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School Administrator / Receptionist




Progress School, Preston, Lancashire

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£14,850 per annum.


37.5 hours per week. Monday-Friday 8 am - 4 pm Term Time Only + 2 additional weeks

Job Advert - Division Information

Priory Education and Children’s Services is a leading company in the UK offering independent behavioural care for commissioners across the UK. With over 100 high quality schools, colleges and homes we focus on making a real and lasting difference for everyone we support.

Job Advert Location Description

Progress School is an independent specialist day and residential school for boys and girls aged 6 to 19 who have mild, moderate and severe autistic spectrum conditions and associated complex learning needs and challenging behaviour.

Job Advert Role Description

School Administrator/Receptionist – Term Time Only + 2 weeks. 

We are looking for an experienced administrator/receptionist to work in our busy school for pupils with autism and significant learning difficulties. Working in the reception office you will be the first point of contact for all telephone calls, you will have a professional, friendly telephone manner with the ability to take accurate messages and field calls efficiently. The successful candidate will have at least 2 years experience in a similar role, will understand the importance of confidentiality and would benefit from having some working experience of managing petty cash and placing orders.

Within your role you will also be required to welcome visitors and make refreshments. Staff and pupils will also require your support throughout the day and you will be responsible for issuing staff with money for school activities and coordinating travel arrangements. Progress School is a relatively small school so the successful candidate will show qualities of being a team player and will have flexible approach to the role with some understanding of the daily challenges faced by our pupils and staff.

Other duties will include being responsible for the health & safety administration for our school, inputting reports to our bespoke system and working closely with the Head Teacher to achieve the school’s goals. You will possess excellent IT skills and have a good working knowledge of Outlook, Word and Excel.

This is a challenging but very rewarding role, within a friendly team. We offer training and career opportunities appropriate to your role.


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About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.

The integrated strength of each service provides a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency care and across services. This unique approach ensures that every individual has the opportunity to achieve the best possible outcomes and quality of life with the Priory Group.

As 85% of our services are publicly funded and delivered in partnership with commissioners, our teams work with commissioning bodies across the country to provide transparent pricing models and evidence-based care programmes.


Priory Education Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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