Receptionist x 2

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • Chard, Somerset
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
  • £18,887 to £19,264
  • September 7, 2022

Avishays Primary School


Receptionist – 2 Positions 1 x a.m. and 1 x p.m. or 1 x Full Time Position

Required as soon as possible


Salary: Grade 15 – Points 3 to 4

(£18,887 to £19,264 Pro Rata)

Two Separate Positions:

  • 8 a.m. –  12
  • 12 –  4 p.m.

For the right candidate this could be a full time post 8.30 a.m. – 3.45 p.m. (33.75 hours per week)

Post is term time + 5 Non-Pupil Days (39 weeks)

Please indicate on your application form under the ‘Job Reference Number’ the hours you are applying for.

Avishayes Primary School and Early Years Centre is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, committed and flexible Receptionist.  We are looking to appoint two candidates one for the morning (8 a.m. – 12) and one for the afternoon (12 – 4 p.m.).  Alternatively, for the right candidate this could be a full time post (8.30 a.m. – 3.45 p.m.)  This role works closely with the School Business Manager and Administrative Assistant on the day-to-day office management; regularly reporting to the Headteacher.  We are looking for a confident Receptionist who can;

  • Provide effective and efficient administrative support to the school
  • Work effectively as part of a team
  • Provide a friendly and efficient service to parents

Main duties will include:

  • General office administration
  • Welcome visitors to the school
  • Answer incoming phone calls, and deal with them accordingly
  • Update student records, as required
  • Liaise with parents and caterers regarding online meal ordering
  • Liaise with suppliers of fruit and milk to include updating the Nursery Milk Reimbursement Unit (NMRU) regarding usage
  • Record attendance data and reasons for pupil’s absence, as required
  • Prepare all Early Years paperwork
  • Send necessary communications to parents/carers via letters/emails/texts
  • Prepare letters regarding trips as directed by trip leaders
  • To prepare and circulate Newsletter as directed by the Headteacher
  • Process suspensions, as required
  • Respond appropriately to safeguarding procedures

The successful candidate needs to be very organised and enthusiastic with excellent communication skills. We are looking for someone who ideally has previous experience in the role, and is familiar with school systems. You will need to be able to work flexibly and with good humour, with the ability to prioritise effectively to meet the needs of pupils, parents/carers, staff and Governors.

Application forms can be downloaded from the school website and emailed to:

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

A DBS disclosure and Childcare Disqualification form are required for this post.

Closing Date: – 9 a.m. Wednesday 7th September 2022

Interview Date: Friday 16th September 2022 a.m.

e-mail link:

Avishayes Primary School & Early Years Centre

Fairway Rise, Avishayes Road, Chard, Somerset, TA20 1NS

01460 63050

Tagged as: Afternoon / evening jobs, Between school hours (9.00-3.30 ish), Mornings

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Job Overview
  • Salary
    £18,887 to £19,264
  • Job Category
    Admin / Clerical / Reception
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