University of Cambridge - Department of Psychiatry

Applicants are invited to apply for this Receptionist/Administrator post. The successful candidate will be based at the front of house of the Herchel Smith Building. The role holder will be responsible for the day-to-day administration of the busy research office space which houses five University departments. Duties are varied and range from being the first point of contact for visitors to completing building health & safety/maintenance checks and undertaking grade appropriate administrative responsibilities.

It is essential that the role holder has excellent IT and administrative skills and is happy to complete custodian responsibilities which may take them away from the desk for periods of time. These responsibilities may include arranging furniture for meetings, monitoring the car park as well as identifying and reporting maintenance issues.  This is a busy role which will require continuous interaction with staff, students and visitors so it is essential that the successful candidate has a polite and professional approach to their work at all times, often under pressure. The role will involve dealing with a variety of people so confidence, tact and diplomacy will be key skills.

We are seeking applications from individuals with experience in a similar role with a good general education, including GCSE English and Mathematics or equivalent and excellent IT skills.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Karen Gipp on 

The closing date for applications is Monday 31st October 2016.

Interviews will take place on Monday 14th November 2016.

Please quote reference RN10350 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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