Part-Time School Receptionist

  • Location
    Barnet, Greater London
  • Salary
  • Category
    Office and Secretarial - Receptionist
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Office and Secretarial
  • External Reference

Job Title: Part-time School Receptionist

Location: North London

Hours/Days: MON - FRI 12.45PM - 5.30PM PLUS SAT 8.30AM - 12PM

Salary: £16,500 per annum

25 days' annual leave

This is a Permanent Contract

The School Receptionist welcomes visitors and guests presenting a positive first impression of the school. They work closely with the Office Manager in supporting the PA to the CEO/Head and Principal Deputy Head as well as with the other members of the School Office team.



  • To meet and greet school visitors, displaying courtesy, tact and warmth, in order that visitors are welcomed in a friendly and professional manner

  • Ensure the visitors log is accurate and that visitors are issued with badges

  • Answer the main switchboard telephone is a friendly and professional manner

  • Respond to personal enquiries efficiently and effectively

  • To book taxis for visitors


  • Manage and distribute incoming office e-mail mails including parent e-mails

  • Manage the booking of on-site meeting rooms

  • Provide general clerical and administrative support as directed by the Office Manager including photocopying, filing, emailing, and sorting and distributing mail

  • Assist with managing lost property

  • Locate staff and pupils as required

  • Manage the franking machine

  • To work with the Office Manager to update the Staff Handbook as required

  • To support parents' evening by producing staff name badges, desk plaques and door signs

  • Manage all post coming in and out of the Office

  • Support the Travel and Transport Administrator role during absence


  • Participate in training and development activities and programmes, and attend and participate in meetings as required

  • Comply with, and assist with the development of policies and procedures, and report all concerns to an appropriate person, in respect of: Child protection Health, safety and security Confidentiality, and Data Protection

  • Perform any other duties as requested by the Office Manager as commensurate with the post

This job description is not necessarily a comprehensive definition of the post. It will be reviewed and may be subject to modification at any time after consultation with the post holder


Qualifications & Skill Sets:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and strong stakeholder management skills

  • Strong organisational and planning skills

  • A creative mind with an ability to suggest improvements

  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritise work

  • Experience of working in a fast-paced environment

  • Attention to detail and problem solving skills

  • Proficiency in MS Office (MS Excel, MS Word and MS Outlook) database packages and internet systems

Abilities, Skills and Attributes:

  • Ability to build and form working relationships with pupils, parents and colleagues, to work across operational boundaries

  • Be able to work well as a member of a team.

  • Demonstrate attributes of discretion, tact and diplomacy

  • Show initiative, drive and commitment to ongoing improvement

  • Demonstrate a co-operative, reliable, customer responsive with a "can do" attitude with good communication skills both on the telephone and in person that allows effective communication at all levels of the school

  • Be articulate and presentable

  • Be creative problem-solver with the ability to think ahead

  • Have good negotiation skills

  • Excellent administrative and organisational skills; with good attention to detail and the ability to use initiative and prioritise workload

  • Demonstrate an aptitude and acceptance of working within an environment that has numerous interruptions, changing workload demands and new organisational challenges

  • Be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines whilst ensuring the delivery of a high standard of care

Experience and Knowledge:

  • Previous experience in a similar administrative role level (minimum 2 years' experience)

  • Previous experience of working in a school environment (desirable)

Can I please kindly ask that you double check that the hours, salary and location are right for you before applying for the position. Due to a large amount of applications if you have not been contacted within 7 working days then unfortunately you have been unsuccessful.

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Please apply with your CV to: Lauren Pratley