Prep Secretary (year round), Harborne, Birmingham

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The Blue Coat SchoolHarborne, Birmingham
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Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent

We are seeking to recruit a first-class secretary to support the administration of the School Office.  The role demands exceptional administrative skills, excellent people skills and attention to detail; together with the energy, enthusiasm and willingness to go the extra mile.

The postholder will be part of the School Office administration team, which comprises the Pre-Prep Secretary, School Receptionist and the Headmaster’s Personal Assistant. The team is absolutely vital to the efficient day-to-day functioning of the School. It undertakes a multitude of different functions, all of which must be executed in a timely, efficient and excellent manner. 

The Prep Secretary will support the Prep staff in particular but s/he will also be responsible for the ‘front of house’ and running the Main Reception outside of the School Receptionist’s working hours.  

Reports to: Director of External Relations Hours: Full time (37.5 hrs per week). Term time: 09.30 hrs until 18.00 hrs, School Holidays: 08.30 hrs until 16.30 hrs.  Applicants wishing to job share will be considered: Mornings in Term time: 09.30 hours - 13.30 hours/ School Holidays 08.30 hrs - 12.30 hrs or Afternoons Term time: 14.00 hrs - 18.00 hrs/ School Holidays: 12.30 hrs - 16.30 hrs. Holidays: 5 weeks per year to be taken during School Holidays plus public holidays Salary: Competitive. Other benefits include free lunch during term time, contributory pension scheme and support staff fee remission scheme.

Applications must be made on the Blue Coat School Application Form and must include details of two referees, one of which should be a current or most recent employer. Applicants will also be expected to complete a DBS Form if invited for interview. Application forms, together with a supporting letter and CV, should be addressed and returned to Mrs J Dredger, Director of External Relations at The Blue Coat School, by noon on Thursday 24 May 2018​. Short-listed applicants will be interviewed on Tuesday 5 June 2018​. ​ In addition to a formal interview, applicants will be taken on a tour of the school.



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