Receptionist and Administrative Assistant, Sutton

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Harris Junior Academy CarshaltonSutton

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Start date: 03/02/2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: SCP 5 - 6 (Outer London) : £21,591 - £21,981 FTE (actual salary £10,386.60)
Contract term: Permanent

Your opportunity

As part of Harris, you will join a community of staff dedicated to transforming education in London. With regular progression opportunities and outstanding CPD for support staff, there will be a wealth of opportunities for you to grow your career, whether at Harris Junior Academy Carshalton, in one of our other 47 academies, or in our central team. Your ambitions are ample to the growing success of our academies, maintaining this means putting your ambitions first with a strong career progressive culture. Join us in our mission in cultivating an exceptional learning environment for all our students.  


What we are looking for

We look for talented individuals who want to be a part of transforming education in London, and helping create exceptional places of learning.


Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification.


About Harris Junior Academy Carshalton


Harris Junior Academy Carshalton is a three-form entry school in the London borough of Sutton, educating children between the ages of seven and 11. The academy has a simple, fundamental philosophy: that the school should be a calm and caring learning community in which everyone feels safe, happy and valued. HJAC is very much a community school. We are inclusive and we strive to ensure that every child feels happy, valued and safe. At HJAC we know that a close partnership with parents is vital if children are to learn and grow as individuals. We therefore do all we can to keep parents informed and involved in school life. We believe that through expert teaching and support all children can achieve to a high standard. Our aim is to make sure that our pupils leave us thoroughly prepared for Secondary School and feeling that they have succeeded both academically and in the extracurricular aspects of Academy life. We want all of our children to have a truly happy experience of school. Our pupils’ achievements are celebrated every day in their lessons and we are proud that they are kind, caring, self-assured and eager to learn. 


We are committed to providing the children with creative and vibrant learning experiences through which they will develop a love of learning, an ability to think independently and a desire to be the best they can be. We want our children to leave HJAC as confident and successful learners, who understand themselves and are responsible in the way they conduct themselves. We want them to possess the skills and attitudes to make the most of future opportunities and contribute to their local community and beyond.  


Why work at Harris Junior Academy Carshalton?

Children who bring a wonderful amount of energy and enthusiasm to the school, and who are kind, caring, self-assured and eager to learn

A team of expert teaching and support staff who believe all children can achieve to a high standard

A strong relationship with parents, carers and the local community

A community school ethos with all the advantages of a successful academy group, including a strong central team of support, teaching and leadership staff

Generous Harris rewards and benefits package


Harris Benefits


As part of the Harris Federation, we can offer you a range of benefits, including:


The opportunity to develop and grow your career within the Federation.

Performance and loyalty bonus

Pension scheme (LGPS) and access to our Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan, covering a range of health and wellbeing benefits

Bicycle Purchase and ICT loans

Click here for a full list of Harris benefits.


The Harris Federation


Harris Federation stands as the leading large Multi Academy Trust for both primary and secondary education in Greater London. Holding a reputation for bringing transformative approaches to education, we hold a unrivalled track record in achieving success through rapid school improvement.   


Closing the gap between young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers is paramount to what we do. Social mobility has always been a core mission of the Harris Federation, which is why we have continuously set out to transform standards in schools that had, in some cases, failed for generations before joining us. We are committed to ensuring that every child in London has access to the best possible education in order to nurture their individual potential.  Join us in creating spaces of learning where children everywhere are nurtured for their potential and given the tools necessary to shape their own future.   


We look for motivated support staff who are committed to helping us transform lives and who will share our belief that every child has the potential to do well. 


Please note: academies may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and this job may be withdrawn at any point without notice. You will still be able to add information until the closing date, but you will not be able to submit your application. With this in mind, you are encouraged to apply as early as possible.


Harris academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. In line with our commitments to safeguarding, the Harris Federation uses preferred agencies and is unable to work with any agencies where Terms of Business have not been agreed by both parties prior to an engagement. Harris Federation is fully committed to equality and to valuing diversity as an employer and a provider of education. Click here to view our full equality and diversity statement.



More about Harris Junior Academy Carshalton
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 7 - 11 years
Address: Camden Road, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 2NS, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 86477324
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School summary

Harris Junior Academy Carshalton opened in September 2013. We are a three-form entry school situated in Carshalton, which is part of the London Borough of Sutton. Our children, aged between 7 and 11 years of age, bring a wonderful amoun...