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Job Salary
Grade 3 £23,500 to £23,893 (pro-rata)
Netherthorpe Primary School
Job Reference
Hours per week
37 Hours per week, 39 Weeks per year
Contract Type
Closing date

Netherthorpe Primary School is looking for a permanent Receptionist & Admin Assistant to join our school, starting April 2024.

Monday to Friday 37 hours per week for 39 weeks per year.

Grade 3 £23,500.00 to £23,893.00  pro rata

Netherthorpe Primary is a vibrant and inclusive one-form-entry school close to the heart of the city. We are looking for someone who cares for children and sees their education as something that includes, but is not limited to, academic achievement. 

One of our strengths at Netherthorpe is the diversity of the community we serve. Our children love coming to school and share a passion for learning. The majority speak an additional language – at any one time there are approximately 20 different languages spoken across school. This creates rich and exciting learning opportunities for the whole school community.

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, experienced, and well organised person who can work alone and as part of a team. This is a new position that will be mainly based on the reception in our Sports Hall, though will include cover of main reception and other duties as laid out. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate exceptional communication and interpersonal skills as interaction with parents, visitors, students and staff will be a daily part of the role.  

The successful candidate will also be required to support the Admin team and undertake general office tasks including word processing, data entry, filing, photocopying, school meals and attendance. We require a person with good organisational skills who can work on their own initiative whilst maintaining a team perspective, maintain confidentiality and have the ability to work flexibly under pressure to meet the workload demand. 

The successful candidate will need:

•    Good communication skills and be able to undertake administrative tasks including photocopying, filing, emailing etc.

•    To be able to sort and distribute post and emails.

•    To be able to communicate effectively with visitors/parents/staff and to be approachable, courteous and be able to present a positive image of the school to parents and visitors.

•    To be able to assist with arrangements for school trips and visits.

•    To be able to undertake word-processing and other IT based tasks and administration of school meals and registers, maintaining manual and computerised information systems e.g. SIMs and to be able to produce lists/information and data as required.

•    To be able to undertake financial administration of the collection of dinner monies for school meals and trips and relevant administrative/ICT procedures relating to these.

•    To be able to undertake telephone and reception duties with a polite/courteous manner and to be able to relate information as required with appreciation of the need for confidentiality.

•    To be able to undertake first day response for attendance.

•    To be willing to undertake training or already have a first aid qualification, to assist in the first aid and welfare of the children.

Closing date 03/03/2024

Interviews week commencing 11th March 2024

For an informal and confidential conversation about the role, please contact Sarah Skelton, School Business Manager 01142726834 or via email at  – Please note, school will be closed for Half Term 12th – 16th February when there will be no on to respond to enquiries. 

You are encouraged to look round the school.

Please return your completed application form to the Schools Business Manager Sarah Skelton by email or by post to Netherthorpe Primary School, Netherthorpe Street, Sheffield, S3 7JA

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment.  All successful candidates will be required to complete an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

We value our diverse workforce and aim to work together to make the most of our differences. We welcome applications from everyone.  Under the Disability Confident Scheme, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria of this job, are guaranteed an interview.

The Council is not responsible or accepts liability to the reader, for information included in this job advert. If you have any queries or concerns, please speak to the school.