Student Services Assistant

Job Description

LAL, having recently celebrated over 30 years in the industry, is a well-established, international English language provider for adults and juniors, supported by a large German parent company. We are looking for an enthusiastic Student Services Assistant for our school in Twickenham to assist in the Reception and Leisure area of the school.


To support all aspects of the Student Services Department of LAL London.


LAL London, Twickenham

Line Manager:

Operations Manager

Hours of work/contract type:

37.5 hours per week, permanent contract

Main Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Be the front of house at LAL London.
  • Provide excellent standard of Customer Service to both students, visitors and fellow colleagues.
  • Meet and Greet students on their first day including a welcome walk of the area.
  • Prepare reception/student lounge before student’s arrival including the projector/music/TVs at the start and end of the day.
  • Opening doors and offices.
  • Organise, promote, sell and lead excursions/tours.
  • Upsell upgrades to current students, assist with walk-ins or general local sales.
  • Operate telephone system.
  • Manage and distribute incoming & outgoing post. Monitor all incoming deliveries and liaise with various courier companies for collections.
  • Deal with visitors, and tradespersons, and ensure all have signed the visitors book and wear a badge.
  • Responsible for the administration of all Social Media Channels.
  • Assist students with our student platform LAL Advantage.
  • Maintain and update message boards with up to date information within the school.
  • Deal with general queries from students, including booking changes, invoices, accommodation changes, welfare issues, leisure or transfers.
  • Printing of student cards, bank letters, welcome letters, certificate and leisure programmes.
  • Receive payment against student invoices and reconcile cash till and bank daily.
  • Sell purchasable items, such as sim cards, phone credits and other services.
  • Stationery and Vending Machine Stock control –re-ordering and counting stock.
  • Process student questionnaires. Update computer spreadsheets.
  • Liaising with sanitation, cleaning, shredding, printing and/or other suppliers when needed.
  • Keep Reception, including the desk clean and tidy. Replenish brochures and pricelist regularly.
  • Prepare students welcome letters and end of course certificate.
  • Be responsible for all leisure risk assessments.
  • To arrange doctor/dentist/hospital/police appointments as required and accompany students as/when required.
  • Assist with the organisation of arrival and departure transfers for students.
  • Support the organisation of the activity programme for students prior to and on arrival.
  • Assist in the organisation of group excursions including hotel bookings and attractions.
  • To source new providers for Leisure.
  • To keep events and excursions on LAL Advantage up to date.
  • Promote activities within the school on social media.
  • Hold the out of hours phone on a rota basis.
  • To perform any additional duties assigned by the Student Services Manager and/or General Manager not detailed above.

Person Specification:



  • Maths and English GCSE pass (or equivalent)


  • General office administration experience
  • Experience of use full range of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Customer Service experience

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Ability to work on own initiative as well as part of a team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Well organised
  • Able to make rational decisions under pressure
  • Responsible and reliable

Personal Attributes

  • Able to meet requirements of job
  • Friendly, courteous, patient and outgoing
  • Willing and responsive
  • Approachable
  • Good telephone manner
  • Good customer services manner
  • Positive attitude
  • Flexible hours required (including weekend)
  • Ability to work longer hours in summer months
  • Enhanced DBS disclosure – clear



  • Customer Service qualifications
  • University degree in any discipline
  • First Aid certificate


  • 2 x A-Level pass (or equivalent
  • First Aid certificate

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Ability to speak and write in languages other than English
  • Full driving license

Personal Attributes

  • Experience of dealing with emergency situations

  • Salary: Competitive
  • Location: Twickenham
  • Division: LAL London
  • Contract lengthPermanent

How to apply

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