Wakefield Grammar School Foundation

School Receptionist and Secretary
Wakefield West Yorkshire
Starting salary £17,684.00 pa with progression to £18,569.00 pa
Office Support
Reception Office

Job Description

School Receptionist and Secretary

Starting salary £17,684.00 pa

with progression to £18,569.00 pa


We have an immediate vacancy based at WGHS Senior School to join our small, friendly and busy school office.


  • This is a varied role providing a professional and efficient service in administering the day-to-day activities of a busy reception area, and providing clerical and secretarial support to the school as required. The role has the responsibility for inputting and updating the pupil registers on a daily basis, taking care to ensure the information is accurate and up-to-date.


What you will need:

  • You will be able to multi-task in a reactive and busy environment.
  • Previous experience working as a secretary/administrator in an office or school with an excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office programmes.
  • You will be highly organised and be able to work independently.
  • Creative ability to produce a variety of documents.
  • Confidence in communicating with a variety of key stakeholders; including management, teachers, pupils and parents.
  • Flexibility and a willingness to work as part of a team.
  • Ideally experience using school systems such as SIMS, or a willingness to be trained.


Hours of work are 37.5 per week all year round, working Monday to Friday, 8.00 am to 4.30 pm with a one hour unpaid lunch break.


As part of our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, the successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Check.


Further details and an application form can be obtained from our website www.wgsf.org.uk or from Mrs Christina Hastings, Administrative Bursar, Queen Elizabeth Grammar School Senior School, 154 Northgate, Wakefield, WF1 3QX. Applications by CV will not be accepted.


Closing date for applications: 10 am, Friday, 14th December 2018.

Interviews to be held on: Wednesday 19th December 2018.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its pupils and the successful applicant will be subject to all recommended checking procedures including an enhanced DBS disclosure and a check against the Children’s Barred List

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