Receptionist (term time only)
Full-time hours during term-time only, permanent position, immediate start.
An adaptable, cheerful and welcoming professional, with excellent customer-service skills and experience is sought to join the Main Reception team.
Our staff are inspiring and committed to the school’s shared vision: To lead in transforming the futures of intelligent children who experience Specific Learning Difficulties, Developmental Language Disorders and associated conditions, by empowering them.
Nationally celebrated, More House School provides an exceptional, mainstream education for boys with Specific Learning Difficulties. Providing a transformative education repeatedly recognised as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted over more than a decade, we offer a specialised learning environment for 480 day and boarding boys from Year 4 to Year 13. Our pupils are taught to recognise their strengths and develop their self-belief so that they achieve independence and extraordinary results at GCSE, BTEC and A Level, above the national averages.
Delivering a mainstream independent-school experience, both academically and socially, the very broad curriculum affords all pupils the opportunity to discover their strengths, challenging them to fulfil their academic and extra-curricular potential. All boys who attend More House are individually timetabled, with many receiving support through the on-site Learning Development Centre and its qualified therapeutic staff. Judged ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in its last five school inspections, our most recent inspection (March 2019) graded More House School ‘Outstanding’ overall, and ‘Outstanding’ in each of the six sub-sections of the report. More House is CReSTeD approved, listed in their Specialist Schools category, and is a member of the Independent Schools Association and the Boarding Schools’ Association.
The school is set on a wooded hillside in nearly thirty acres on the Hampshire/Surrey border, and attractive modern facilities lie above the playing fields. London Waterloo is one hour away by train from close-by Farnham railway station, and there is easy access to the M25, M3 and A3 major routes. Guildford is twenty minutes’ drive away.
In recent years, the school has refurbished and extended its boarding facilities, refurbished its eight Science laboratories, built its School of Engineering and CAD facilities, and opened a new Humanities block and school Chapel. Autumn 2017 witnessed the completion of our brand new library and Media Studies centre, and growth in learning support facilities. 2018 saw the expansion of the site and the conversion of a large domestic building into our new Sixth Form centre, which was opened in January 2019, improving further the facilities for both teaching, and independent study.
Staff join the school from a variety of backgrounds. Many have worked at More House for many years. The school provides a high level of support and training for all staff, affording the development of confidence and skill in fulfilling their roles, for the benefit of all pupils.
The Headmaster’s Office comprises Main Reception, located at the front of the school, two general administration offices and the Admissions Office. There are two full-time members of staff and three part-time members of staff, coordinated by an office manager. The department has grown in recent years to accommodate the ever increasing administrative demands placed upon the school due to rising pupil numbers.
About this post
Due to the exciting internal promotion of a current team-member, a well-organised, enthusiastic and experienced receptionist, with excellent customer-service, I.T., and written and spoken English skills is sought to join the team.
The successful candidate will have a happy and flexible disposition with a caring and patient attitude towards others. He or she will have good communication skills and be vigilant and detailed in their approach. Professional discretion and appreciation of the confidential nature of much school information is essential. Being able to provide cover for absences or willingness to work extra time through an emergency situation would be viewed as being advantageous.
Closing date: 5pm Monday 11th November