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Receptionist

Department: Campus and Residential Services
Location: York
Salary: £17,682 to £19,133 per annum pro rata
Contract Duration: Up to 1 year
Closing Date: Wednesday 28 October 2020 at midnight
Interview Date: Friday 06 November 2020
Reference: 094-20
The Role

Part time Maternity Cover

Salary: £17,682 - £19,133

Working Hours: Monday-Friday 1.00pm-5.00pm

Location: York

Situated in the heart of the historic city of York, and with roots dating back to 1841, York St John University has a long and proud tradition as a distinguished higher education provider. Our success is founded on the quality of academic teaching and research, our thriving campus environment, our professional and pastoral support, and our values of an inclusive, innovative and ambitious community with a strong sense of belonging.

The Role

We are looking to appoint a Receptionist to provide a friendly, efficient and customer focused reception and telephone service. In many cases the Receptionist acts as the first point of contact for visitors to the university and, as such, they play a key part in providing a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Please note that this is a temporary post to cover maternity leave.

Key Requirements

The successful candidate will interact with a wide range of visitors therefore it is essential that they have excellent interpersonal skills. They should also have the ability to work collaboratively as well as independently and have a willingness to support colleagues in the team.

Experience of working in a reception or front of house environment is essential. Knowledge and experience of operating a telephone switchboard system is desirable, however we also welcome applications from candidates without this experience as full training will be provided.

In addition to a competitive salary, YSJ employees enjoy access to a superb range of benefits including –

  • Generous annual leave entitlement (plus additional leave days during our Christmas closure period)
  • Pension scheme
  • Health cash plan
  • Training and development
  • Discounts at a range of local companies, including shops, cafes and restaurants.

As a Stonewall Top 100 Employer, York St John University is committed to equality and diversity and we actively encourage applications from underrepresented groups, particularly those from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds. 

As part of our commitment to providing an inclusive working environment, consideration is given to all requests for job share or flexible working arrangements.

Please note that CVs are not accepted in place of the application form.

Interviews are currently taking place remotely via Microsoft Teams. Further guidance will be provided to candidates who progress to interview stage.

Closing Date - Wednesday 28 October 2020 at midnight

Provisional Interview Date - Friday 06 November 2020

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