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Receptionist and Attendance Officer

Pin icon N1 London
Pound Sterling icon From £28,025 Full Time Equivalent + Staff fee discount
Clock icon Permanent
Calendar icon 7 May 2024
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Join us as a Receptionist & Attendance Officer at St Paul's Steiner School in Islington, London.

If you have experience in a similar post and have worked in a school environment/educational setting, we’d love to hear from you.

Receptionist & Attendance Officer
London, N1 2QH

  • Term time + 4 weeks (39 weeks), 8.00am – 4.00pm, Mondays to Fridays
  • From £28,025 Full Time Equivalent + Staff fee discount
  • September 2024 start

Please Note: Applicants must be authorised to work in the UK

Housed in a beautiful Grade II* listed building in Islington, St Paul’s Steiner School is an independent, non-selective, and non-denominational institution catering to children aged 3-14 years old. With a holistic approach, we strive to develop the physical, emotional, and intellectual capacities of each child through an age-appropriate curriculum inspired by the Steiner philosophy.

About the Role:

The post-holder is the initial contact for most parents and visitors and also provides straightforward administration for the school. You will provide excellent internal & external communication, efficient administrative & financial support to the school, using IT and other resources.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Welcoming visitors and handling enquiries
  • Managing pupil attendance and first aid
  • Providing general administrative support
  • Maintaining accurate records and databases
  • Assisting with school events and trips

The Person We’re Looking For:


  • NVQ 2 or equivalent qualification in relevant discipline
  • General reception, administrative, and financial work experience
  • Experience in a school or educational setting
  • Experience in implementing interventions to improve pupil attendance
  • Direct experience working with pupils and parents
  • Collaborative work experience with colleagues
  • Data analysis and report generation experience


  • Strong numeracy skills for accurate accounting
  • Proficient literacy skills for correspondence and proofreading
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in IT tools like mail-merge, spreadsheets, email, and web usage
  • Fast and efficient keyboard skills
  • Ability to utilise office equipment and resources effectively
  • Teamwork proficiency and understanding of school roles and responsibilities


  • Competitive salary starting from £28,025 (Full Time Equivalent)
  • Staff fee discount up to 50%
  • Opportunity to work in a beautiful Grade II listed building
  • Collaborative and supportive work environment
  • Professional development and training opportunities
  • Term-time schedule with 4 weeks of post-term break
  • Contribution to the holistic development of children

How to apply for the role:

If you have the skills and experience required for this position, click “apply” today and check your inbox for an email providing more information on how to tailor your application and provide a cover letter or any supporting documents.

You must be authorised to work in the UK. No agencies please.

St Paul’s Steiner School is committed to equality of opportunity. We encourage applications from individuals of any of the many BAME backgrounds.

St Paul’s Steiner School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The offer of this post is subject to statutory clearance by Disclosure and barring Service and Teacher’s prohibition list check. The appointment will be subject to two satisfactory references, one of which must be from the candidate’s most recent employer and online checks.

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