Vacancy: Schools Booking Assistant

Here at Bhaktivedanta Manor we are looking for a Bookings Assistant for the ISKCON Educational Services to look after the Bookings and administration of IES, and perform duties of Teaching Assistant when requested by the supervisor.

Key responsibilities include

  • Manage Correspondence.
    • Receive, log and respond to all requests, whether by letter, fax, email, phone, voicemail, etc.
    • Send all necessary confirmations, detail packs and other information.
  • Manage Bookings
    • Make, log and process all bookings using in house booking system
    • Inform all departments of services required by posting schedules and communicating as necessary.
    • Book rooms using Temple in house booking system
  • Manage Office
    • Ensure computer backups are kept daily.
    • Maintain a clean, tidy and organized office.
    • Order office supplies and store them when necessary.
  • Occasionally play host to the guests.
  • Participate in departmental meetings, discussions and strategic planning.
  • Teaching Assistant duties (to be done only in busy months):
    • Give tours.
    • Assist with or lead workshops (dressing up, role playing, face painting, shop, etc.).
    • Help with lunch service.
    • Assist with cleaning, tidying and restocking the shop, teaching equipment and storage
    • Give stories and small presentations and occasionally sing during arti.

Core Competencies:

  • GCSE and above
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Very well organised 
  • Good attention to detail
  • Good mathematics skills
  • Basic office skills
  • Basic teaching skills
  • Basic Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel)


  • At least 2.5 years practice within ISKCON, DBS Check
  • Good public speaking, teaching skills, working with children. 
  • Under no circumstances proselytize or ask the guests to engage in worship. This is a legal requirement (Education Reform Act 1988).


  • To have the sensitivity to understand the context of the preaching environment and the application of shastric teachings.
  • KC practice and understanding in context.
  • To be very aware that the clients of IES are not here for conversion purposes but rather informative. We are not proselytizing but educating.  
  • Must be comfortable with teaching Hinduism in its broader context and our Vaishnava philosophy and way of life.
  • To be able to teach a wide range of students from reception to key stage 4 and beyond.
  • Be willing to participate in all aspects of the program (tours and activities, presentations, lunch and cleaning, singing in arati etc.) when required to do so. 
  • Deal with confidential information and/or issues using discretion and judgment.

Location: Hare Krishna Temple, Bhaktivedanta Manor, Hilfield Lane, Watford WD25 8EZ

Hours: 24 Hours a week

If you are up for the challenge get in touch by 30th November 2021.. 

Please send CV with covering letter to:

Published onFriday, October 22nd, 2021

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