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Administration Support Assistant - Reception

Hours of work: 22.5 hours per week
Working pattern: Part-time, Term-time only (working for 40 weeks per year plus 6 weeks annual leave, which will increase after 5 years' continuous service)
(As the position is part-time/term-time only, the above salary will be pro rata)

Closing date: Wednesday 14 December 2022 (by noon)

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact: Willingdon Community School, Broad Road, Lower Willingdon, Eastbourne, BN20 9QX
Phone: 01323 485254
Email: recruitment@willingdonschool.org.uk
Website: http://www.willingdonschool.org.uk
Please note, we do not accept CVs.

Single Status Grade 4, £21,189 - £21,575 per annum (pro rata)
Actual pro-rata salary is £11,367 – £11,574 per annum
Permanent/22.5 hours per week/40 weeks per year (part time/term time only + 1 week) 
(paid for 46 weeks per year to include holiday entitlement)
Working 12.00pm to 16.30pm Monday to Friday.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated Receptionist/Admin Support Assistant to provide and maintain a professional Reception service to our school visitors and staff.  The role includes delivering an efficient administrative support to staff in order that team priorities are achieved, ensuring confidentiality and other controls are maintained, and safeguarding procedures are consistently adhered to.

The successful candidate will provide a proficient and sensitive front of house service in dealing with students, parents, carers, visitors and staff. 

Our Vision Statement:

We are Willingdon

We are a united, vibrant community which demonstrates personal excellence in all that we do.  Learning at Willingdon transforms lives by igniting curiosity and expecting the very best from staff and students alike.  We value opportunities, aiming for success today to prepare for challenges and opportunities tomorrow.  We are respectful, compassionate and courteous to empower each other on our unique learning journeys.  We look after ourselves and each other, and show empathy, respect and compassion to all people and our environment along the way.  We encourage tolerance, resilience and reflection, which in turn allows everyone to make progress every lesson.  We work together as a harmonious community to be the very best versions of ourselves.

This makes us Willingdon.

Willingdon Community School is committed to child protection/safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this duty of care.  All applicants will be subject to safer recruitment procedures and will require satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check.

We advise applying promptly for this vacancy as we reserve the right to close and interview early if sufficient suitable applications have been received.

To apply for this post, please download and complete the application form from the school website: http://willingdonschool.org.uk/about-us/vacancies or, e-mail: recruitment@willingdonschool.org.uk

Additional Information


Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children.  All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.


  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/231210/29287

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Eastbourne

  • Salary
  • £21,189 - £21,575 per annum pro rata

  • Closing date
  • 14/12/2022

  • Organisation
  • Willingdon Community School

  • Contract type
  • Term Time - Permanent

  • Work pattern
  • Part Time

  • Hours
  • 22.5

  • Job type
  • Support Staff - Education