Receptionist – 21.75 hours per week, 7.45am to 3.30pm Wednesday to Friday, Term-time only (39 weeks). Grade B – Step 1 - Full Time Equivalent Salary £18,562, Actual Salary £9,332.88.

Are you looking for variety in your working day? Would you like the opportunity to be part of an outstanding, vibrant school? Then this could be the post for you!

Wildern School are searching for an enthusiastic and efficient person to man our busy reception desk 3 days a week. You will be the first point of contact – the friendly face of the school (meeting & greeting, responding to emails/telephone calls). Working with the public, parents, staff and pupils requires someone who has tact and diplomacy and the right person will need to have high standards of verbal and written communication with the ability to use the full suite of Microsoft Office. You will need to work independently and as part of a team with a flexible approach to your work, as no two days are the same.

If you are a hardworking individual who has a great sense of humour and you have patience, with a passion for assisting young people, then we would welcome your application.

Benefits of working for our trust include:
• Enrolment in one of the UK’s Largest public sector pension schemes
• A tax efficient Cycle-to-Work scheme through salary sacrifice
• A tax efficient IT Leasing scheme through salary sacrifice
• Friendly and sociable colleagues
• Staff membership rates to our modern on-site Leisure Centre
• Good transport links
• Free on-site car park

We are part of the Wildern Academy Trust which comprises of Wildern School, Deer Park Secondary School and Boorley Park Primary School. Wildern School has been judged by Ofsted as an “Outstanding” school for the past three inspections and we are determined to remain that way. Our staff form a collective team that make a difference to the lives of our students. This is an exciting time for the trust and all colleagues present and future.

Applications should be on Wildern Academy Trust application forms, our application form does differ from the standard Hampshire County Council form and individual CV’s will not be accepted. If you currently work in a school, please ensure one of your references is from your current Headteacher.

Wildern Academy Trust application forms can be downloaded from the links below. Applications can be e-mailed to or sent by post for the attention of Mrs F Mitchell, Wildern School, Wildern Lane, Hedge End, Southampton, SO30 4EJ.

Please submit your application as soon as possible as we may invite candidates to interview before the closing date. Closing Date: Midday, Thursday 27th January 2022

Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close a vacancy earlier than the advertised date if we receive applications that meet the criteria. Once a vacancy has closed, we are unable to consider further applications, so please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Wildern Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

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