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School Receptionist (job share considered)

Our Lady's AbingdonOxfordshire

OLA is an independent, coeducational day school located just outside Oxford which provides a warm, supportive atmosphere in which exceptional pastoral care and an innovative, inclusive culture underpin all that we do.  

We are looking for a conscientious, reliable person to join our small office team in the role of receptionist. The successful candidate will be a team player with initiative, highly organised, efficient and with a flexible approach.  The ability to work proactively and be willing to assist with whatever tasks present themselves on the day are key attributes for this post. 

This is a full-time role, working term-time plus 10 additional weeks over the course of the academic year.  Full-time hours are 8.00am to 5.30pm with a one-hour lunch break, Monday to Friday. The role may also be considered as a job share and applications are invited on this basis also. 

For further information please see the attached Application Pack.

The ideal candidate:

Enjoys working as part of a team

Professional, enthusiastic, with a 'can-do' attitude

Flexibility in adapting to changing requirements

Excellent communication and organisation skills

Patient, friendly and approachable

Good, basic IT skills (email, word, excel)

Able to work independently and show initiative

Understanding and supportive of the School's ethos


What we can offer:

Free school lunches during term time

Free on-site parking

Support from colleagues

Generous Pension Scheme

Use of school facilities, e.g. swimming pool

A peaceful location on the edge of the city of Oxford



Abingdon-on-Thames is an historic, modern market town situated eight miles south of Oxford, with its world renowned reputation as a centre of academic excellence. The town has undergone recent development to upgrade the central shopping area providing a selection of restaurants, cafes and bars situated a just few minutes walk away from the river and gardens of Abbey Meadows. The town supports a mixed international community and has excellent bus links to Oxford, which is just a 15 minute ride away and provides a wealth of social and cultural opportunities.


How to apply:

Applications should be made via the online application form accessed below.  Please complete the application form in full leaving no gaps in your employment history.  In the interests of fairer and safer recruiting we do not accept CV applications.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until a successful appointment is made.

Please see the school website www.olab.org.uk for further details

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