We are now looking for a seasoned Receptionist to join our front of house team to provide a welcoming and friendly service to visitors to the school, students, parents and colleagues.
Being part of the administration team, this role plays an instrumental part in the efficient day to day running of our school and is responsible for manning the school’s main reception desk assisting all visitors with their queries in a positive and supportive manner. This is an extremely busy post, which requires the successful candidate to be able to identify visitors needs quickly and deal with queries in an efficient and helpful manner. Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal - are imperative as is the need to be reliable, diplomatic and calm. This post also requires good organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise workloads and support the administration team, where needed.
The successful applicant will have reception experience or have experience in a customer service role, ideally in a face-to-face capacity. Additionally, we need someone who is energetic and enthusiastic and enjoys working with 11-16-year-olds. You will also share our inclusive values of “opportunity, diversity and success for all” and you will have a willingness to develop your own practice in line with our ethos of continuous improvement.
Maiden Erlegh School in Reading is an ambitious, over-subscribed 11-16 secondary school in an urban context which is as committed to the welfare of students and staff as it is our high-quality education. Our school benefits from excellent, modern facilities and teaching spaces and we are very proud of our vibrant, diverse and engaging students who work hard and have high aspirations.
To learn more about our school, visit our website.
If you would like to have an informal chat with our hiring manager about this post, please email our recruitment team.
Closing date: 9am, 27 January 2023
Interviews: Shortly after the closing date
The Trust reserves the right to interview and appoint before the closing date.
Maiden Erlegh Trust is committed to safeguarding, equality and promoting the welfare of children and staff. We are also committed to being ambitious for all and supporting everyone to reach their full potential. All employees of the Trust are expected to share these commitments. All posts require satisfactory employment checks and references and a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. All Leadership roles will require a Section 128 check.