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Receptionist/Admin Assistant


We are looking for an experienced Admin Assistant/Receptionist. The role requires a good knowledge of school systems, secretarial and pupil matters.

Knowledge of SIMS systems is desirable.


The appointed person will:

•           have a friendly disposition and a good sense of humour

•           have good oral and written communication skills

•           have strong organisational skills with the ability to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines

•           display a professional attitude ensuring confidentiality at all times

•           have good IT skills

•           have excellent numeracy and literacy skills

•           be First Aid trained (or be willing to undertake training)


Main job purpose includes;

•           To provide a professional Receptionist service as well as administrative support under the supervision of the Office Manager

•           To support with data entry

•           To manage Pupil Attendance

•           To manage the Admissions paperwork and prepare it for the Office Manager

•           To answer and direct phone calls and school emails

•           To support the Office Manager and Assistant Business Manager as needed

•           To prepare Parent Communication and other typing for the Head Teacher


We are looking for a candidate with experience of working in a busy school office, or other pressurised office environment. Someone who is professional, confidential and a good communicator and someone who has the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

Your application is a direct permanent application to Our Lady of Lourdes RC Primary School. 


To apply, please complete the support application pack below and return to the Office Manager Samantha Neal at or call 0208 989 9521 for more information.


Closing Date:  Friday 29th April at 12pm

Start Date: ASAP

Permanent, 9am to 4.30pm - Term Time Only

LBR Grade 4 Scale Point 7


We reserve the right to interview before the deadline if we have a strong field.

Midday Play Leader


Our School Community is seeking to appoint a Midday Play Leader to join our team. It will be your job to assist and support in the supervision of games and general play in the playground during lunch, helping to keep the children safe and happy during lunchtimes.


If you are a happy, friendly and positive person with the desire to work with children and work as part of a team we would love to hear from you.


The Governors are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children. All staff are expected to share this commitment. The successful person will undergo pre-employment checks which include references, right to work in UK, DBS checks and a declaration that neither they nor anyone they live with is a disqualified person under the Childcare Regulations


Are you:

•        Enthusiastic with a passion for excellence

•        Able to demonstrate professional behaviours within the workplace

•        Able to successfully work in a team with fantastic communication skills

•        Committed to providing a positive lunch time experience

•        Organised and efficient

•        Patient with a sense of humour


We can offer:

•        A welcoming school.

•        Good opportunities for continued professional development.

•        The opportunity to further develop skills in the effective support of children’s learning

•        Great Teamwork

•        Happy, hardworking and motivated children

•        A friendly hardworking team


To apply, please request an application form from the Office Manager Samantha Neal at or call 0208 989 9521 for more information.


Closing Date:  Friday 29th April at 12pm

Start Date: ASAP

Permanent, 11.45am to 1.15pm daily - Term Time Only

LBR Grade 1 Scale Point 3 (£11.60 per hour)


The school is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders are subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Please see the below link to our safeguarding policy.


Only applications made on the CES application forms, see below, will be accepted.



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