School Receptionist (Maternity Cover), Oxford
Location: Oxford OX2 7EN
Working Pattern: Maternity cover • Full time
Closing date: 12 January 2020
Summer Fields is a boarding and day school for approximately 310 boys aged 4 to 13 years. The school is situated in Summertown, two miles north of the centre of Oxford and has 70 acres of superb grounds. Summer Fields has always held a strong academic tradition and each year boys pass Common Entrance and regularly win major scholarships to the top Public Schools in the country.
We are seeking to appoint a School Receptionist to provide a professional and welcoming reception service to all visitors to the Prep School and to carry out an extensive variety of administrative duties. Acting as the primary point of contact between the school and its parents and visitors, the ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills, good personal presentation, a pleasant and confident manner with a well-organised and methodical approach. Written and verbal communications skills are important along with the ability to prioritise and work under pressure.
This role is a fixed term, full-time, position covering maternity leave from January 2020 to approximately mid October 2020. The term-time working hours are 8:00 to 17:00 Monday to Friday and three Saturday mornings each term. The hours during holiday periods are more flexible.
This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a prestigious independent school in a beautiful location in Summertown. Benefits include a contributory pension scheme, life assurance, an employee assistance programme and free parking.
In order to ensure the safety and security of all pupils at the school, applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening. We are required to carry out a number of pre-employment checks including:-
• obtaining references from past employers;• checking a full history of employment and verifying reasons for any gaps in employment;• an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service criminal records check.• an overseas criminal record check is required for applicants who have lived abroad for three months or more in the last ten years.
Please apply by providing a fully completed application form and a letter of application. To satisfy the requirements for safer recruitment, we need to ask you for your full employment record. Details of any gaps between jobs or between finishing education and employment must be provided.
Please note, an application form must be submitted as we do not accept applications by CV alone.
Summer Fields is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.