Administration Assistant & Receptionist

Salary Grade 4 ( FTE range £19777–£22269; actual salary range £16990–£19131 pa).
38 weeks, plus 3 days. Hours: 37.5: Monday–Friday 8am–4pm (30 min unpaid lunch).
Required: June 2019 or as soon as possible.
Closing date: noon, Monday 20 May 2019.
Location: Upton Court Grammar School.


Pioneer Educational Trust is looking for inspiring, optimistic and pioneering candidates to join our committed Educational Support & Administrative Teams. Currently the Trust Schools are Upton Court Grammar School in Slough, Trevelyan Middle School in Windsor and Foxborough Primary School in Langley. 

Our ethos is to ‘recruit for attitude, train for skill’! Our mission is grounded on three core values which our schools embrace.

These are:

  • to collaborate: we believe in working in partnership and providing both high challenge and high support that enables every individual and team to succeed together
  • to invest: we believe in releasing potential and seek to provide a wide range of exciting professional learning experiences for every individual
  • to pioneer: we believe in taking risks and we never accept mediocrity 

Furthermore, Upton Court Grammar School seeks to: 

  • become a world-class school, seen as a centre of excellence and creativity in learning and teaching; 
  • equip students with the ability to articulate their ideas with confidence in an increasingly competitive international work environment. 

In return, we can offer you: 

  • well-resourced facilities and the necessary IT equipment
  • fantastic communities of staff and students
  • benefits which include an Employee Assistance Programme, an extensive range of Retail Discounts, training and development opportunities

The ideal candidate will have experience of working within a school environment; however, this is not essential. The position would suit someone who has the ability to work well under pressure whilst prioritising and working productively and efficiently. You will be expected to provide a high quality front-line service to visitors or callers to the school. You will be able to deal with all situations in a sensitive, calm, caring manner. To be considered for this position you must be able to communicate effectively and courteously with all staff across the Trust, parents, pupils and any visitors to the school. 

The successful candidate will:

  • Be responsible for the smooth and efficient running of the school’s reception area; 
  • Assist in promoting high levels of attendance and punctuality by students and to maintain records both manual and electronic relating to these areas;
  • Provide efficient and accurate clerical/admin support to the school’s administrative function;
  • Be efficient in operation of the school’s switchboard;
  • Undertake general office, reception and administrative duties as required;

For further information and an application form, please visit: www.uptoncourtgrammar.org.uk/vacancies

Applications should be sent to Mrs Bhamini Lynn, Recruitment Manager, Pioneer Educational Trust, c/o Foxborough Primary School, Common Road, Langley SL3 8TX or recruitment@pioneereducationaltrust.org.uk.

Closing date for applications: Midday, Monday 20th May 2019.
Interview will take place w/c 20th May 2019.

Due to the volume of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Agency CVs and CVs on their own will not be accepted.


Pioneer Educational Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This post is subject to satisfactory references, Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check (previously CRB check), and evidence of essential qualifications and proof of legal working in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996.

Pioneer Educational Trust

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Pioneer Educational Trust
c/o Foxborough Primary School
Common Road
Langley
Berkshire
SL3 8TX

Pioneer Educational Trust schools are
Upton Court Grammar School, Lascelles Road, Upton, Slough SL3 7PR
www.uptoncourtgrammar.org.uk;
Trevelyan Middle School, Wood Close, Windsor SL4 3LL
• www.trevelyan.org.uk;
Foxborough Primary School, Common Road, Langley, Slough SL3 8TX
www.foxboroughprimary.co.uk 

Recruitment Manager: Mrs Bhamini Lynn

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