Receptionist, Kent

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The Leigh UTCKent

Date posted:
Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Starting Salary: C7 £15,663 fte, actual salary £13,217 per annum
Contract term: Permanent

About the role:  For the attention of Receptionists seeking a great opportunity! Inspiration Academy @ The Leigh UTC have an incredibly exciting time ahead of them; with their new building having opened in April 2018 for our staff and students, we are seeking to appoint a Receptionist to work in these brand new facilities catering for our Key Stage 3 students, taking the lead on all things front-of-house.  Our successful candidate will have experience in a similar capacity, offering the professionalism, proactive nature and positive attitude that this role requires.  The main purpose of the role is to ensure the effective operation of all aspects of the reception remit, supporting a dynamic learning community through effective delivery of administrative services to meet the needs of every stakeholder.  

The hours are Monday-Thursday 8.00am-4.30pm and Friday 8.00am-4.00pm (with 1 hour for lunch each day), Term Time + 1 week of inset.   

What are we looking for?  To be suitable for this role, it is desirable that you would have had experience in a similar role.  Reception can be a busy environment so prioritising and keeping calm under pressure are key, in addition to having the ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships with staff, parents and students – particularly those in Key Stage 3.  Most importantly, you will be the main point of contact for many external and internal contacts for the Academy so professionalism is essential to this role. 

Working with us: Having opened in September 2014 with state-of-the-art facilities initially for Key Stages 4 and 5, The Leigh UTC provides an exciting, innovative, business-led, problem-solving curriculum, enabling students to achieve relevant work-related qualifications and transferable skills for future training or employment. The most unique feature of The Leigh UTC is its business ethos that is emphasised by our students' behaviours and supported by our sponsors.

In September 2017, following the request of the Department for Education due to our continued success, The Leigh UTC marked history by expanding its student intake to incorporate Key Stage 3 – the first UTC in the UK to do this.  Furthermore, being the first UTC to have IB World School Status has enabled us to develop strong links in Germany and Qatar. The overarching mission of the Inspiration Academy is to develop curious, academically-skilled young people who aspire to be principled, compassionate learners.  Our curriculum strives to create students who are self-motivated, competent, willing to take risks and lifelong learners.

Being part of the Leigh Academies Trust:  Being part of a successful multi-academy trust allows the academy to share best practice and collaborate with colleagues from a number of other academies in the local area.  As part of the 'cluster' structure all of our academies are grouped together in key geographical area to enable them to be able to support each other and share resources.  It also offers staff better access to career opportunities as the Trust is committed to developing and promoting from within wherever possible.  We also want the Trust to be an organisation where people can enjoy teaching and become the type of teacher they aspire to be.  For more information on working for the Trust please visit our careers pages.

Click here for a glimpse of what life is like working for Leigh Academies Trust and why we're so proud of what we do.     

Diversity at our core:  As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.

The academy is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.  Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.

More about The Leigh UTC
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - University Technical College (UTC)
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 14 - 19 years
Address: The Bridge Development, Brunel Way, Dartford, Kent, DA1 5TF, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1322 626 600
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The Leigh UTC opened in 2014 and is part of Leigh Academies Trust.  Sponsors include University of Greenwich, Bluewater, Eurostar and Kenard Engineering.  The Leigh UTC provides an exciting, innovative, business-led, problem-solving curricu...