Job Reference: PV21-76
Location: Wolgarston High School, Penkridge
Employer: Penk Valley Academy Trust
Closing date for applications: Monday 23rd May 2022
Interview: Thursday 26th May 2022
Start date: ASAP
Salary: Grade 3- starting salary £17,162.00 (actual salary)
Terms & Conditions: 37 Hours, Term time (41.2 working weeks)
08:15-16:45 Monday – Thursday & 08:15-16:15 Friday (1-hour unpaid lunch break)
About the Role
We invite applications for the post of Receptionist/ Clerical Assistant to join our forward-thinking, very popular school.
We are seeking a flexible and self-motivated individual to join our administration team to provide a highly professional and efficient reception service. As a member of the admin team, you will work within the busy environment of the school reception assisting in the management of the day to day running of the school reception, along with other school administration duties.
Excellent organisational skills are essential to this role in order to deal with the variety of tasks that need to be undertaken. Strong communication and interpersonal skills suitable for dealing with parents, colleagues and students are also an important requirement of this role.
Main duties will include:
- Maintain manual and computerised records/management information systems
- Undertake routine administrative procedures
- Operate relevant equipment/computer applications (e.g. Word, Excel, databases, spreadsheets, ParentPay, SIMS, Internet)
- Provide general advice and guidance to staff, pupils and others
- Undertake routine financial administration e.g. processing orders, receipt, recording and banking of monies due to the school
- Basic first aid
The successful candidate will have:
- Excellent interpersonal skills, effective use of IT packages, good organising, planning and prioritising skills
- A passion for working alongside and supporting children
- A commitment to teamwork and partnership
- Access to first class CPD opportunities.
- Genuine opportunities for career progression - with 7 schools within the academy
- Professional assistance - you will have access to an Employee Assistance Programme which provides confidential, independent and unbiased information and guidance 24/7. If clinically advisable, it also offers face-to-face counselling sessions.
- Pension - automatic enrolment into the to the Local Government Pension Scheme one of the most competitive on the market, with employer contributions of above 20% in most cases.
- Terms and Conditions - we have committed to following nationally agreed terms and conditions for pay for support staff
We take a collaborative view of learning where good practice is shared through structured INSET programmes within school and across the Trust. You will join a friendly team.
Being part of Penk Valley Academy Trust:
Penk Valley Academy Trust is the local academy Trust for the following schools: Marshbrook First School, Princefield First School, St John’s First School, St Mary & St Chad CE First School, Penkridge Middle School, Wolgarston High School and The Rural Enterprise Academy.
The Trust’s vision and ethos is encapsulated in our motto ‘Learning Together’. Our main aim is to work collaboratively and take collective responsibility for ensuring that every child and young person in our Trust receives an excellent education, achieves high outcomes and realises their potential. All members of staff work incredibly hard to provide the very best education for every child in our care.
All completed application forms should be sent by email to HR@penkvalley.co.uk or FAO HR to the school address:
Wolgarston High School
Application forms and job specification are available on the school website.
The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and responsibility. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.
All staff working in the School during the school day will have contact with children and will therefore be in regulated activity.
The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the School is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are "spent" unless they are "protected" under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.