Receptionist, Leicester

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Avanti Fields SchoolLeicester
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Start date: March 1st 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £16,301
Contract term: Permanent


Avanti Fields School

SALARY: £16,301 FTE (pro rata)

START DATE:          March 1st 2019

LOCATION:              Leicester

CONTRACT TYPE:           Term Time plus one week per year

CONTRACT TERM:           Permanent

Avanti Fields School is a new all-through school (4-16) with two-forms of entry in primary and six-forms of entry at secondary. The school will be growing incrementally year by year to a full cohort of 1,320.

As a newly established school we want to create and build a staff team at Avanti Fields School which is relentlessly focused on improving the achievement and opportunities for our pupils. All staff that work at the school will need to subscribe to our ethos and values and seek to improve and develop their own practice and performance for the benefit of our pupils.

This is a unique opportunity to help develop a new and innovative school, which will be shaped by three key elements for both students and staff:

• Educational excellence

• Character formation

• Spiritual insight

Avanti Fields is part of the growing family of Avanti schools.  Avanti schools are Hindu-designated faith schools. However, staff and students at Avanti House School do not originate from any specific faith background; applications are welcome from practitioners of any faith and from those of none. They will, however, be expected to be in full sympathy with the unique ethos and vision of the School. 

The receptionist will be the first point of call for visitors to the school, parents, staff and children. As the ‘face’ of the school the receptionist should be welcoming, personable, helpful and able to represent the School in a professional and friendly manner. 

You need to be able to demonstrate that you have the following:

• Ability to manage own workload and work on own initiative to meet deadlines.

• Good communication skills and ability to relate well to children and adults.

• Ability to work constructively as a team, understanding school roles and responsibilities and the post holder’s position within these.

• Experience of development, management and operation of administrative systems (eg SIMS).

• High level of literacy and numeracy skills.

• Excellent ICT skills (internet, word processing, databases).

We are able to offer:

• a strong vision of Educational Excellence, Character Formation and Spiritual Insight;

• enthusiastic, motivated and friendly children;

• a committed and motivated staff team;

• an attractive working environment;

• supportive parents;

• great opportunities for professional development.


• Due to the nature of this role, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure to be undertaken. In making your application, it is essential you disclose whether you have any pending charges, convictions, bind-overs or cautions and, if so, for which offences. This post will be exempt from the provisions of Section 4 (2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Therefore, applicants are not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are ‘spent’ under the provision of the Act, and, in the event of the employment being taken up; any failure to disclose such convictions will result in dismissal or disciplinary action. The fact that a pending charge, conviction, bind-over or caution has been recorded against you will not necessarily debar you from consideration for this appointment.

• Avanti Schools Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates are required to have an Enhanced DBS check unless internally appointed and still within the cycle of DBS re-checks.

• We welcome applications from both men and women of all ages from any background and from candidates with disabilities.

Closing Date: Friday 8th February 2018 

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