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Administrative Assistant (Part Time)

The Faculty of Human, Social and Political Science are seeking a friendly, reliable and efficient Administrative Assistant to work part time in the Department of Archaeology & Anthropology. Initially the post holder will be assigned to the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology as an Administrative Assistant with duties in Biological Anthropology and Archaeology.

The post holder will be based in the Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street, where they will provide reception duties and will undertake tasks spread over four buildings (two on the Downing Site, one in Pembroke Street and one in Fitzwilliam Street).

Reception duties include welcoming and directing visitors to the Henry Wellcome Building, answering telephone and email inquiries, dealing with the mail and maintaining notice boards. As receptionist the role holder liaises with cleaning and maintenance staff and supports the Facilities Managers in the day-to-day running of department buildings. The post holder will make room bookings for, and provide administrative support to, Departmental Staff and act as assistant to the (academic) Part I Coordinator for all student-related issues. The Administrative Assistant supports the Division Administrator and Undergraduate Administrator to ensure the smooth running of undergraduate courses in Biological Anthropology and Archaeology from admission to examination.

Applicants should have good interpersonal and communication skills and a good standard of written and spoken English. Competence in word processing, standard software packages (e.g. Word, Excel, and Outlook) and use of computers is essential, as is knowledge of office or administrative systems and procedures. Applicants should be educated to GCSE level or equivalent qualifications with grades C or above in Maths and English.

Information about Faculty of Human, Social and Political Science can be found on the HSPS website ( and further information about the post is available via the link below.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Ben Davenport (Administrator, Division of Archaeology) / tel. 01223 333529.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 26 April 2017.

Please quote reference JZ11652 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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