Receptionist/First Aider

Cannock, Staffordshire
£17,391 – 18,319, pro rata
25 Jun 2018
10 Jul 2018
Contract Type

Receptionist/First Aider

20 hours per week term time

Salary Grade 4 £17,391 – 18,319, pro rata

Cannock Chase High School is a vibrant and ambitious learning community.  We are seeking to appoint Receptionist/ First Aider with excellent customer service skills, to provide a professional and welcoming service to our visitors, contractors, students and staff and to work in partnership with staff across the academy to provide the best learning experience for our students.  As the first point of contact you will be familiar with the whole school structure and procedures and will confidently answer general enquiries. You will have a solutions focused aptitude and will liaise with colleagues across the school to resolve ad-hoc and specific enquiries efficiently.

The role incorporates First Aid provision to staff students and visitors to the site as needed, and you will keep accurate administrative records of accidents and first aid.

The successful candidate will be part of the Business Services Team and will contribute to developing excellent service provision across the team, for both our internal and external customers.

You will have experience of working in a busy reception or office environment, be able to communicate effectively with staff at all levels, use Microsoft Office based systems, including Word and Excel.  You will be able to prioritise your workload, putting customers first and to work accurately in an organized manner with many interruptions. You will be expected to show initiative and adopt a flexible approach to your work.  We are looking for someone who is dedicated and hard-working and will put the needs of our students and the smooth running of the school at the heart of what they do.

Cannock Chase High School is an 11-19 state funded comprehensive school with Academy Status and over 880 students on roll.  We have been judged as ‘good’ by Ofsted in our latest inspection earlier this year. Our school has a relentless focus on the highest standards of academic achievement, personal development and equality of opportunity.  In everything we do, we are dedicated to reaching our school goal: ‘Achievement for All’. We are the only school in the Cannock and Rugeley area to achieve a positive Progress 8 score for two consecutive years.

Closing Date: Tuesday 10 July 2018, 3.00pm (Interview Date: 18 July 2018)

Once candidates have been notified that they have been invited for interview, references will then be requested.

How to apply:

  • Complete an Application Form along with an accompanying letter of application.
  • Applications are to be sent to reach the school by the closing date (e-mail applications are welcomed:
  • Within your letter of application, please state what experience you have of working with children and adults, any qualifications you have gained and why you would like to work in our school in this particular role.
  • The post is subject to enhanced DBS clearance, medical clearance and receipt of two positive references.  Your referees should be easily accessible, including by e-mail, to help with the selection process.

Please refer to the full job description and person specification, which is available from the Headteacher at the school or via the website:  All applications must be on the school Application Form (which is also available from the school or via the website), CVs alone are not acceptable.  If you would like to discuss this role or arrange a tour of the school, please contact Mrs Daniel on 01543 502450 in the first instance.

Cannock Chase High 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 school follows safer recruitment practices and the successful applicant will be required to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.


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