Receptionist (Part Time)

The University of Cambridge is one of the world's oldest universities and leading academic centres. If you're looking for a new challenge and would like excellent benefits, extensive learning opportunities and a stimulating working environment in return for your skills and contribution, there could be a job here for you.

Workplace Services, part of Estates Division, are looking to recruit a Part-Time Receptionist to join its team. The role is based at Greenwich House which is the home of many of the administrative functions within the University, including Estates Division, the Research Operations Office, Human Resources, Finance, and the Health, Safety and Regulated Facilities Division.

The Receptionists plays an integral part of the Front of House team to ensure staff & visitors experience a professional and customer-focused service at all times.

You will be assisting with multiple services delivered by the Front of House team, including coordination of bookings for meeting rooms, Pool Bikes and visitor parking, replenishing stationery and beverage supplies, opening & distribution of post, signing in/out visitors, sending out communications across the building and assisting in the smooth running of the reception desk.

You will:

Have previous reception experience or have worked in a customer facing role.

Be competent in standard software packages e.g. Word, Excel and Outlook is essential.

Possess excellent organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise own workload and to multi-task, whilst maintaining a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.

Have excellent communication skills (written and verbal) as well as numeracy skills.

Benefits of working at the University of Cambridge include:

Competitive rates of pay with automatic service related pay progression and annual cost of living increases;

Generous annual leave allowance

Flexible and hybrid working opportunities;

Generous maternity, adoption and shared parental leave entitlement and other family friendly schemes (e.g. workplace nurseries)

An auto-enrolment pension scheme, with a generous employer contribution;

Travel benefits and retail discounts at over 2,000 local and national stores;

Schemes to support with relocation

Interviews will be held week commencing 4th December 2023

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please email Estates Division on

Please quote reference BA39414 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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