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Receptionist

University of Cambridge - Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £20,600-£23,487
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 11th January 2022
Closes: 4th February 2022
Job Ref: PR29687

A flexible, enthusiastic and approachable person is needed for part-time reception duties in a busy, lively, friendly research institute. More than 240 scientists, with 45 support staff, work in the Gurdon Institute's purpose-built facility in central Cambridge. 

Reception opens at 8:30 and closes at 17:00, Monday to Friday (fixed hours). This post will cover the morning hours from 8:30 to 13:00 (22.5 hours per week). Some flexibility in covering the hours of the afternoon post (13:00 to 17:00) during holiday periods would be helpful. 

As the first point of contact for the Institute, you will need excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be professional and friendly. Main duties include telephone answering, greeting visitors, distributing mail, maintaining spreadsheets and databases, arranging out-going courier packages and general administrative duties. 

Essential skills for this post are: 

  • A good general education
  • Willingness to be flexible and versatile
  • Highly organised
  • Capacity to remain patient and tactful at all times and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to multi-task, work under pressure and learn new skills quickly
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Ability to communicate in a friendly and professional manner with everyone 

Some experience of working in a reception role and dealing with courier paperwork would be desirable. 

Limited funding: The funds for this post are available until 30 November 2023 in the first instance. 

Interviews will be held on 9th and 10th February 2022. 

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit :

http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/33110

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact jobs@gurdon.cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference PR29687 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy. 

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