Receptionist & Administrative Assistant

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time - term time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 23/01/2020 12:00
£18,426 - £19,171 pro rata
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Schools - Support
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Our Lady Queen of Martyrs RC Primary School, Esh Winning
Closing date:
23 Jan
Further Information

Required for 3 February 2020 or sooner
Permanent full time – Term Time only

Governors are seeking to appoint a welcoming, flexible, enthusiastic and reliable Receptionist / Administrative Assistant for The Federation of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, Esh Winning and St Joseph’s, Ushaw Moor, RC Primary Schools.

The post holder will be based at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs and work at both schools under the guidance of the Schools Business Manager and Head Teacher. Good communication, interpersonal and computer skills are essential. Previous experience of working in a school office would be an advantage.

We are looking for someone who:
• Will be an excellent first point of contact for our school.
• Is approachable and empathetic.
• Is hardworking, dedicated and reliable.
• Has excellent organisational skills and can prioritise work effectively.
• Acts as a role model and sets personal high standards in the completion of all tasks.
• Can communicate effectively with parents, outside agencies, colleagues and pupils.
• Maintains effective records.
• Is committed to becoming part of our team.
• Has the ability to promote the school’s ethos and reputation within the community.

In return we can offer:
• A welcoming and committed team of staff, parents and governors.
• An inspiring group of pupils who are polite and enjoy learning.
• The chance to join a forward thinking team who are dedicated to continuous improvement.
• Opportunities for continual professional development.

The school is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure check along with relevant employment checks.

If you would like to visit the school prior to submitting your application, please call the school office on 0191 3730355 to arrange a convenient date and time.

Please also visit our website to see more about our school: www.olqmstj.durham.sch.uk

Please return your completed application form (marked Confidential) by post to:

Mrs Louise Keenan
St Joseph’s RC Primary School
Ushaw Moor

The closing date for applications is 12 noon, Thursday 23rd January 2020. Shortlisting will take place on Friday 24th January 2020. Interviews will be held week beginning Monday 27th January 2020.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted to inform them of their date and time for interview.

Applicants with disabilities will be invited for interview if the essential job criteria are met

Where our roles are customer facing and you are required to speak to members of the public, the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post. As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required.

The Governing Body and the Diocese are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and vulnerable adults and the Headteacher must ensure that the highest priority is given to following the guidance and regulations to safeguard them. The successful candidate will be required to undergo an Enhanced check for Regulated Activity from the Disclosure and Barring Service.


Our Lady Queen of Martyrs RC Primary School, Esh Winning
Durham Road
Esh Winning

Tel: 0191-3734343
Email: ourladyqueenofmartyrs@durhamlearning.net
Website: www.olqmstj.durham.sch.uk

Please note
This job is closed for applications.