Quick Job Search
Select a job category
Select a date period
Select Salary Band value
Enter your search text

INTERNAL ONLY - Receptionist - Science Park

Organisation Logo

Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full Time, Limited Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 22/04/2019 23:59
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Dirac Crescent, Emersons Green, Bristol BS16 7FR
Post Number:

Job details 

Closing date:
22 Apr

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

INTERNAL ONLY - Receptionist – Science Park

Summary of Post

The post holder will be responsible for welcoming visitors to the Science Park answering or referring inquiries and providing direction as appropriate.

Reception will be manned Monday – Friday 8.30 – 4.30 (37 hours per week)

The post holder will be the primary Receptionist for the Bristol & Bath Science Park.

This post is full time, limited term contract until April 2020.

South Gloucestershire Council is committed to treating everyone fairly, to challenging inequalities and to promoting equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

Main Duties

The post holder will be responsible for welcoming visitors to the Science Park answering or referring inquiries and providing direction as appropriate.

The post holder will be required to develop and maintain good working relationships with colleagues and customers at all times, demonstrating a high standard of customer care, appropriate corporate image and reflecting the Council’s values.

The post holder must be reliable to meet operational needs of reception opening times.

Selection Criteria

To enable us to shortlist in a fair and unbiased way it is absolutely vital that you provide us with sufficient information to demonstrate how you meet or exceed the criteria outlined in the vacancy description. Please include this information in the knowledge, skills and experience section of the application form.


Substantial previous experience working in a busy customer facing reception/customer services environment dealing with high volumes of queries and visitors delivering a very high standard of customer care.

An excellent level of interpersonal skills associated with reception duties, including a good memory for faces and appointments. The ability to deal with agitated customers in an appropriate manner.

Have a smart appearance and be polite and courteous to a level appropriate with representing the Council positively as the first point of contact

Good written and spoken abilities, well organised with a good attention to detail and be able to prioritise workload

Previous experience in working accurately with computerised systems including basic spread sheets for recording information and updating lists, word-processing, spread sheets, email.

The willingness and ability to acquire, develop and extend skills

Awareness of the Data Protection Act and how it relates to the role.


NVQ2 or equivalent including English or equivalent or equivalent experience.

Evidence of further education in an appropriate subject or equivalent experience.

Additional Information

For an informal discussion please contact Chris Thomas on 01454 865074 or email Chris.Thomas@southglos.gov.uk.

This post is full time, limited term contract until April 2020.

Salary: £18,795 - £19,171

Hours: 37hrs per week

Closing Date: 22 April 2019

Vacancy Ref: SGC1330/915/SS

Our Values

Our staff need to have a ‘can-do’ attitude and adapt to the fast pace of change. They must work well with others to reach a common goal and be willing to embrace a partnership and inclusive approach to delivering efficient and effective services. They must use their initiative to deliver and take responsibility for their performance to help the team, department and council to achieve its goals and must make the best use of available knowledge, expertise and capacity in order to continuously improve the quality of services. Our managers are also required to demonstrate effective leadership qualities, shape and manage team plans and motivate their staff to achieve.

Safer Recruitment

South Gloucestershire is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Back to top