications are received. Please apply as soon as possible.

Applications must be submitted by email with a letter of application and including your CV or School application form to

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced criminal records check.

Registered charity number 1087839 • No agencies, please •

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More about Reading Blue Coat School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Holme Park, Sonning-on-thames, Reading, Berkshire, RG4 6SU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 118 9441005
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