Administration Officer & Receptionist, Tonbridge

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The High Weald AcademyTonbridge

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Start date: Immediate
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Kent Scheme 3, points 7 - 11, pro rata £13,246 to £14,736
Contract term: Permanent

The Hayesbrook School

The Hayesbrook School is a vibrant non-selective 11 – 18 all boys Academy, with a mixed sixth form. Our vision is simple – to ensure that all of our students achieve beyond our expectations and flourish as confident learners with the highest aspirations, ready for the university or careers of their choice and also ready for the world in which they will work and live. We are relentless in our pursuit of the very best for all our students.

The school has over 750 students on roll. Our strengths are strong behaviour, examination success and an emphasis upon learning and teaching. The Hayesbrook School is also renowned for its success in extra-curricular activities and for its support of other schools, both locally, nationally and as part of Brook Learning Trust.

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Administration Officer – Reception

The Hayesbrook School requires Receptionist/Administrator to join our busy admin team.

The role is 37 hours per week, term time only, plus 12 days during the school holidays.

You will be responsible for maintaining the professional appearance and calm running of the busy reception area, operating the Academy’s main telephone system and greeting visitors. In addition to your reception duties you will also be required to provide general administrative support to the Academy including tasks such as typing, photocopying, filing, updating student records and data, organising displays and minute taking.

Previous experience of working in a school office environment is desirable but not essential.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a friendly, professional and engaging manner
  • Have a ‘can do’, solution focused approach when dealing with students, staff, parents and visitors to the academy
  • Be able to work in a fast paced environment with a calm and unflappable disposition 
  • Have good oral and written communication skills
  • Be a confident user of IT systems, including Word and Excel
  • Be highly organised with a flexible approach to day to day work activities
  • Be a great team player with a willingness to support the needs of others
  • Have a sense of fun – we’re serious about our work but not about ourselves!

Brook Learning Trust

The Brook Learning Trust is proud to have The Hayesbrook School as part of our family of academies. As a Trust, we bring together our unique academies in our belief in the power of education to change lives and communities.

It is our steadfast purpose to challenge and defy the barriers that constrain the educational progress of any child. We set high aims for aspiration and secure collective responsibility for all our children’s achievements. Our work is underpinned by the values of Integrity, Respect, Courage, Optimism, Excellence and Accountability.

A strong focus on teaching and learning as well as high standards and expectations has led the Brook Learning Trust to become recognised as one of the strongest multi-academy trusts in the county. Learning and growing with us, children in our academies make great progress. The Brook Learning Trust, working with The Hayesbrook School, brings energy, passion and expertise to the education of our children.

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The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. All posts are subject to vetting checks including an Enhanced DBS check and references.  An overseas police check will be required by candidates who have worked or resided outside of the UK, in the last 5 years.

Only applications made using Brook Learning Trust application forms will be considered.  Please use your application to demonstrate how your skills and experience match those detailed in the job description.  Completed applications should be sent to no later than Tuesday 13th March, 9:00am

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More about The High Weald Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Angley Road, Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 2PJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1580 712 754
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