|£23,144 to £25,472 per annum
|5th December 2023
|14th January 2024
The Department of Biochemistry, a large and flourishing academic community that enjoys a world-class reputation for both teaching and research, is embedded in the School of the Biological Sciences. An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and efficient individual to join the Department as Receptionist & Administrative Assistant - a key member of the Department's Secretariat team.
Based in a busy and friendly professional services team, and reporting to the PA to the Head of Department, the successful candidate will join a dynamic and dedicated team of reception, clerical and general administrative support specialists who work as a team to underpin the Department's performance and reputation as a modern, progressive academic teaching and research institution.
The successful candidate will provide a friendly and welcoming front of house service to staff, students and visitors to the Department of Biochemistry across its two main sites in Tennis Court Road at the Hopkins and the Sanger Buildings. Routine reception duties (responding to calls, distributing mail, issuing keys and access cards, supporting security and safety procedures etc.) are enhanced by the opportunity to explore a wider range of administrative tasks. These may include assisting with the support of departmental committee business, helping with general administrative tasks, and being involved in departmental event planning, organisation and promotion. There is plenty of opportunity and scope to excel in various areas of administrative support, allowing for the opportunity to hone and develop a diverse skill set.
Overall, this is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to be central to the smooth running of departmental operations and governance by providing an efficient, friendly and 'can-do' front of house and administrative support service.
Educated to at least GSCE-level or equivalent, the ideal candidate will be able to work on their own initiative, be well organised in prioritising their work, be flexible in their approach and have excellent communication and IT skills along with a strong sense of team playing and working flexibly across a varied workload.
To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please click on the apply button above.
The closing date for this position is 14th January 2024 with interviews expected to be held on 22nd January 2024.
For an informal discussion, please contact the Departmental Administrator & General Manager of Biochemistry, Dr Katherine Wallington (email: email@example.com).
For further assistance, please contact the Biochemistry HR team via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please quote reference PH39676 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
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