Centre Support Assistant/Receptionist

Upper Heyford, Bicester
£10,200 p/a
03 Aug 2017
18 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Part Time

Oxford Innovation’s Business and Innovation Centres division operates a network of centres that provide flexible office and laboratory space and business support services to companies throughout the UK.  Our clients are start-ups, high growth SMEs, investors and also public sector organisations that contract with us to deliver innovation centres and programmes to business.  In the past three years we have nearly doubled our number of centres and now manage twenty-two centres across the UK for a variety of public and private sector clients, providing space and support to nearly 1000 exciting, innovative and growing companies.

In the last Staff Survey Oxford Innovation 100% of our staff said they would recommend OI as a company to work for – how’s that for an endorsement!  Our, ‘people’, ‘colleagues’ and ‘team’ were the most often mentioned reasons why our staff like working here and we were delighted to get some great feedback about our flexible, respectful and friendly working environment.  We run staff incentives schemes which give everyone the chance to be rewarded for their contribution, and our benefits package is highly competitive with other similar-sized employers. 

We are seeking a confident, enthusiastic and friendly Centre Support Assistant to be part of the team within the Cherwell Innovation Centre, based at Upper Heyford in Oxfordshire.  This is a part-time role working 22.5 hours over three days per week - Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Our Centre Support Assistants play a key role as a support for the Centre management team. As the front line of the Centre they manage the busy reception area, make sure that the conference rooms are set up, Centre administration and managing our Social Media sites.  No two days are the same and you will enjoy the chance to work with lots of different people in a varied, fast-moving environment. 

The most important thing we look for in our Centre Support Assistants is a willingness to go the extra mile to deliver a great customer service.  The following skills and experience are also important!

  • Multi-tasking in a busy and demanding customer focused environment.
  • Positive attitude/self-motivated.
  • Able to work with minimum supervision.
  • Takes pride in personal appearance.
  • An eye for detail, along with good a working knowledge of Word and Excel desirable.
  • Enjoys developing self and learning both informally and formally.
  • Administration / Customer Service / Receptionist experience will be helpful.
  • A creative flair is desirable.

If you are able to mix with all types of people, possess excellent communication skills, are conscientious with an eye for detail with a flexible work ethic, then this may be the role for you.

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Our closing date for application is 18 August 2017.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds.