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Receptionist

Salary: £16,983-£19,305.

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 staff. 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, and to work pro-actively, both independently and as part of a team, 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 on the University's jobs site page. 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.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Fiona Craig on telephone 01223 336541 or via email fcc21@cam.ac.uk. Interviews will be held on the morning of Tuesday 10 October 2017.

Please quote reference LD13066 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.


  • Form CHRIS/5 should be used for applications for support staff posts and not for applications for academic, academic-related and contract research staff posts.
  • Form CHRIS/6 should be used as a cover sheet for applicants to include with a CV.
  • The information given will be processed for employment selection and statistical purposes and will be retained for successful candidates. Applications from unsuccessful candidates will be retained for up to twelve months. You will be given the opportunity to state any disability needs if called for an interview.

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