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Office Administrator/Receptionist

(Scale 1c/3, £18,007 to £19,339 per annum inclusive of London Weighting Allowance, (FTE £21,029 to £22,585 per annum))
Location: Temporary site at Canterbury Road, Croydon - moving to a newly constructed school in New Addington, Surrey Hours: 36 hours per week, Term Time Only

Closing Date: 09/07/2021


Job Description

Start Date: September 2021

We are looking for a candidate with enthusiasm to work under the guidance of our School Office Manager. You will be required to liaise closely with a number of internal and external stakeholders to provide high quality reception and administrative support as integral members of the School Office Team.

The school receptionist role will involve working within our friendly and busy school reception area. You will meet and greet all visitors, parents and pupils upon arrival in a professional and friendly manner as well as answering and transferring calls and taking messages. You will also assist the School Office Manager with various administrative tasks including carrying out general office tasks such as filing, typing and photocopying. In addition, using the school’s internal system to record, update and monitor data.

Office Administrator Receptionist – Job Description AVA

Person Specification

Office Administrator Receptionist – Person Specification AVA

Further Information

Addington Valley Academy (AVA) is a co-educational Special School which will have 150 places for children and young people aged 2-19 who have autism and social communication, cognitive, sensory and social, emotional, and behavioural needs in the Croydon region. All our children have Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD). We opened in September 2020 with an initial cohort of 22 ASD year 7 pupils in a temporary site based in Croydon.

This is an exciting time in the school’s development with a planned relocation to a newly constructed school building for the academic year 2021-22 with a fantastic learning environment designed to meet the needs of autistic children.

Orchard Hill College (the College) and Orchard Hill College Academy Trust (the Trust) together form Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust (OHC&AT), a family of specialist education providers for pupils and students from nursery to further education. As an outstanding provider and Academy sponsor, Orchard Hill College has a strong track record for making a positive impact within the local communities it serves. The College has 6 centres and the Trust is now home to 14 special schools across London, Surrey, Sussex and Berkshire. As a family of specialist providers with a strong track record, we aim to create exciting and relevant educational opportunities tailored to the needs and ambitions of our current and future pupils and students with special education needs or who experience other barriers to learning.

We can offer:

  • • the opportunity to develop your skills and experience within a family of providers;
  • • staff and an Executive Board who are highly committed and dedicated to success;
  • • support and guidance from Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust.

Application Guidance

We welcome any questions you may have and you can contact us via email at jobs@addingtonvalley.org

To apply, please click here. You will be redirected to apply via our online TES portal.

Please note that CV applications will not be considered.

Closing date: Midday Friday 9th July

Interview Date(s): w/c 12th July 2021

Orchard Hill College Academy Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

I think your school and staff are amazing – you have wowed me!

Parent November 2020

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