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Receptionist(in special need school)

Reference number: SW-004438
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Employer: Receptionist(in special need school)
  • Location: SE4 2PR
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Do you love working with children? Drumbeat School is currently recruiting a Receptionist for its Brockley site.

This is an exciting time to join the school.  We offer a great place to work.  We have an exciting curriculum, a great staff team and provide lots of support, guidance, friendship and fun for all our staff.   We are based in Downham and Brockley, you could be asked to work at either site.

Drumbeat is a state of the art special school for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) from 4 to 19.  Drumbeat is more than a school, it is a hub for (ASD) support for Lewisham.  It takes a leading role in the provision of outreach support for children (and their families) in mainstream schools and Early Years Centres.

We are continually striving to develop our work with our pupils, parents and carers, the local community and the schools we provide specialist support though our Outreach team and the training we offer.  The school is committed to being a Centre of Excellence.  The vision for Drumbeat is for its staff to work in transdisciplinary ways – professionals working together seamlessly to meet the needs of the child or young person, putting the child and family at the centre.  Drumbeat’s work is progressive, innovative and creative, with a 21st century pedagogy that puts children and young people’s needs at the heart of everything it does.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a welcoming and hard working individual to join our dedicated team in a fast paced environment. We are looking for someone who aims for excellence at all times and has a passion to make a difference to the lives of our pupils. Your professional, friendly approach, great customer service and positive attitude is essential in this busy role.

The Receptionist organises the administration duties for the smooth day to day operation for the benefit of the students.

The Receptionist is the welcoming face for students, parents, and other visitors. The post holder also maintains the switchboard.

The ability to have excellent interpersonal skills, along with good IT skills is a must in this key role, along with being able to handle a fast-paced working environment.

Hours of Work: The designated hours will be Monday to Friday 8:00 to 4:00pm, with an hour for lunch. This role is term time only. Attendance at all Inset days as directed by Line Manager is expected.


• Have vision and initiative

• Have effective organisation and interpersonal/communication skills

• Be committed to working in partnership

What can we offer you – a challenge! Brilliant students, ambitious working environment and school community.   Highly professional staff team and a supportive and positive leadership team.

Drumbeat is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the child and young people and expects all staff and staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Drumbeat is an equal opportunities employer. If you have lived or worked abroad for more than three months since you were 18 you will need to apply to the country where you lived for a police check. We will help you do this but you will need to pay any costs.

When completing the personal statement in the application please show how you match the requirements in the person specification and give examples from your past work history. Applicants who do not do this will not be shortlisted.

The view the job description, person specification and to apply for this position, please visit the TES .  We only accept online applications, you will need to register on the TES website to apply.

Closing date for applications is the 6th June 2021. Interviews will be held shortly after this..

Application forms should be submitted on line. Currently visits to the school are not allowed. If you have any questions please email

Drumbeat School and ASD Service


  • Special needs with state – community funding
  • Students of mixed gender, age 4 – 19 years

Drumbeat School and ASD Service

Date posted: 25/05/2021

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