Larkmead School is seeking applications for the role of Receptionist / Administrative Assistant, to commence in September 2020.  This is a temporary fixed term post starting in September and ending on 30th June 2021.


The successful candidate will have prior experience of working in an administrative environment – although this need not necessarily have been in a school.  Flexibility, patience and a polite manner are a must for the post-holder.


The role will more specifically involve reception duties (by telephone and visitors), working alongside the student receptionists, communication with parents, scheduling of activities within school calendars, typing, using office machinery and general administration tasks as directed. Applicants should be ICT competent and be familiar with MS Office and e-mail.


Salary: Grade 4 Point 4-5 £18,426.00 – £18,795.00

Actual salary to reflect hours and the term time nature of the post £14,931.96 – £15,230.98


Contract Hours: 36 hours per week during term time only. The working days and times are: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8am to 4pm and Wednesday 8am to 2.30pm, with a 30 minute unpaid rest break each day.


Closing Date: 9.00am Monday 27th July 2020

Interview Date: Thursday 30th July 2020

Position Start Date: 1st September 2020


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How to Apply

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Please email completed application forms to to arrive by 9.00am Monday 27th July 2020. Alternatively, an application form can be submitted in hard copy to the school. The outer envelope for written applications should be endorsed with ‘Receptionist / Administrative Assistant’ for ease of identification and must be received by 9.00am Monday 27th July 2020. CV’s will not be accepted in substitution for completed application forms.


Larkmead School is a member of the Vale Academy Trust. The Trust and its schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All post holders in regulated activity are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced check.


All staff will be expected to promote fundamental British values.