Career Opportunity

Receptionist/Administrative Assistant


Receptionist/Administrative Assistant
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Holcombe Grammar School
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Holcombe Grammar School
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Advert Details

Receptionist/ Administrative Assistant

Salary: TSAT C Scale £18,327 - £20,066 (Pro rata £15,867 - £17,373 for hours and weeks stated)

Hours per week: 37 hours per week, term time + 10 days (40 weeks)

Contract: Permanent

Start date: ASAP

Closing Date: 30/01/2022

Interview Date: TBC

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We are recruiting for a Receptionist/ Administrative Assistant to join Holcombe Grammar SchoolWe are looking for a well-organised, efficient and enthusiastic person to join our team to assist in supporting the Office Manager by providing a range of administrative support and reception service.


We are looking for someone with excellent all-round IT skills and the ability to be flexible. You will provide a friendly, welcoming, first point of contact for parents/carers, visitors and staff.  You will have the ability to cope with conflicting demands, deadlines and interruptions and to work to tight deadlines in a methodical manner observing confidentiality at all times.

Holcombe Grammar School delivers an inspiring curriculum…appropriately adapted to the needs, abilities and interests of all pupils. A range of extra-curricular activities further promotes personal development and welfare– Ofsted 2018


Holcombe Grammar School is part of The Thinking Schools Academy Trust. We are a selective 11-18 boys’ school with a large and growing mixed Sixth Form. At Holcombe Grammar School our aim is that students develop into successful, well rounded, confident young people who are equipped with the academic and life skills necessary to thrive in the modern world.


What you will need to succeed:


For a full list of responsibilities please see the attached JD

  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent IT skills, including Microsoft 365
  • Ability to be flexible
  • Able to provide a friendly, welcoming, first point of contact for parents/carers, visitors and staff. 
  • Ability to cope with conflicting demands, deadlines and interruptions and to work to tight deadlines in a methodical manner observing confidentiality at all times.
  • A good standard of education, including GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above
  • First Aid Qualification desirable but essential
  • Previous experience in a similar role would be desirable.

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust is a family of schools consisting of both primary and secondary schools across Kent, Hampshire and Plymouth. 


We believe that every young person in our community deserves to have the best opportunities at life regardless of their individual circumstances.

Education is the key to transforming life chances and we support and develop every member of our community to:

  • Think about their Thinking
  • Be their Best self
  • Shape their Success
In this way we transform life chances

Click Here To view our Trust video to gain an insight into The Thinking Schools Academy Trust


What our Trust will offer you:

  • The opportunity to work with happy and well-behaved children who are excited about learning and work with parents who are supportive of our school values and ethos. 
  • Outstanding CPD tailored to you, wherever you are in your career
  • Support from across the Trust to help you deliver outstanding teaching and learning through resources, mentoring and school visits
  • Reduced membership of a fully-equipped fitness suite and classes – located on the site of New Horizons Children’s Academy
  • A 24/7 employee assistance programme which provides counselling and support / advice on a wide array of areas
  • Free parking in our staff carpark

What you need to do now:

If you are interested in working at our small and friendly school, benefitting from a supportive network of colleagues across our Trust, and are keen to progress your career then please apply today!

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found.

If this role  isn't right for you but you would be interested in hearing about other role at Victory Academy and across our Trust please click here to join our talent pool. 

If you experience any difficulties applying though the portal, please feel free to complete an application using this link to make a Support Staff Application

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.



The following documents are available relating to this vacancy:

Receptionist - Administrative Assistant.pdf


Please note that applications are submitted through our recruitment provider Jane Systems via