Receptionist/Administration - Maternity cover

Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Salary: Salary details (annual) Scale 3 £19,402-£19,754
Location: Buxton School, Cann Hall Road, Leytonstone
Contract: Temporary
Working Pattern: Term Time
Hours: Term-time only, 36 hours per week / 5 days a week.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 25/11/2021 at 12:00
Reference: SCH/21/172451

Receptionist/ Administrator – Maternity cover

Required as soon as possible 

Scale: 3 £19,402 - £19,754

Hours:36 hours per week / 45.6-week contract

(Term-Time Only) 

Buxton School is a vibrant and exciting place to work, with a staff team who are committed to making a difference to the lives of young people. We believe that every pupil can be inspired to be the very best that they can be and we set the highest expectations so that pupils develop the skills, confidence and independence necessary to become successful learners. 

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, experienced Receptionist/Administrator. The person appointed will need to be flexible with high standards of customer care to take responsibility for the provision of Reception during school hours. You must have good communication skills at all levels encompassing the skills to greet visitors warmly and professionally, an excellent telephone manner and have proficient IT skills. You must also have experience of working effectively on your own initiative and under pressure and able to multi-task. 

The post holder will have daily contact with pupils, parents and staff and therefore must have the ability to relate effectively to all adults and young people.

Buxton School offers staff:

  • An excellent learning environment and ICT facilities
  • Wide range opportunities for Staff CPD
  • State of the art facilities in a new building
  • Supportive Governing body and experienced Leadership Team
  • All-Through school from Nursery to Year 11 with a creative and inspiring curriculum and ethos. 

We believe that we can transform the learning of generations of children by having the full range of children on one site led by staff and supported by a community who share common values, learning and curriculum aims, polices, and practices in our All-Through school. Visits to the school are welcomed. Please contact to make an appointment. 

Buxton School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children. The

successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure.

Safeguarding Policy 

Please note CVs will not be accepted. 

For an application pack and further details, please download the details from the school website or contact Stacey Bell, PA to Executive Head teacher at  

Closing date: Thursday 25th November 2021

Interviews: Week beginning 29th November 2021  

Equal Opportunities

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value. To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy

This vacancy is now closed