Receptionist, Ilkley, West Yorkshire

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Ilkley Grammar SchoolIlkley, West Yorkshire

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: 16520.80
Contract term: Permanent


 Actual annual salary: £16,520.80

Salary Scale Point 5 (range 5-6)

Pattern of hours –  7.30am – 3.30pm Monday – Friday with a 30 minute unpaid lunch and an early finish of 3.00pm one day each week (total 37 hours)

Term time only plus 11 additional days

Join a leading school which prides itself on the high quality of education, enrichment and care provided to all and is committed to the wellbeing of students and staff.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, experienced and adaptable receptionist to join our established Administration team within a school judged by OFSTED as ‘Outstanding’ in all areas, a school where both student achievement and attitudes to learning are amongst the best in the region.  We are a fantastic learning community, set in one of Yorkshire’s most scenic areas, whose facilities will soon be further enhanced by the completion of a multi-million pound refurbishment and expansion project.

The successful candidate will be the first point of contact for all school enquiries and external stakeholders and we are looking for a new team member with strong communication and IT skills.  You will be an enthusiastic team player with the ability to remain calm, composed and flexible within a busy and demanding environment. Previous experience of working as a receptionist is desirable but full training will be provided to the successful applicant.

If you have the drive and commitment required to be an exceptional member of our team, then we would like to hear from you.

Ilkley Grammar School is an outstanding, vibrant 11-18 comprehensive, with over a 400 year tradition of serving the local community. We are committed to Personal Best as reflected in our Vision and Values:

“Our vision at Ilkley Grammar School is to provide an exceptional, inclusive learning experience at the heart of our community. Our students will achieve their academic personal best and will be equipped with the confidence and skills to make a positive difference to their own lives and the lives of others. We will achieve this through modelling our core values and attributes in the way we work together.” 

We are the founding school of Moorlands Learning Trust and a member of the Red Kite Teaching School Alliance with a firm commitment to school to school support and developing highly effective collaborative practices. 

 Summary of the post:

 To work as directed providing full reception duties to all stakeholders, visitors and staff

To be proactive in dealing with routine and repetitive telephone enquiries ensuring that more specialist questions are transferred to the relevant person in a timely manner

 Play a key role in the delivery of professional services within the Academy and to deliver basic administrative support

 Listen to voicemails, responding accordingly 

 Throughout school holidays, (using a school iPad when at home) to share the monitoring of the admin inbox, forwarding messages to the most appropriate member of staff

In return for your commitment we can offer:

 the opportunity to make a real difference

 students with ‘highly positive attitudes to learning’

 Personalised CPD with a strong commitment to professional growth and developing individual career paths

 a commitment to mobile technologies with iPads issued to all teaching staff and students 

 a very calm and orderly school with high expectations and an ethos of trust and care

 a committed and established staff 

 very supportive leadership team, parents and Governors

 a location on the edge of Ilkley Moor in beautiful Wharfedale with good transport links to Leeds  and Bradford

Closing date for applications: 8am Monday 14th October 2019

Provisional interview date:      Thursday 17th October 2019

Ilkley Grammar School is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the protection and safeguarding of children and young people in our recruitment procedures and in all our work across and beyond school.  The school adheres to statutory guidelines in respect to safe recruitment.  All persons employed by the school, in any capacity, will undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, and confirmation of employment is subject to a successful outcome.  All teaching staff members recruited by the school have their eligibility to teach checked with the DfE.  

More about Ilkley Grammar School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Cowpasture Road, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29 8TR, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1943 608424
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