Business Support Officer (Front of House), Plaistow, London

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Lister Community SchoolPlaistow, London
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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Scale 5
Contract term: Permanent

Lister Community School is a large, 11-16 comprehensive school.  We are a mixed school that was judged ‘Good’ by Ofsted in 2013 and has just celebrated its 7th consecutive year of record breaking exam results.

We are determined to build on our most recent Ofsted judgement and continue our journey to becoming ‘Outstanding’ in the next two years.  Our motto is “always aiming for excellence’.

Lister is embarking on an exciting stage of developing its support services for the school and we are seeking dynamic, professional and high quality individuals to join us in our aim for excellence in all areas.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  This appointment will be conditional on successful pre-employment and enhanced DBS checks.  

We would ideally like to fill this post as soon as possible – subject to completion of recruitment checks.

Business Support Assistant (Front of House)

33 hours per week, term time only

Hours: 12.00 – 6:00 pm (Monday – Thursday)

8.00 am – 6.00 pm (Friday)

Flexible working required from time to time

Scale 5 - £17,797 (actual pro rata’d salary per annum)

We are currently looking for an experienced Business Support Assistant (Front of House) to provide a professional and efficient front line service. You will act as the first point of contact for all visitors to the school, presenting a professional and effective image at all times. This will be a demanding, varied and highly challenging role that will provide an excellent career opportunity for an exceptional individual.

Flexible working will be required at various points throughout the school year to support student intervention, this will include Saturdays and school holidays. Time in lieu will be given during the period of working that includes Saturdays, this will normally be between February and June during the exam period. At other points in the year the hours can be worked during a normal working week. 

The successful candidate will have strong and effective communication, customer care and IT skills. This includes excellent organisational skills and meticulous attention to detail. You must be able to prioritise tasks and work independently using your own initiative.

If you think you have the potential to work as an outstanding Business Support Assistant (Front of House) then an application form can be downloaded directly from our school’s website at: or by contacting Jackie Young (HR Manager) on 020 8471 3311.  

Completed applications must be returned to the school at the above address, or by email to:

Applications are required by 3.00pm on Wednesday, 25th October 2017

Interviews:  During the week commencing 30th October 2017

We will acknowledge receipt of all application forms. If you do not receive acknowledgement, please do not assume that your application has been received.  Due to high volume of applicants, we will only contact those candidates who have been selected to progress to the next stage of the process.

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