Receptionist/Admin Officer, Aldershot, Hampshire

Closing date:

Alderwood SchoolAldershot, Hampshire

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: HCC Grade D: £19,848 - £22,338 FTE / Actual Annual Salary £17,412 - £19,597
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes


Receptionist/Admin Officer 

37 hours per week 

Monday to Thursday 8am – 4pm, Friday 8am – 3.30pm 

Term time plus one week

We are seeking to appoint a receptionist/admin officer to work within our busy school office. This is an excellent opportunity to join a friendly, forward thinking school. The successful candidate will be hard working, flexible and will enjoy working collaboratively in a friendly and supportive environment where the goal is to secure the best possible outcomes for student. 

As the first point of contact for parents, visitors, pupils and members of staff, you will be experienced and confident in delivering a high level of customer service.  You will have excellent interpersonal skills, a professional approach and a high standard of presentation.  

You will have previous administrative experience in a busy office environment, excellent written and oral communications skills and proficient in all Microsoft office programmes.  The role would suit an enthusiastic individual who is able to multi-task, willing to learn and develop, and who is flexible and adaptable in their approach. The successful candidate will enjoy contributing to an excellent working environment for students, staff, parents and the wider school community. 

What we are looking for:

· Experience of working in a school environment including working in a busy reception

  • Ability to communicate effectively with all staff, students and parents
  • Willing to play as part of a team and go the extra mile to keep the Alderwood values
  • Committed to the safeguarding of students
  • Enthusiastic,flexible and friendly approach
  • Professional manner at all times
  • Ability to work under pressure and deal with confidential matters
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and SIMS (training will be given)
  • Ability to undertake trainings as required

If this sounds like the job for you, we’d love to hear from you!

Alderwood School is an ‘all through’ school on the outskirts of Aldershot split across 3 sites with approximately 590 pupils on our Senior site. We are a 5/6 form entry school in North Hampshire with delightful, energetic children who thrive in our School environment. 

Salary details:

HCC Grade D:  £19,848 - £22,338 FTE / Actual Annual Salary £17,412 - £19,597

Application procedure:

Application forms can be found on our website. Completed application forms can be sent by post to the school or emailed to and should be received no later than 12pm on the closing date. Visits to the school are warmly welcomed. Please contact the school office on 01252 343723 to arrange a visit.

Closing date:  Friday 13 October (12 noon)

Interview date: Friday 20 October 2017

Start date:  a.s.a.p. (November 2017) 

Alderwood Senior School is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Criminal Records Bureau checks along with other relevant employment checks.

The school’s Equal Opportunities Policy is an essential part of the Governing Body’s commitment to a fair and equal approach to the employment of all staff and towards all job applicants. Only those applicants who fulfil the job specification will be short-listed. 2 references will be sought for each candidate, and these references must be received before the interview. 

There will be an interview panel comprising of the Head of School and the Business Manager. The Head of School has undertaken the ‘Safer Recruitment in Schools’ training.

Job location

More about Alderwood School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 16 years
Address: Tongham Road, Aldershot, Hampshire, GU12 4AS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1252 343723