Isle of Wight Council

Nine Acres Primary School

Receptionist/Clerical Assistant

Newport, Isle of Wight

Hay Scale Grade 2 - Actual salary range £16635 - £16856 (£18887 – £19138 FTE)


Vacancy Reference: RCA0921

Closing Date: 26/09/2022

Receptionist/Clerical Assistant

Fixed term from September 2022 – July 2023 in the first instance

37 Hours per week – Term Time only (plus 5 development days) 8.15 a.m. – 4.15 p.m.

Hay Scale Grade 2 - Actual salary range £16635 - £16856 (£18887 – £19138 FTE)


An exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and ambitious team of staff and governors on the Isle of Wight. The Head Teacher and Governing Body of Nine Acres Primary School are looking to recruit an outstanding Receptionist/Clerical Assistant who has a proven track record of commitment and professionalism alongside the ability to provide an effective and efficient admin support service.

Key responsibilities will include:

 · To provide a first class reception service for all parents, visitors and telephone enquiries.

· To carry out routine general clerical and financial support including pupil attendance and school meals.

 · To maintain the pupil database (SIMS) and records ensuring accurate records are maintained at all times. We will offer you:

· Enthusiastic and engaged children

· A commitment to your professional development

· A purposeful, supportive and lively work environment · A strong safeguarding culture where pupils feel safe and are ready to learn.


Visits to the school are encouraged and most welcome; please contact the school office to arrange an appointment with our Headteacher, Mrs Dyer.

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. We will be conducting online social media searches as part of our shortlisting process. For further information, please contact Miss C. Buckett (Office Manager), or visit our School’s website to download an application pack. :  

Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.


The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination and this is supported by the Unacceptable Behaviour Policy, Employee Code of Conduct and Behaviours Framework. We actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.

The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer, proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are also a
Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.

This role falls within the strategic partnership between the Isle of Wight Council and Hampshire County Council. The employer will be the Isle of Wight Council and employment is on Isle of Wight terms and conditions. Hampshire County Council has delivered, on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council, all of its children’s services functions and will continue to do so until 2023. The original five-year partnership arrangement under direction of the Secretary of State finished in 2018 but has been extended voluntarily by both local authorities for a further five years.

The management reporting line for this role is ultimately through Hampshire County Council Children’s Services Director/Assistant Director and managers who take operational responsibility for children’s services.

This council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Recruitment, Policy and Procedure and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.


Closing date: Noon 26th September 2022

Interviews: 29th September 2022