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Holy Trinity Church of England Secondary SchoolWest Sussex

Role: Receptionist/Administrator (Maternity Cover) 

Salary: WSCC Grade 5 Point 7 - 8 (actual starting salary £17,118 including London Fringe allowance)

Contract Type: Temporary maximum of 12 months (Maternity cover). 

Full time, term time only plus INSET days and two days in the summer holidays. 

37 hours per week over 5 days, 08:00 – 16:00 Monday – Thursday and 08:00 – 15:30 Friday.

The hours are not flexible and the post requires the applicant to start work at 08:00am.

Required from: 04 January 2022

Closes: 08 December 2021 at 09:00am

Interview: 14 December 2021

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Receptionist/Administrator to join us initially on a fixed term contract to cover maternity leave for a maximum of 12 months. This is a stand-alone position, applicants will need strong communication, interpersonal and IT skills, including Excel and Word together with previous reception and/or administration experience.  

The successful applicant will be required to start work at 08:00am (this start time is non-negotiable). This is a term time plus 5 INSET days position, with two additional days in August, to assist with the A Level and GCSE examination result days.

Reporting to the Assistant Business Manager (HR), duties will include the management and development of the reception function in accordance to the school’s high standards and values. The successful applicant must have a positive, ‘can do’ attitude and be able to communicate with staff, students, parents and carers, governors and a range of other external contacts. The successful applicant will need to respond to a range of issues, which may be difficult and may have exposure to emotionally demanding situations.  This role is part of a team of administrative staff, therefore flexibility and cooperation is essential.

In addition to previous relevant experience, applicants should have a minimum of Level 2 in English & Maths (GCSE A* - C or the equivalent).

This is an excellent Church of England Voluntary Aided 11-18 mixed Comprehensive School where we pride ourselves in the pastoral care and development of all students. We have a clear vision of how to improve standards further, and so this is an unmissable opportunity for candidates wishing to make a difference and to provide innovative ideas to achieve this goal.

Application forms and details about the post are attached/ on the website. More information about the post and our school is also available on the website All enquiries and completed application forms should be sent to by the closing date or earlier.

The preferred method of communication in connection with this vacancy is by email. This is how invitations to interview will be sent. Please ensure that you check your emails and junk or spam folders on a regular basis.

The Holy Trinity Church of England Secondary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we cooperate with other agencies and initiatives at local and national level. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Any successful job applicant will be required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring service check (formerly known as Criminal Records Bureau check) at an enhanced level, in line with all schools across West Sussex. Disclosures include details of cautions, reprimands or final warning as well as convictions, spent or unspent.

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