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Institute of Continuing Education


We are seeking to appoint a positive and friendly full-time Receptionist to join a busy, award-winning team. You will provide excellent levels of customer care and attention across all areas of the department.

The successful applicant will have good communication skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently while in a pressurised environment.

Madingley Hall is a beautiful venue set in expansive grounds, and just a few miles from Cambridge city centre. Parking is freely available to staff, and a bus service runs close by. There are currently around 150 staff working at the Institute, comprising a mix of academic, administrative, and hospitality-based roles.

As well as running its academic programmes, the Hall actively promotes wedding receptions, catering events, individual bed and breakfast accommodation and social events. At any one time there will be up to 180 short-term customers/students on the site, up to 84 short-term residents (one to five nights) and functions and events taking place (anything from concerts for 100, garden parties for 500, to wedding receptions and lectures).

The role-holder will be expected to work 5 variable days per week, with specific days determined by a rota system to cover the peak operational hours Monday to Sunday. In return we offer generous annual leave entitlements, training and development opportunities, an extensive employee benefits scheme and a contributory pension scheme.

Further information together with details of the knowledge, skills and experience required can be found at the link below.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' link below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

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If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Sheetal Kale at

The closing date for applications is Monday 7 May 2018 and interviews will take place on Thursday 24 May 2018.

Please quote reference EA15329 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

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

Further information

Further Informaton - Receptionist 2018