Reception Administrative Assistant
Contract Type: Permanent, Full time, 36 hours per week
Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion Click HERE for information on Camden’s flexible working options
Camden’s Early Years Service are currently seeking a highly motivated, reliable and hardworking Reception Administrative Assistant who possesses excellent customer service and communication skills to provide a warm welcome to all families and visitors attending our children’s centres.
As Reception Administrative Assistant you will be a front of house member of the children’s centre services locality team working under the direction of the Office Manager.
You will undertake reception duties for the children’s centre and administrative functions for the children’s centre services multi-agency team.
Our reception is open from 8:45am – 5:00pm. However, the post holder may upon request be required to work flexibly between 8am - 6pm.
The successful candidate will be educated to GCSE or equivalent standard A-C Grade in English and Maths.
You will demonstrate excellent communication skills both orally and written, with a range of people, face to face and via the telephone.
You will thrive on providing a fantastic reception service and adapting to changing demands within a busy working environment.
The role of Reception Administrative Assistant will give you the opportunity to use your organisational and time management skills to deliver first class administrative support to the team.
You will ensure the professional delivery of established processes to ensure the efficient flow of customers through the reception area whilst signposting services and using your initiative to support the needs of the service users.
As first point of contact, you will be liaising with different stakeholders (internal and external) and sharing workloads with others, taking responsibility for areas of work, and maintaining an awareness of team priorities to set deadlines.
Flexibility and a “can do” attitude is required to support the smooth functioning of the children’s centre locality and cluster teams.
You will have strong experience in accurate data inputting and using Microsoft Office packages, including Outlook, Word and Excel.
As part of a busy team, you will have a proactive approach to tasks and show dedication to delivering an excellent service to the people of Camden.
Ideally, experience in using EASi and MOSAIC would be highly desirable.
If you love working with people in a vibrant environment, then we want to hear from you.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.
Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross.
You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.
Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare.
This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.
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How to apply
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In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in the Technical Knowledge and Experience section of the job profile.
When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience.
When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.
Closing dates for applications: Sunday 27 May 2018 23.59
Online Deductive Reasoning and Personality Test: Wednesday 30 May 2018
Interviews to be held: Tuesday 5 April 2018 Please quote ref: 1800007H
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Camden welcomes new employees on a monthly basis; next available dates for induction are 18 June 2018 and 16 July 2018.