Maternity Cover - Administrator/Receptionist

Maternity Cover

37 hours: Mon – Thu 7:30am – 15:30, Fri  7:30am – 15:00

Term time only: Grade 4


To start: 2nd October 23


The Bulmershe are looking for an Administrator/Receptionist to start from Monday 2nd October. This role is maternity cover with the potential to move to permanent.

The main role will be to organise staff cover duties for the day, to ensure all classes are supervised, as well as to provide full, general administration support to the school, including administration tasks and Reception duties. Reporting to the Assistant School Business Manager, applicants must have had previous experience in a school environment.


To organise and distribute Staff Cover lists each morning
Undertake day to day administration duties as directed by the line manager
Deal with daily correspondence, telephone calls, standard letters, reports, receive, distribute and frank mail
Act as school receptionist; meet all visitors to the school, deal with general parental enquiries by telephone, take messages and refer matters which are not of a routine nature to the appropriate person
Undertake the day to day administration duties to support the teaching and learning of students in the school as directed by the senior leadership team, including behaviour management and work experience
Be responsible for student intake and exit administration (including primary admissions) and maintain SIMS database
Support parent and open evenings with administrative duties prior to school events
To be responsible for the typing, updating, photocopying, scanning and the distribution of reports and forms (e.g. school policies, school prospectus, staff manuals etc)
Establish and maintain administrative systems in order that the tasks undertaken by the line manager can be successfully completed
Book courses for staff and arrange supply cover where necessary, following school’s guidelines, and book all transport required by the school
Assist with administration and engagement with teachers, parents and students for trips and events
Any other duties that reasonably fall within the remit of the post, which may be allocated after consultation with the postholder

Why join The Bulmershe School

  • This is an outstanding opportunity to join a thriving, creative and nationally recognised, 11-18, community school with an excellent reputation.
  • Excellent CPD opportunities through our networks with other schools and our in-house training
  • You will be joining a vibrant and positive team of subject specialists
  • Additional opportunities to lead extra-curricular or pastoral clubs if desired

We believe that The Bulmershe is a school where you can really make a difference and we look forward to your application. 

How to Apply

  1. If you’d like to find out more about role, the school, or to talk to us about options for flexible working – call: 0118 935 3353 to arrange to meet us for coffee and a chat
  2. Ready to apply? Please complete our application form (CVs will not be accepted)
  3. Email your application and equal opportunities form to the Assistant School Business Manager, Mrs Bagley-Kelly:

The Bulmershe School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointments are subject to enhanced DBS clearance and satisfactory employment references. Note: This job description is not your contract of employment or any part of it. It has been prepared only for the purpose of school organisation and may change either as your contract changes or as the organisation of the school is changed. Nothing will be changed without consultation.


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