School Receptionist

Lichfield Cathedral SchoolStaffordshire

Lichfield Cathedral School is a flourishing co-educational independent school in Staffordshire for ages 2½ to 18.  Our school community is based on core values of learning, faith, leadership and service, whose purpose is to educate and inspire young people to become confident, enthusiastic and responsible members of society.

Set in the historic Cathedral Close, we draw upon our substantial heritage to provide an exceptional education. We work hard to provide an imaginative and challenging curriculum that focuses on academic excellence, music, the creative and performing arts, sports and service to the community. We are proud to have created a happy and supportive environment nurturing the talents that each child has within.

Part time School Receptionist

Immediate start available

Monday (12pm to 6pm) and Tuesday to Friday (12pm to 5:30pm)

We seek to appoint a Part-time School Receptionist, working afternoons at our senior school site. 

The role would involve acting as the first point of contact for all enquiries and all visitors to the School, and carrying out various administration tasks to ensure the smooth running of the main school reception. 

Excellent written and verbal communication skills are key to this role as you will be dealing with visitors, parents, pupils and colleagues, face to face, by email and by phone, and you will be the first point of call for many enquiries. You will be responsible for signing in all visitors on site, and issuing them with the relevant ID badges, and making them aware of safeguarding and site information.  

The successful candidate will have a professional appearance and attitude.

Experience of working in a school would be advantageous, but is not a requirement. The successful candidates must have excellent administration skills and be familiar and competent with different Microsoft IT packages. You will need to have excellent organisation and planning skills, and the ability to work flexibly within this very busy and varied role, remaining calm under pressure. Reception staff are also required to support the administrative function across the whole school as necessary.

The working hours for this role are Monday 12pm to 6pm and Tuesday to Friday, 12pm to 5:30pm. This includes half an hour handover with our Receptionist in the morning. The role is term time, plus 5 weeks during the holidays which will include working days at the start/end of term, and during exam results days during the Summer Holidays. Some flexibility in terms of hours would also be useful, should the need arise for any sickness cover. 

If you are interested in applying for this position full details and an application form may be obtained on the School’s website, or you can apply via TES.

All applications should include a letter of support and full contact details of at least two referees (including email addresses). Any gaps in career history need to be clarified on the application form, and any relevant details be given.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 14th April 2021, with interviews being held week commencing Monday 19th April 2021.


Completed applications to Miss S Bayley, Senior HR Administrator, Lichfield Cathedral School, The Palace, The Close, Lichfield, Staffs., WS13 7LH.

Lichfield Cathedral School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and all applicants will be Subject to DBS disclosure in accordance with the DBS Code of Practice.

Registered Charity No. 1137481 Company No. 07302696

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