Vacancy: Receptionist/Administrative Assistant at the UK Data Archive

Article dated: 30 April 2014

The UK Data Service, the national data service for the social sciences, is seeking to appoint a Receptionist/Administrative Assistant.

The Assistant will work with the UK Data Archive's Resource and Management services team.

Duties of the post include:

  • staffing the UK Data Archive's reception/general office and dealing with incoming information
  • handing out forms and other documentation
  • attending to visitors, including the issue of visitor passes and maintaining visitor records

In addition, the post-holder will support the range of activities undertaken by the Archive as well as daily operational activities to ensure the department functions efficiently.

We are looking for a highly motivated person with strong Microsoft Office skills (Word, Outlook, Excel), who can demonstrate a high level of integrity/tact and has the ability to use their initiative in a role that covers a variety of duties.

Candidates should have a flexible approach to duties. While working in a team environment they will be required to work individually, managing their own time and prioritising tasks to enable deadlines to be met. They must also have experience of providing a customer service and have the ability to assimilate a variety of information.

This is full-time, fixed-term position until 30 September 2017.