Receptionist, Hammersmith and Fulham

Closing date:

West London Free SchoolHammersmith and Fulham

Date posted:
Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £22,000 - £24,000
Contract term: Permanent


Start Date: November 2019

We are looking to appoint a personable, friendly and confident individual to represent the school in a professional manner, as the initial point of contact for parents, carers, students and visitors. Building excellent relationships with parents/carers, students and staff is an essential part of this role and the ideal candidate will have experience of working in a school or similar environment.

Time Commitment: Term Time including INSET days plus one week. 

9am – 6pm with one hour for lunch.  40 hours per week.  The role holder will be expected to be flexible to support events outside of normal office hours for major events such as Parents Evenings, Open Days, Founders Day, Careers Fairs and Fundraising events.

Annual Salary: £22,000 - £24,000 depending on experience.

Role Summary

To be the main contact person for all parents and visitors and assist in the successful administration of the school.

The post requires that you will promote the smooth running and efficiency of how the school handles visitors to site and handles incoming calls and messages.

To ensure that the front of house runs efficiently and effectively and is presentable and welcoming at all times.

To be the first point of call during the school day to deal with all matters relating to the medical welfare of students including First Aid. First aid training will be provided.

To actively develop positive, supportive relations with visitors, staff, pupils and their parents/carers.

To be organised, able to multitask, work flexibly and have a ‘can do’ approach to work, as no two days are the same. 

You will be expected to maintain and promote the ethos of the school in all your dealings with pupils, parents and visitors.

To assist the school with a wide variety of administrative tasks, requiring a good level of IT skills.


Excellent organisational skills

Excellent communication skills, with pupils and parents

SIMS Experience

Experience of ParentPay would be an advantage

Please see the full job description on our website for more details. 

West London Free School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

If you wish to apply, please complete and return the support staff application form with a covering letter via email to Mrs Sarah Noel - or post to the West London Free School, Palingswick House, 241 King Street, Hammersmith, W6 9LP.

Closing date for applications, noon on Friday 1st November.  Interviews will be as soon as possible on receipt of your application.

More about West London Free School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Secondary, Palingswick House, 241 King Street, Hammersmith, London, W6 9LP, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8600 0670
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West London Free School is a co-educational free school based in Hammersmith and Fulham in London for students aged 11-18.  


Mrs Clare Wagner

Values and vision

The West London Free School aims to be one of the best schools in the c...