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The Scott Polar Research Institute is looking to appoint an enthusiastic, polite and well-organised person to act as Receptionist in a busy and friendly General Office. The post-holder acts as the Institute's 'front of house' person, providing an important link between the Institute and its many visitors. Duties are varied and include dealing with general enquiries, room bookings, ordering stationery and other supplies, and providing some administrative support to the General Office and Museum. The position is full time, working 36.5 hours per week, Monday-Friday.

Applicants should be educated to at least GCSE (Maths and English), or equivalent, have a good working knowledge of office IT systems and possess excellent organisational and communication skills. The ability to deal with people at all levels with confidence, tact and enthusiasm, to work pro-actively both independently and as part of a team, and to multi task is essential. Experience in a similar administrative position would be advantageous.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a basic disclosure (criminal records check) check and 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 for applications is Monday 2nd July 2018 and interviews will be held on Friday 13th July 2018.

Informal enquiries may be made to Fiona Craig,, or telephone 01223 336541.

Please quote reference LD15835 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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