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Part time Receptionist

  • Oxfordshire

  • Chandlings

  • FTE £25,000 depending on experience

  • Part-time


We are looking for an organised and enthusiastic individual who will cope cheerfully with this multifaceted role. Flexible in approach but highly efficient, the job requires somebody who can work quickly and calmly. Competent with computers and paper


Key duties

● Opening the reception area ensuring it is clean and tidy for daily presentation

● Receive visitors at the front desk and direct them appropriately

● Answer incoming calls, and deal with queries from parents, children and staff

● Prepare authorisation for absences/maintain register records/phone parents regarding

any unexplained absences

● Assist staff with typing, photocopying, scanning etc

● Coordinate the compilation and preparation of school reports each term

● Control of all incoming and outgoing mail

● Update the iSAMs parent contact database when details are changed

● Send out emails on behalf of staff to parents

● Update notice boards in the office area

● Keep abreast of all events on the School Events calendar

● Assisting PATCH (the Parents’ Association) with administration and emails in any way


● Receive and check all deliveries and liaise with the Domestic Bursar re their distribution

● Order toner for photocopiers and liaise with the photocopier engineers if there are any

problems with the machines

● Assisting with the organisation of Parents’ Evenings and other School Events

● Maintaining staff training records

● General office duties

To apply: Interested and qualified candidates should submit electronically (as separate PDF

documents in one email) the following to before the closing date:

Monday 14 October 2019 (mid day)

● A covering letter addressed to Ms C Cook, Head

● A completed Chandlings application form, with the names and details of at least two

referees. One of the referees must be your current or most recent employer. If your

current/most recent employment does/did not involve working with children, then the

second referee should be the employer with whom you most recently worked with

children. If you are or have been employed within a school, then one reference must be

from the Head of your current school, or the last school at which you worked.

● A CV can be submitted as additional information but it must not be instead of the

application form.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 17 October 2019

Please look at the document 'Part Time Receptionist October 2019' for more details.


Further Information

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Bagley Wood, Nr Boars Hill, Oxford, OX1 5ND

  • 180 Day Boys (2-11)
  • 133 Day Girls (2-11)

01865 730771

Closing Date: 14 October 2019

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