St Philip’s School is a special academy in the south of the Royal Borough of Kingston and provides outstanding education for pupils aged 10-19 with moderate learning difficulties.

If you feel you have the drive, skills and passion to enable our pupils to achieve, please call us on 020 8397 2672 to speak about job opportunities at St Philip’s School.


Available Jobs

Receptionist/Office Administrator (Job Share) (Grade C: £7,081.33 - £7,207.66 based on FTE of £18,330 - £18,657 per annum)

Location: St Philip's School Hours: 16 hours per week, 8:00am – 4:30pm Thursday and Friday, term time only

1 Year Fixed Term Contract

St Philip’s School is a special educational needs school for young people aged 11-19 years based in Chessington, Surrey.  All of our students have Statements or Educational Health Care Plans, for moderate learning difficulties.  St Philip’s is part of Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust and forms part of its family of specialist providers.

We are looking to recruit a Receptionist/Administrator to be the first point of contact in maintaining a welcoming environment.  The ideal candidate will have excellent time management skills, be able to quickly learn new systems and procedures, be professional and able to maintain confidentiality at all times.

You should:

  • Have excellent numeracy, literacy and organisation skills with the ability to undertake administrative duties
  • Have sound IT skills
  • Be able to relate well to students, parents, staff and visitors
  • Be an excellent communicator, enthusiastic, resourceful with a calm, confident, positive and flexible attitude.

When you join St Philip’s not only can you expect to become a valued member of a committed staff team but also benefit from opportunities for training and development, a local government pension and term time working.

You will have an opportunity to view the school if you are selected for interview.

To find out more about St Philip’s School please visit our website.

Please send your completed application form to Alternatively you can post it to Andrea Birkett, St Philip’s School, Harrow Close, Chessington, Surrey, KT9 2HR. Please note that CV applications will not be considered.

St Philip’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people; there is an expectation that all staff share this commitment. Appointment to this post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Closing Date: Friday 23rd March 2018 at 5pm

Closing Date: 23/03/2018

Students develop very high levels of positive behaviour and feel extremely safe. They are very considerate, very respectful and caring of others and highly positive about learning.

– Ofsted report

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