Department for Continuing Education, Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JA
About the role
The Department for Continuing Education is seeking to appoint a part-time receptionist to provide a high level of customer service to students, staff, visitors and residents.
The shift pattern is Fridays 5.15pm to 11.15pm and Sundays 7.30am to 1pm. Applicants can apply for either or both shifts. Please indicate on your application which shift/s you are applying for.
Working at our busy Rewley House reception, you will have excellent organisational and communication skills, both face-to-face and on the telephone. You must be reliable, well-presented and be able to use your initiative to answer queries and solve any problems. Your reception duties will include using the Department's online booking system, so you will need to have good IT skills, including Microsoft Office and email. Reception experience would be a significant advantage for applicants applying for this post, although it is not essential.
What we offer
As an employer, we genuinely care about our employees' wellbeing and this is reflected in the range of benefits that we offer including:
• An excellent contributory pension scheme
• 38 days' annual leave (pro-rata)
• A comprehensive range of childcare services
• Family leave schemes
• Cycle loan scheme
• Discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans
You will be required to upload a CV and a supporting statement as part of your online application. This should list each of the essential and desirable selection criteria, as listed in the job description, and explain how you meet each one. CVs alone will not be considered.
The closing date for applications is noon on 23 February 2024.
Contact Person : Recruitment Administrator Vacancy ID : 171046 Contact Phone : 01865 280768 Closing Date & Time : 23-Feb-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 3 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : £11.95 - £13.24 per hour
University of Oxford
February 09, 2024
February 23, 2024
About the employer
The University of Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world, and is actually so ancient that its founding date is unknown – though it is thought that teaching took place there as early as the 11th century. It’s located in and around the medieval city center of Oxford, dubbed “the dreaming city of spires” by the 19th century poet Matthew Arnold, and comprises 44 colleges and halls as well as the largest library system in the UK.
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