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McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research

University of Cambridge, Trinity Ln, Cambridge, UK


  • Posted on: 14th Sep 2021
  • Salary: £20,600-£23,487 pro rata
  • REF: JC28098
  • Closes: 03rd October 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Part Time

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 24 months in the first instance.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

The McDonald Institute and the Department of Archaeology are seeking a friendly reliable and efficient receptionist for a job share (all day Monday and Tuesday, Wednesday AM). The post holder will be based in the McDonald Institute but will also provide reception duties and serve as a first point of contact for the Department of Archaeology.

Reception duties include welcoming and directing a wide variety of callers to a complex site, answering the telephone, dealing with the mail and maintaining notice boards. Other duties include assisting with purchasing, event organisation and delivery, routine HR administration, maintaining office equipment (photocopiers and franking machine), assisting visiting speakers with setting up their presentations and many other duties appropriate to the grade of post and essential for the smooth running of both institutions.

Applicants should have excellent people and communication skills, knowledge of web-based administrative systems including online meeting platforms (Google Meet, Teams and Zoom are used in the Department) or a willingness to acquire them, and at least 5 GCSEs. Good spoken and written English is essential. Previous experience of reception work and knowledge of University administrative systems and procedures are highly desirable.

This role is part time, a job-share with an existing receptionist who works Wednesday PM-Friday. Applicants must be comfortable with a job share arrangement and be good communicators.

Further particulars can be downloaded from the link below.

Applications should be made online by the deadline of 3 October 2021. Interviews for short-listed candidates will take place on the morning of Tuesday 12 October 2021 at the McDonald Institute.

We particularly welcome applications from candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our department.

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

Informal enquiries may be made to Anna O’Mahony (administrator@arch.cam.ac.uk) or Emma Jarman (eaj31@cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference JC28098 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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