Temporary Receptionist

Role:                  Temporary Receptionist

Start Date:        1 September 2023

Salary:               Grade 6

Hours:               37 hours per week over 5 days on a term time only basis

Governors of this popular, successful and highly over–subscribed 11-16 High School are seeking to appoint a committed, personable and motivated Temporary Receptionist/General Administrative Assistant to cover the maternity absence of the current postholder and to contribute towards the efficient administration in the busy main school office.

The Elton High School has recently moved into the first new secondary building to be built in Bury for many decades. It offers fantastic facilities which offer the best learning experience for every child. However, the heartbeat of the school is not the bricks and mortar of the building but the community of staff, students, parents and governors.

Our Receptionist is a vital role within the school and first point of contact.  The role will involve welcoming visitors to the school, signing them into the building and issuing visitor passes.  In addition to this you will answer phone calls and queries, carry out basic administration tasks, organise post and support other colleagues as required.  You will be fully supported in your role and work jointly with our Pupil Receptionist.

We are specifically looking for someone who: –

  • Has the ability to communicate clearly and effectively, in a confident and positive manner.
  • Has excellent interpersonal skills with a friendly, polite, and approachable outlook.
  • Demonstrates a flexible approach, according to the needs of the school.
  • Has good computer skills in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Possesses strong organisation skills and has the ability to multitask.
  • Is eager to learn new skills and knowledge.

Employees of Bury Council have a responsibility for, and must be committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and for ensuring that they are protected from harm.  Appointment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service. Please note that, in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022, an online search will be carried out as part of our due diligence on shortlisted candidates.

The deadline for applications is Friday 14 July 2023 at 10.00am.

The Elton High School