June 11, 2024
Job Type
Short Summary
We are looking for a professional and welcoming Receptionist to join our External Relations team.
In the range of £9,360 to £9,780 per annum pro rata (FTE £23,400 to £24,453) depending on number of hours worked and experience and qualifications.
Working Pattern
Part Time • Permanent
Closing Date
June 25, 2024


Founded in 1646, Reading Blue Coat is a leading independent day school of circa 800 pupils from ages 11 to 18. The School is located on a beautiful 46-acre campus in the village of Sonning, just outside Reading.

The School employs more than 200 staff, of whom 50% are academic staff, and provides a stimulating, friendly and supportive atmosphere in which each pupil can realise his or her full intellectual, physical, and creative potential.

We are looking for a professional and welcoming Receptionist to join our External Relations team. In this role, you will receive, host and provide an initial point of contact and assistance to all visitors, staff and pupils, whether on the phone or face-to-face, as well as providing support to the rest of the External Relations team as required.

The ideal candidate will have excellent IT skills, ability to prioritise, attention to detail, strong communication skills and a confident, warm and welcoming manner. In addition, they will have the ability to remain calm, patient and polite underpinned by relevant experience, training and qualifications and the technical ability to carry out the role effectively.

This is a part-time role working 15 hours per week from 10:00 to 18:00 Thursday and Friday.

Reading Blue Coat offers an exceptional working environment and an attractive rewards package, including excellent benefits such as a pension scheme; free meals; extensive staff discounts; tax saving cycle to work and car leasing schemes; free sports and leisure facilities; Employee Assistance Programme; and a strong commitment to professional development.

Further details and an application form can be downloaded from our website: or contact the HR department, Tel: 0118 933 5813 email:

Closing date: 09:00 on Tuesday 25 June 2024

Applications must be submitted to the email address above by application form (which can be found on our website) and accompanied by your covering letter. Applicants must already be eligible to work in the UK.

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. Applicants must be willing to undergo checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced check.

Registered charity number 1087839 • No agencies, please

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