Vacancies Concierge

Temporary (maternity cover)
Part time
For February 2023

The Godolphin and Latymer School is one of the country’s leading independent day schools for girls, located on a six acre site in Hammersmith, London.  The School’s facilities are excellent, making it an exciting place to learn and work.  The students at Godolphin and Latymer receive unrivalled academic and pastoral support and outstanding examination results are achieved.

An opportunity has arisen for a diligent, professional and personable candidate to join the School as a security Concierge on a temporary (maternity cover) and part time basis.

The Concierge is the gatekeeper for the site and is responsible for providing a warm welcome to the School and a safe learning environment.  As a member of the Premises team and one of two Concierges working on opposite shifts, the main function of the Concierge role is to deal with visitors to the school, managing access by controlling the pedestrian gate, monitoring CCTV and dealing with deliveries.  The Concierge oversees the use of the School’s car parks.  The role requires the Concierge to remain alert, vigilant and approachable at all times.

Prior experience in a similar role would be advantageous however full training will be provided on the job.

The post is offered as:

32.5 hours per week during term time during the School opening hours of 7.00am to 8.00pm and

22.5 hours per week during school holidays during the School opening hours of 8.00am to 5.00pm

The Concierges work on a rota-based system that alternates weekly and the shifts are as follows:

Term Time:

  • 7.00am to 1.30pm
  • 1.30pm to 8.00pm

School Holidays:

  • 8.00am to 12.30pm
  • 12.30pm to 5.00pm

There are many after-school and some weekend and bank holiday events which will require overtime to be worked.

Each Concierge is required to cover the annual leave of their Concierge colleague during school holidays, working full days 8.00am to 5.00pm (28 days).

The post attracts 28 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays and two weeks at Christmas when the School is closed.  All annual leave must be taken during periods of school holiday/school closure.

The salary will be commensurate with the post and will depend upon qualifications and experience.

The appointed candidate will start as soon as possible on the completion of all required pre-appointment checks.  The fixed purpose contract will terminate the working day before the permanent post-holder returns.

Fully completed application forms should be returned to as soon as possible.  Please note that applications must be made on the school’s application form.  CVs alone will not be accepted.

There is no closing date for this vacancy.

Applications will be considered on receipt and interviews may occur at any stage.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and responsibility.  Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

All staff working in the School during the school day will have some contact with children and will therefore be in regulated activity.  In this role you are unlikely to be working with children directly but will regularly interact with pupils who may seek your assistance or otherwise interact with you when moving around the school.

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the School is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are “spent” unless they are “protected” under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.

The Charity called The Godolphin and Latymer School (charity registration number 312699) is administered by The Godolphin and Latymer School Foundation, a charitable company limited by guarantee (Company number 3598439).

THE GODOLPHIN AND LATYMER SCHOOL, Iffley Road, Hammersmith, London, W6 0PG.

HMC/GSA 800 girls, 11-18 (220 in the Sixth Form).