We have a vacancy for a Receptionist to join our front of house service to all visitors, to answer all internal and external telephone calls in a polite and friendly manner and to ensure that the reception area is always immaculate.

Key job information:

Salary: £9.54 per hour
Hours: Monday to Friday, 1pm to 6.30pm
Contract type: Permanent
Job description: Receptionist job description
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About Prior's Court

Prior's Court was set up by Founding Patron Dame Stephanie Shirley, whose vision of a centre of excellence for children with autism became reality with the opening of Prior's Court School in 1999. We have since grown to support around 90 young people with autism aged between 5-25 years with the opening of Prior's Court Young Adult Provision in 2011.

Since opening, our support team has grown from around 20 to 500 and we have built a reputation as a leading edge educational, vocational, and residential facility for young people with autism. We are situated on 50 acres of parkland with various facilities including accommodation for our young people, a school with a wide range of facilities and offices.

The role of Receptionist

We are looking for a receptionist, part time to work afternoons Monday to Friday 1 – 6.30 pm.  This is a really varied role to offer visitors and the internal teams a front of house service including support administration. 

Responsibilities will include:

  • To answer the telephone in a timely fashion, deal with visitor/phone enquiries, transfer calls and accurately relay any messages.
  • To maintain reception area to present a business image.
  • To formally identify visitors at the gate, provide access to site and ensure visitors are adhering to the security requirements by attending reception and signing in
  • To arrange tea / coffee / lunches for visitors if necessary and oversee the staff lunches and Bakery orders
  • Respond to general enquiries from staff and visitors
  • Ensure correct paperwork is completed when Young People leave and return to the site ensuring medication is sent home where appropriate.
  • To ensure that all meeting rooms and visitor spaces are maintained to a high standard, rooms are tidied, and refreshments maintained. Take details for Parent/Professional mornings and send out letters, including newsletters to parents
  • To carry out general administration tasks such as filing and photocopying
  • Contact LA/Taxi to advise of collection times for young people – termly
  • Support staff in room booking system, monitoring room usage and no-shows
  • Work with Foundation Departments to provide support in administration, set-up of meeting rooms and reception-based support where required
  • Work with the workforce team to welcome agency staff to site every day
  • Work with the training team to ensure training areas are set up, cleaned, and maintained correctly and that delegates are welcomed and directed efficiently and professionally
  • Work with the Estates and Housekeeping teams to ensure that all areas in Court Building are clean and well maintained, raising tickets where required

Please read the full job description for further information.


We are looking for candidates with a customer service background and experience in administration with strong organisation skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills combined with MS office skills including Outlook.


We aim to make all staff feel valued and supported with training and a competitive salary along with providing the knowledge and skills needed to do a great job. Find out more about the benefits we offer. 

How to apply

Read through the application documents below, then complete an application form. Someone from the recruitment team will be in touch with you within 3 working days.  You can read about our application process in detail here.

Application links: 
Job description  Application form

Contact us about this role

t: 0161 237 8081

All positions at the school are subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and references. Prior’s Court Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.