• Employer: Wirral School
  • Salary: £20,057 - £20,392
  • Location: The Observatory School
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week. 39 Weeks Per Year.
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Closing Date: 23/02/2024 at 12:00
  • Reference: SCH/24/266872

36 Hours Per Week 39 Weeks Per Year

Band C

As The Observatory School grows we are adding to a team which has high expectations and sets high standards for both pupils and colleagues. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Receptionist based at the schools Leasowe Campus, you must be a professional and customer focussed person who will complement and support the school staff team. 

This job comes at the most critical junction in the school's development, we are currently spearheading the development and opening of the third campus whilst we are still building the second. 

As the first point of contact for parents and visitors both by phone and face to face this is an extremely important role. 

The Reception team deal with varied enquiries which includes receiving visitors to the School, answering incoming calls, dealing with incoming and outgoing post, management of the reception area to always ensure a professional appearance and any other adhoc administrative activities as and when required. 

The ideal candidate will have experience of working in a similar role within a client facing and/or customer service environment; have excellent communication skills, both in person and over the telephone; be well presented and act as an ambassador for the School.

Your knowledge, skills and experience are important, but so will be your emotional intelligence and resilience. 

Expectations are high, challenges you have never faced before will come from all directions and the expectation will be on you to meet them in line with the vision of school.

The Observatory School is an extraordinary place of work and to meet our team's expectations, you will be an extraordinary individual with a proven track record. 

In return we offer the opportunity to work with our area's most extraordinary children, we will say, the area's most resilient, cohesive and supportive staff team and where a working day is never the same as the last. 

The school is truly a remarkable place and if you feel you would like to embark on the adventure, please take the opportunity visit the school before application.
This can be arranged by emailing Kate Smith  HR Manager 

Closing date for the vacancy is 23rd February 2024 with commencement date of 15th April 2024, although this is negotiable. 

Due to high volumes of applications, the school will be operating a rolling interview process whereby candidates may be invited to interview following receipt of their application should the essential criteria be met. 

The school is committed to the highest standards of safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of our children and expects the same level of commitment from all staff. 

This post is subject to an Enhanced Level CRB check.

All applicants will be considered on the basis of suitability for the post regardless of sex, race or disability


Fully completed application forms should be accompanied by a letter of application, no longer than two sides of A4 and submitted to

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This vacancy is now closed