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School Receptionist

The Harrodian SchoolRichmond upon Thames

We are looking to appoint a Receptionist from January 2022. This is a key role for the school and we are looking for a confident, friendly and professional individual who will be a welcoming first point of contact for visitors, parents, staff and pupils. It goes without saying that they will have strong interpersonal skills and an excellent telephone manner and will be able to prioritise tasks efficiently and calmly in this busy, vibrant environment.

The Receptionist also holds responsibility for organising day and residential trips for the Pre-Prep and Prep Schools, checking pupil registers, and liaising with the Housekeeping and Kitchen Teams, amongst other things.

The successful candidate will be required to work every pupil day plus 11 additional days during the school holidays, including staff and Inset days. Working hours will be 07:45 to 17:00. A free school lunch is provided in the school canteen on all pupil days.

Founded in 1993, the Harrodian School is co-educational and set in 25 acres of grounds with excellent facilities. Harrodian offers teachers and students alike a friendly, welcoming and exceptional school environment where classes are small and standards and expectations are high. A sense of fun, a readiness to respond to students’ individual needs and an open approach to problem solving are qualities that we value highly in this dynamic and vibrant school.

How to apply

Please email a covering letter in support of your application, addressed to Ms Chris McCosh, Head of HR, along with a completed application form and full CV, to

Closing date: 9.00am on Friday 10 December 2021

Please note: Early applications are welcome – the interview process may be staged and some interviews held in advance of the closing date if there is a large number of applicants for the role. The school reserves to the right to appoint at any stage of the application process. Only full applications (with all three requested documents) will be accepted.

Applicants must have the right to live and work in the UK. Harrodian is unable to act as a sponsor for an employment visa.

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