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Talbot House Children's Charity are looking to recruit an experienced, highly organised, pro-active Receptionist to provide a warm welcome to all of our external and internal visitors, including our pupils and staff. You will need to have a naturally warm and friendly personality, and thrive when working in a customer facing role, while providing an efficient administrative support service to the Charity.


​Previous experience of working within reception and administrative roles is essential. If you believe you have what it takes to become part of our fantastic team please apply.

Hours of work are Monday to Friday, 7:30am to 16:00pm (40 hours per week with a 30-minute unpaid lunch break taken at around 12.00pm). 

Working term time only, annual leave is taken during school holiday periods.


Salary: £21,216.00 per annum (FTE £24,960.00).


Starting date: as soon as possible, pending your notice requirements.


Working at the Charity you will:

  • receive death in service benefit, equal to 4 x basic salary, plus many other benefits such as employer assist program (EAP), GP and physio access and more.

  • be offered access to an independent financial advisor.

  • have the option of joining the Charity's competitive pension scheme, matching contributions up to 6.75%.

  • attend staff events.

  • work with a passionate team.

  • work in a bright and modern environment, with ample parking and grounds.

  • be added to the DBS update service, paid for by the Charity.

  • be offered opportunities to undertake training and gain qualifications relevant to the role.

To apply please fully complete our application form, using the personal specification to help you complete the 'Personal Statement' section of the form. Applicants who read our Tips for Applicants document before completing this section of our application form are more likely to be offered an interview. You will find our Tips for Applicants document and Application Form attached above. Please send your completed application form to:

Closing Date: Midnight, Monday, 6 May 2024

Shortlisting: w/c Monday, 6 May 2024

​1st Interview Date: w/c Monday, 6 May 2024

Polite request: if you have applied for this vacancy in the last 6 months and were unsuccessful, please do not re-apply at this time.


If you have any queries regarding this position or the application process, please contact HR on 0191 229 0111 or email hr at:

For safer recruitment reasons we are unable to accept CVs. You will find our Application Form attached above. CVs will not be reviewed.

Note: The Charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment (see full policy details on our website).This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore applicants should be aware that the post will only be offered to successful candidates subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances and continued subscription to the DBS Update Service. Please see link for further information:

Please note that this role is classed as regulated activity as it involves working directly with children and/or vulnerable adults. All shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a criminal records self-declaration form prior to interview. Please note it is an offence to apply for this role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children and the Charity has the right to respond appropriately.

We can only accept a Charity Application Form for this role. We are not able to accept CVs for any role. If you submit a CV it will not be reviewed. Please view our safer recruitment policy. Applicants should be aware that any relevant issues arising from their declarations and references will be addressed at interview.

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