School Receptionist, Cornwall

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Oak Tree SchoolCornwall

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Up to £15,265.47 per annum
Contract term: Permanent

We’re looking for a School Receptionist to join the Oak Tree School team. Someone who is organised, self-motivated and able to work in a very busy and fast paced environment would be perfect for this role.


About the School

Oak Tree School is a specialist provision positioned near the city of Truro in Cornwall. The school provides full-time specialist co-education for up to 65 children and young people aged 7 to 16 who experience social, emotional, mental health, communication difficulties and associated challenging behaviours. These children and young people often cannot cope, function or achieve within a mainstream environment. The aim is to provide a structured, nurturing approach, with pupils accessing a broad, balanced and engaging curriculum to meet their significant needs


About the Group

We are part of the Acorn Care and Education and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

Acorn Care and Education provide education and care across 20 schools and 19 residential care homes nationally. Our vision is to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK to be happy and make their way in the world. Every day we improve the lives of thousands of young people, their families and communities through relentless focus on caring and learning 


Who we are looking for

Applicants would benefit from experience within a school/college environment but this is not essential as relevant training would be given to suitable candidates.


Essential Criteria

  • Good practical knowledge and the ability to be able to work in a fast paced office environment
  • Good typing and word processing skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Professional and friendly approach
  • Displays an awareness, understanding and commitment to the protection and safeguarding of children and young people 


Why work for us

  • Social activities
  • "Your Wellbeing Matters"
  • Employee Rewards Hub
  • Free School meals on site
  • No two days are ever the same
  • Be part of a fantastic team who work hard together and support each other
  • Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
  • Continuous professional development and training for a clear career path 


Applications are invited online though the Acorn Care and Education website www.acorncare.co.uk. If you have any further questions regarding how to apply please contact Laura Hearl on 01872 264221 or email l.hearl@acorncare.co.uk

Acorn care and Education are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS.

We expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best outcome possible for everybody in our care. A full application form must be completed with all employment dates accurate and gaps in employment accounted for.



More about Oak Tree School
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Type: Special Needs
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 12 years
Address: Truro Business Park, Threemilestone, Truro, Cornwall, TR4 9NH, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1872 264221
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Oak Tree School Cornwall is a Special School positioned near the City of Truro in Cornwall. The school provides full-time specialist co-education for up to 35 children and young people aged 8 to 16 who experience social, emotional, mental health, com...