Apprentice School Receptionist and Administrator

Location
Whitstable, Kent
Salary
£3.90 per hour
Posted
29 Oct 2019
Closes
29 Nov 2019
Ref
KT&A2534
Specialism
Administration
Sector
Unspecified
Start Date
Immediate
Duration
Undisclosed

Joy Lane primary school believes that all children should be encouraged to aspire to lead a happy and fulfilling life, whatever form that may take. As a school, learning is our ‘core business’ and to this end we aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum, comprising rich and engaging learning opportunities which will inspire children at the start of their lifelong learning journey. We recognise that at times learning can be challenging, but will ultimately be something to reflect upon with pride. We aim to equip everyone in our learning community so that they can adapt to situations as they meet them and move towards the future with confidence.

DESCRIPTION OF VACANCY
Joy Lane primary school is looking for an enthusiastic and proactive apprentice to join their busy office team as a receptionist and administrator.

You will play a pivotal role in greeting visitors as well as overseeing key administrative duties, including dealing with school uniform purchases, as well as answering the phone and dealing with enquiries.

If you are looking for an opportunity to learn a range of skills which will support you throughout the rest of your career, and like the idea of working in a school, this could well be the role for you!

This role provides a unique combination of administrative and receptionist duties. Tasks will include – but are not limited to – the following:

– Dealing with telephone enquiries
– Greeting visitors to the school and following relevant procedures

Processing purchasing orders for school uniforms Handling cash and card payments for school uniforms
Photocopying key documentation

Filing / archiving key documentation Data entry
Travel Information:

Nearest Train station – Whitstable Station – 15 minute walk from employer

The school is approximately 5 minutes walk away from access to regular buses between Canterbury and Whitstable

WAGE
£3.90 per hour / £146.25 per week

HOURS
Monday-Friday 8.30am -5pm

37.5 hours per week

1 hour Lunch break (unpaid)

SKILLS REQUIRED
Good communication skills
Basic IT skills
Be able to work as part of a team
Good customer service skills
Punctuality
Able to work under pressure in a busy environment.
Reliability
Confidentiality

PERSONAL QUALITIES
We are looking for somebody with a positive attitude who is happy to work in a safe School environment.

The successful candidate should be trustworthy, reliable and takes pride in their work and appearance as first point of contact.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
Minimum grade C GCSE (or equivalent) in English and Maths

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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