University of Leeds

University of Leeds

School Support Assistant/Receptionist

United Kingdom

Closing in 10 days

School Support Assistant/Receptionist

Do you have excellent communication and interpersonal skills? Do you have previous experience in a customer-orientated role and are interested in working with a wide range of people?

This is a front-desk function representing the School of Physics and Astronomy. You will provide a first point of contact for students, staff and visitors.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with excellent interpersonal and organisational skills to provide administrative and reception support as part of our School Administration Team.

You will be able to demonstrate a good degree of personal responsibility and initiative in all areas of the role, as well as a high level of attention to detail and the ability to work flexibly and to deadlines within a busy office environment. With excellent customer service experience, you will be fully competent in using Microsoft Office and able to effectively manage email and internet-based systems.

What we offer in return

  • 26 days holiday plus approx.16 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) – That's 42 days a year!
  • Generous pension scheme options plus life assurance.
  • Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our state-of-the-art Campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle circuit, and sports halls.
  • Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational Development & Professional Learning team.
  • Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available. And much more!
  • To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

    Faith Bonner, School Administration Officer (email: [email protected])


    Emma Graham, School Administration Manager (email: [email protected])

    Location: Leeds - Main Campus

    Faculty/Service: Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences School/Institute: School of Physics & Astronomy Category: Administrative and Clerical Support Grade: Grade 3 Salary: £22,214 to £23,144 pro rata per annum Working Time: 28 hours per week Post Type: Part Time Contract Type: Ongoing Release Date: Wednesday 15 May 2024 Closing Date: Sunday 09 June 2024 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: EPSPA1114 Downloads: Candidate Brief

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    School Support Assistant/Receptionist


    University of Leeds


    United Kingdom


    May 16, 2024

    Application deadline

    June 09, 2024

    Job type



    Agricultural Science,Chemistry,Physics,Space Science

    About the employer

    The University of Leeds is a public research university in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It was established in 1874 as the Yorkshire College of Science. In 1884 it merged with the Leeds School of Medicine (established 1831) and was renamed Yorkshire College. It became part of the federal Victoria University in 1887, joining Owens College (which became the University of Manchester) and University College Liverpool (which became the University of Liverpool). In 1904 a royal charter was granted to the University of Leeds by King Edward VII.

    The university has 36,330 students, the 5th largest university in the UK (out of 169). From 2006 to present, the university has consistently been ranked within the top 5 (alongside the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Nottingham and the University of Edinburgh) in the United Kingdom for the number of applications received. Leeds had an income of £789.6 million in 2019/20, of which £139.9 million was from research grants and contracts. The university has financial endowments of £82.1 million (2019–20), ranking outside the top ten British universities by financial endowment.

    Notable alumni include current Leader of the Labour Party Keir Starmer, former Secretary of State Jack Straw, former co-chairman of the Conservative Party Sayeeda Warsi, Piers Sellers (NASA astronaut) and six Nobel laureates.

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