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Receptionist/Clerical Assistant

A vacancy has arisen within the Departmental Secretariat.

Reporting to the Secretariat Supervisor, the successful candidate will be expected to provide ad-hoc administrative support to research groups and facilities within the Department, including but not limited to accounts and the library. In addition, and as part of the Departmental Secretariat Team, they be expected to assist in providing cover and support to both the Hopkins and Sanger Receptions, acting as the first point of contact for visitors. Whilst covering Reception, the successful candidate will be expected to answer and transfer telephone calls, circulate and respond to emails, sort and distribute post, issuing access cards and keys and respond to requests and queries from members of the Department. The successful candidate will also provide support to the Fire Manager during the fire evacuation procedure and inform senior members of the Department of any security related concerns.

The ideal candidate will have a good general education (GCSE standard including English and Maths), be prepared to work on their own initiative, have the ability to prioritise their work, be well organised, flexible in their approach and have excellent communication and IT skills.

Interviews will take place on Thursday 9th and Friday 10th August

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 can be made to Steph Low -

Any enquiries relating to the application process can be directed to the HR team -

Please quote reference PH16145 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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