York St John University

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Department: Estates Management & Development
Location: York
£22,214 to £23,144
per annum pro rata
Hours: 20
Closing Date: Tuesday 02 April 2024 at midnight
Interview Date:
Tuesday 23 April 2024
Reference: 033-24

Part time permanent 

Location: York 

Salary: £22,214 to £23,144 per annum (£12,007 to £12,510 pro rata) plus supplement to bring you to £12.03 per hour living wage

Introduction to YSJ university

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 part time afternoon Receptionist to provide a friendly, efficient and customer focused reception and telephone service. The hours of work are 1pm to 5pm (Monday to Friday) 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. 

Required Skills and Experience

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.

Additional Information

Contact for informal candidate queries Sue Waller [email protected]

Unfortunately this role is not eligible for Skilled Worker Visa sponsorship however we welcome your application if you are able to evidence right to work in the UK via an alternative route.

If you require a reasonable adjustment in order to apply for this position please contact [email protected].  Within the application form there is an opportunity for you to request a reasonable adjustment at the interview stage of the process, however if you wish to discuss this in further detail at any point  in the process please do not hesitate to contact us.

We offer a range of family friendly and inclusive policies and facilities to support staff from different 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.

Our benefits package

We offer a wide range of employee benefits including – 

– Excellent annual leave entitlement, including five discretionary university closure days over the Christmas period

– Disability leave (applies to staff who have disclosed a disability and is also available to staff with disabled dependants)

– Pension scheme

– Health Cash Plan after six months service

– Employee Assistance Programme

– Paid leave for Armed Forces Reservists

– On-campus courses, one-to-one tutorials, and online resources to help you develop your digital skills and work with new software

– Relocation expenses package for certain roles

– Reimbursement of Skilled Worker Visa application fees and Visa loan scheme for additional costs

Further information about life at YSJ

Read more about our culture, inclusive community, working arrangements and benefits for York St John employees here.  

The latest news, views and stories from our staff and students can be found here.  

We are committed to managing and reducing our environmental impact and to promoting sustainable development wherever we can, read more here.

Closing Date –
Tuesday 02 April 2024 at midnight

Provisional Interview Date –
Tuesday 23 April 2024

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