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School Receptionist Jobs Overview

A school receptionist job is far from simply answering phone calls as is the common misconception. If you are successful in your application for a school receptionist position, you will be a vital part of a group which ensures the school's smooth running. Your daily tasks may include:

  • Greeting visitors
  • Typing letters, documents and reports
  • Sorting and dealing with incoming communications and post
  • Photocopying and printing
  • Passing on school dinner orders
  • Signing in late students
  • Creating invoices and banking
  • Replenishing stationery and equipment
  • Keeping logs of pupils and staff

School Receptionist Jobs Education Requirements

Qualifications are not always required in school receptionist jobs, but experience, especially in secretarial work or as an office assistant, is a plus. A DBS (previously CRB) will be necessary as you are working around children and, if you don't have experience, then the following qualifications may help:

  • Administration qualifications
  • Maths and English GCSE A-C grades
  • Computing qualifications

School Receptionist Jobs Market

According to the National Careers Service website, school receptionist jobs are 94% filled by women. The NCS also found, during its research, that there is a 16% shortage in school receptionist jobs, which is good if you are looking for a vacancy.

School Receptionist Jobs Salary Information

School receptionist vacancies have a range of salaries depending upon the establishment and the level of responsibility that you have. The average salary is £15,000 per year and that is for 37 hours a week, excluding school holidays. Due to the term time nature of the position you will be paid monthly on a pro rata basis.

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