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Applications are invited for the position of Receptionist at the Institute of Criminology. This is a full-time permanent position and is available from 1st October, 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Institute carries out almost exclusively postgraduate teaching, consisting of two full time MPhil Courses, two part-time M.St courses for senior criminal justice practitioners and one PhD programme. The Institute has over 70 members of staff (academic, research and administrative/library staff) and is highly active in research and is home to six specialist research centres.

The role-holder will provide a reception and clerical service for the Institute, in order to provide a welcoming and efficient service to visitors and staff. This is a busy and varied role involving daily communication with staff, visitors, prospective and current students, and so the role holder must have excellent organisational and customer service skills and have the ability to multi-task and prioritise effectively.

The role-holder must be educated to GCSE level / NVQ level 2 or have an equivalent level of practical experience. Excellent customer service skills are essential as is the ability to deal with a wide range of people at all levels, both internally and externally.

Previous reception or office experience is essential, and experience of a simiar role within a University environment would be highly desirable.

For full information regarding the role and responsibilities please refer to the attached Further Information document.

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.

The closing date is 28th August, 2017. Interviews will be held on 6th September, 2017.

For further information regarding the application process, please refer to the Further Information document. Alternatively, please feel free to contact the Personnel office at the Institute of Criminology at or by calling 01223 335383.

Please quote reference JL12979 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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