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  • Period: Full time
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Closing date for applications: 28 March 2019

About the Role

Reporting to the PA to the Principal, the Receptionist will work alongside our current front of house team to carry out and promote efficient front desk procedures and play a key role in providing an excellent first impression of the School. The Receptionist will offer an outstanding personalised service promoting highly effective relationships and exceptional levels of professional communication.

As Receptionist you will be responsible for meeting and greeting parents and visitors and ensuring all are dealt with in a professional and friendly manner.  You will also answer, screen and direct telephone calls, take and relay messages and enquiries, receive, sort and distribute mail and deliveries and keep the reception area tidy.

This position will also have responsibility for dealing with queries from members of the public, clients and key stakeholders, monitoring visitor access, and maintaining security awareness. The Receptionist will also provide general administrative and clerical support to the School’s Administration team offering excellent attention to detail and the willingness to take on multiple tasks.

About you

You will be friendly and polite, of smart appearance, able to calmly and confidently deal with difficult clients or customers and have the gravitas to gain credibility with Senior Management. It is essential that you possess high levels of personal integrity, you are conscientious and able to focus on completing work to a consistently high standard with the ability to work to tight deadlines. In addition, you will be flexible and have a positive approach to work and attention to detail that is second to none.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications, skills and experience;

  • A strong customer service background in customer facing roles.
  • Experience in a multi-lingual, multinational organisation.
  • Experience of working with Microsoft packages including: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Excellent organisational, prioritisation and time-management skills.
  • The ability to work in a fast paced, ever changing environment and the willingness to take on multiple tasks.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

About Our School

The British International School Abu Dhabi is a highly successful, growing school with a committed and inspirational team of teaching professionals at its heart.  Our close-knit, supportive team is honoured to be at the centre of our community, educating over 1800 young people from more than 75 nationalities.  To learn more about our school, please visit https://www.nordangliaeducation.com/schools/abu-dhabi

In addition to being highly successful in its own right, The British International School Abu Dhabi is a member of the Nord Anglia Education family of schools. Nord Anglia Education is the world’s leading premium schools organisation. We are a fast-paced and growing family of 56 international schools in China, Europe, the Middle East, South East Asia and The Americas, providing outstanding education to approximately 51,000 students from preschool through to the end of secondary education.

Each Nord Anglia Education school is unique in character and designed to meet the needs of its community. We believe that being part of our family of schools gives our students a special advantage, having a wide range of resources and support available to enhance their success. We also create unique opportunities to benefit our students and staff, such as the Global Campus, Nord Anglia University, and our collaborations with The Juilliard School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and King’s College London.

Selection Process

Applicants should submit a CV, letter of application and the details of two professional referees, one of which should be your current or most recent Line Manager.

The closing date for application is 28th March 2019. Interviews will be conducted at the School.


At Nord Anglia Education we are committed to providing a world class, safe, happy environment in which children and young people are able to thrive and learn. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our pupils irrespective of race, ability, religion, gender or culture.

All post holders having regular unsupervised contact with children are subject to appropriate national and international vetting procedures including satisfactory criminal record checks from both Country of residence/birth and any Country of residence within the last 10 years.