Receptionist/Clerical Assistant Apprentice

Folkestone, Kent
£3.90 per hour
01 May 2019
01 Jun 2019
Start Date

Goldwyn is a pioneering and “world-class” school that provides an exciting, high achieving and creative curriculum for students that have a “learning difference”. Every student at Goldwyn is unique and it is our mission to design a learning pathway that reflects high GCSE aspirations as well as encouraging their inherent talents through music, art, languages, technology, science, sport, vocational training and much more. The Goldwyn leaders and all our staff are inspirational, and committed to providing a happy, secure and stimulating school in which students enjoy their learning. We provide an education that develops them academically, socially and emotionally. We focus our energies on ensuring that all children aim for excellence in their work and are able to achieve the very best that they can.

Goldwyn School is a KCC Foundation Special School for children and young people with an EHCP for SEMH needs from age 10 to 16 (provision for 16+ is delivered at Goldwyn Sixth Form College). Students who are admitted to the school have complex and wide ranging difficulties; that come from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds and also from a wide geographical area.

Description of Vacancy
Goldwyn School wish to appoint a Receptionist/Clerical Assistant Apprentice. The successful candidate will be based at Goldwyn School, Folkestone.

This role is ideal for someone who is keen to develop as a receptionist within a School setting. We are seeking someone with enthusiasm and drive, the ability to work alongside and learn from colleagues, and a desire to release their potential within a structured learning and working environment. We offer a nurturing approach to learning with regular supervision so that you can be the best that you can be.

£3.90 per hour minimum although negotiable depending on experience

34 hours per week term time only
8:30am – 4.00pm (Monday to Thursday) – 30 minute unpaid lunch break 8.30am – 3.00pm (Friday) – 30 minute unpaid lunch break

Skills Required
Confident telephone manner 
Potential to develop excellent customer service skills 
Excellent all round IT skills (MS Word, MS Excel, Internet, Intranet, databases) 
Positive attitude – polite and willing 
Strong organisational skills 
Basic knowledge of Health & Safety in an office environment 
Able to prioritise work effectively, be organised and have an ability to multitask Good oral and written communication skills including the ability to communicate effectively by phone 
The ability to work effectively with others as a competent team member. Accuracy and attention to detail

Personal Qualities
Ability to work on own initiative as well as to work effectively as part of a team Flexible and calm approach to work Driven and determined with confident approach to executing tasks Has a can do attitude, enthusiasm and a positive outlook

Other Requirements 
Flexible approach to work with the ability to work effectively under pressure and to deadlines. Well-developed interpersonal skills, tact, discretion and confidentiality Sustainable and realistic travel plan between residence and workplace

Qualifications Required
3 GCSE’s (or equivalent) grades A-C in any subject, plus GCSE English and Maths (or equivalents) at grade D or above Willingness to work towards an NVQ Level 2 or 3 qualification Familiarity with Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel and Outlook)

Training Provided
On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Framework – consisting of the Intermediate NVQ Level, Technical Certificate and Functional Skills if appropriate.

Regular work based assessments/observations carried out by Kent Training & Apprenticeships Tutor Assessor, to determine competency and meet with Awarding Body standards.

Important Information 
The employer has asked that you do not contact them direct. Doing so could jeopardise your application. You will be responsible for your travel expenses to and from your place of work. Therefore, you must have the means to get to your place of work on a daily basis whilst waiting for your first wages to be paid.

KT&A: Kent Training & Apprenticeships are part of Kent County Council and are a leading training organisation with nearly 30 years successful experience. KT&A specialise in high quality work-based training, delivered by qualified staff with personal experience of working in the skill area they teach

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