School Administrator & Receptionist

  • Location
    Paignton, Devon
  • Category
    Admin. Secretarial and PA - Receptionist
  • Contract Type
  • Salary
  • OrganizationType

Are you looking for a Part Time, Term Time Admin role that will fit around the ties of busy family life? A rare opportunity has arisen in a small friendly school in Paignton for an administrator for a fixed term contract until July 2022!

JOB TITLE: School Administrator and Receptionist (Fixed Term)

LOCATION: Paignton

HOURS: 20 hours per week, 12pm - 4pm, Monday to Friday. Term time only. 39 weeks per year.

SALARY: £17, 824 pro rata, (approx. £8537.60 per annum / £9.24 per hour)

BENEFITS: Fantastic holiday allowance with term time only working hours, small & friendly team, pension, training and apprenticeship opportunities.

THE COMPANY AND ROLE: This is a small and friendly Primary School in Paignton with a real community feel. As one of the school's key administrators and receptionists you will be the first point of contact for all visitors to the school and will deal with all enquiries whether it be face to face, over the phone, or via email. You will support with all thing's admin, typing letters and reports, inputting data and general filing and photocopying. This role would suit someone who is a real people person, has excellent communication skills and an admin background.


  • Receiving and prioritising incoming telephone calls, dealing with them appropriately including accurately recording messages

  • Liaising with staff, governors, pupils, parents and outside agencies as and when required.

  • Checking the school emails daily and distributing information as appropriate.

  • Typing correspondence, letters, reports and documents

  • General administration as required.

  • Photocopying and document collation

  • Updating pupil data using the school's management system (SIMs) and ensuring all records are maintained and up to date.

  • Producing reports, lists and other information relating to pupil records as required.

  • Working from the school reception desk as a first point of contact for all visitors ensuring they are welcomed and that signing in procedures are followed


  • Previous admin experience

  • Experience in a school or education setting is particularly advantageous, but not essential

  • Someone who can work independently and think on their feet

  • Excellent organisational and communication skills

  • Polite and professional telephone manner

  • Someone who is dynamic and hard working with a positive nature

  • Someone who is able to establish positive relationships with pupils, parents, governors and staff alike

  • A good role model

  • Strong computer skills

Please note the successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

TO APPLY: If you are interested in this role we would love to hear from you. Please call Alex on 01392 426200 or email a copy of your CV to

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