Receptionist, Oxfordshire

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The Cooper SchoolOxfordshire

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: GBP £16,120.33 - £16,771.32 per year (Grade 5)
Contract term: Permanent

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Receptionist to join Bernwode Schools Trust as soon as possible.  This is a permanent position of 37 hours per week for 39 weeks per year. The starting salary will be Grade 5, point 5, currently £18,795 pro rata per annum (£16,120.33 for the contracted hours and weeks). The position is based at The Cooper School but the successful candidate will be expected to work across all of the Bernwode Schools Trust sites.

The working hours are:

8am to 4pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays

8am to 3.45pm on Wednesdays and Fridays

We Offer:

  • a competitive salary;
  • an excellent pension scheme;
  • regular training opportunities;
  • friendly and supportive colleagues;
  • a vibrant and diverse environment where everyone is valued.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, customer-focused, adaptable and efficient School Receptionist with strong interpersonal skills to act as a first point of contact for customers phoning, emailing and visiting The Cooper School. We are looking for someone who is proactive, and can offer professional administrative support to colleagues. 

The successful candidate should have:

  • a good standard of education including English at GCSE level or equivalent;
  • experience of working in a similar role in a secondary school;
  • customer care experience;
  • computer literacy across Microsoft products;
  • experience of or an aptitude to learn Google Apps for Education;
  • good communication (written and oral) and organisational skills;
  • the ability to remain calm under pressure;
  • the ability to multi-task.

For more information regarding the position please contact the Human Resources team by email 

Bernwode Schools Trust have the right to interview and appoint at any time throughout this recruitment process.  All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

Applicants from outside the EU will need to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK.

Bernwode Schools Trust is committed to safeguarding children. The successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check (formerly CRB) in line with Section 115 of the Police Act 1997.

Details of the Academy’s policies relating to the Employment of Ex-Offenders and the Secure Storage, Handling, Use, Retention and Disposal of Disclosure and Barring Certificates and Disclosure information are available on our website (

More about The Cooper School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Churchill Road, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX26 4RS, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1869 242121
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Bernwode Schools Trust

Bernwode Schools Trust (formerly Bicester Learning Academy) was formed on 1st July 2014 and is a multi-academy trust currently comprising of The Cooper School and Glory Farm Primary School. The academy is run by a board of Trus...