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Part Time Receptionist

This vacancy has now closed and is listed for reference only.
Vacancy Summary
Opossum Federation
Newport School, Newport Road, Leyton, London
Working Pattern:
Part Time
25 hours per week. part time TTO + 2 Weeks.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
30/09/2019 at 12:00 PM
Vacancy Description

At Opossum, we believe that all pupils deserve high quality education which engages, inspires and challenges; so that everyone meets their full potential. We strive to create safe and happy learning environments which promote independence and high expectations of all. We are committed to providing opportunities which promote open mindedness, empathy and celebration of the rich and diverse communities which we serve; so that everyone is able to contribute positively to society. We are dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyle choices so that our pupils develop physically, emotionally and morally. We are determined that our pupils will be successful and will leave us as confident, highly educated members of the community.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and a committed Receptionist to join our team as soon as possible. The hours of work will be 7:45 am – 12:45 pm.The post holder will be employed to the Federation, however, will initially be based at Newport Primary School.

We are looking for someone with:

  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • ICT competency in all Microsoft Packages
  • Ability to use own initiative and work as part of a team
  • Able to work in a highly pressured environment to meet demands and deadlines
  • An eye for detail and committed to accuracy
  • Willingness to work flexibly

If you feel you have the necessary skills to contribute to our continuing successful journey, we would love to hear from you.

To download an application form, please visit either of our websites at Please submit all completed Applications to Eve Cherrington at

Only applications submitted on the school’s application form will be considered.

Closing Date for Applications: Monday 30th September 2019, 12.00 noon 

All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS clearance and Satisfactory References and candidates

are required to submit a self – disclosure form with their application.

The school is registered in accordance with the General  Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) as currently set out in the  Data Protection Bill.

The school is required to share some of the data with the Local Authority and with the DfE.

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 contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:

- 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.