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Receptionist / Administrative Assistant

Academy: The Hayesbrook School, Tonbridge

Salary: £15,472 - £15,513

Start Date: TBC

Closing Date: 10:00am, Monday 24 February 2020

The Role

The Hayesbrook School in Tonbridge requires a Receptionist/Administrator to join our busy admin team. The role is 37 hours per week, term time only, plus 12 days during the school holidays (including INSET days).

You will be responsible for maintaining the professional appearance and calm running of the busy reception area, operating the Academy’s main telephone system, greeting visitors and undertaking ID/vetting checks and providing medical support to our students.  

In addition to your reception duties you will also be required to provide general administrative support to the Academy including, responding to email enquiries, updating student records, supporting school activities and events. Previous experience of working in a school office environment is desirable but not essential.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a friendly, professional and engaging manner
  • Have a ‘can do’, solution focused approach when dealing with students, staff, parents and visitors to the academy
  • Be able to work in a fast paced environment with a calm and unflappable disposition
  • Have good oral and written communication skills
  • Be a confident user of IT systems, including Word and Excel
  • Be highly organised with a flexible approach to day to day work activities
  • Be a great team player with a willingness to support the needs of others
  • Have a sense of fun

Application Information

Only applications made using The Brook Learning Trust Support Staff application form will be considered.  Please use your application to demonstrate how your skills and experience match those detailed in the job description. Completed application forms should be sent by 10.00 am on Monday 24 February 2020 to 

Interviews will take place on Friday 28 February 2020

To arrange a school visit please contact Amanda Lee, HR Manager for the Brook Learning Trust on 01580 712754  ext 331/332 or


The Hayesbrook School

The Hayesbrook School is a non-selective boys Academy, with a mixed Sixth Form, that serves the communities of Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells and the surrounding areas, with all students supported and challenged to reach their own personal excellence. The school has 450 students on roll. For more information visit

Our vision is simple - to ensure that all of our students achieve beyond expectations and flourish as confident learners with the highest aspirations, ready for the university or careers of their choice, and also ready for the world in which they will work and live. We are relentless in our pursuit of the very best for all our students.


The Brook Learning Trust

Brook Learning Trust is proud to have The Hayesbrook School as part of our family of academies. As a Trust, we bring together our unique academies in our belief in the power of education to change lives and communities.

It is our steadfast purpose to challenge and defy the barriers that constrain the educational progress of any child. We set high aims for aspiration and secure collective responsibility for all our children’s achievements. Our work is underpinned by the values of Integrity, Respect, Courage, Optimism, Excellence and Accountability.

A strong focus on teaching and learning as well as high standards and expectations has led the Brook Learning Trust to become recognised as one of the strongest multi-academy trusts in the county. Learning and growing with us, children in our academies make great progress. Brook Learning Trust, working with The Hayesbrook School, brings energy, passion and expertise to the education of our children.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. All posts are subject to vetting checks including an Enhanced DBS check and references.  An overseas police check will be required by candidates who have worked or resided outside of the UK.

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