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Receptionist & Administrator

20.0 to 30.0 hours per week negotiable (Term-time + 5 INSET days), Monday to Friday (08:00 start time). JG3 SCP5 £19,650 - SCP6 £20,043 (Actual pro-rata salary £9,288 pa up to £14,212 pa depending on hours worked and SCP). Opportunity to work some additional days during school holidays by negotiation

The Role

Working within the guidance of the Administration Manager we are looking for a motivated and positive individual to be one of the school’s Receptionists and to provide additional administration capacity to the school.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience gained through time employed in a similar role
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills (both written and oral)
  • A good level of ICT skills
  • The ability to stay calm under pressure

To be considered for this position you must:

  • Have a passion and 'can-do' attitude for supporting the School
  • Be inspired by a high-paced and dynamic working environment

The School

Gordano School is a large and highly successful 11-18 comprehensive secondary school approximately eight miles outside Bristol. This includes a thriving Sixth Form of over 350 students that is strongly integrated into the school and offers significant opportunities for Post-16 teaching in over 30 courses. We are the sole secondary school serving the popular town of Portishead, and benefit greatly from being a central part of our community.

We view education as something bigger than just academic achievement. We have a record of considerable academic success, but believe that an education should be about preparing young people for their future lives in a complete sense. As well as consistently positive Progress 8 and Level 3 Value Added outcomes at GCSE and A Level respectively we place great emphasis on student leadership, an unparalleled extra-curricular programme and student progression to their next steps in a wide range of academic and vocational routes.

We value our membership of the Lighthouse Schools Partnership, the North Somerset Teaching Alliance and our role as a Teaching School in delivering high quality support and development for colleagues, both new to the profession and more established. Our size allows regular opportunities for progression into leadership roles.

We were judged Outstanding in all categories in our last Ofsted inspection, but, just as importantly, seek to be a very happy school community with a big heart. This has never been more evident than in the last year, where we have been incredibly proud of the response from our brilliant staff, children and families to the Covid pandemic.

If you have the necessary relevant experience, motivation and relish the challenge of a demanding role we want to hear from you.

Gordano School, through the Lighthouse Schools Partnership, offers an excellent benefits package including contributory pension scheme, a comprehensive employee assistance programme and benefits (offering discounts on shopping), cycle to work scheme and on-site parking.

Application forms and a covering letter must be submitted by email to  .Submission of a Curriculum Vitae is optional.

Closing date: 9:00am on Thursday 19 May 2022
Interviews: w/c 23 May 2022

Gordano School supports Equal Opportunities Employment.

Gordano School is committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its pupils and expects all staff to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. Appointment is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for regulated activity.