Receptionist (Part-Time, 22.5 to 30 hours per week) Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom Salary: Competitive, DOE Contract: (Part-Time, 22.5 to 30 hours per week) About the role: Abcam are looking for two part time receptionists to work either 8am to 2pm Monday to Friday or 12pm to 5pm Monday to Friday. This role may require working in a flexible manner. As a Receptionist, you will be the first point of contact for Abcam. You will welcome guests and greet people who visit the business. You will also coordinate front-desk activities, including distributing correspondence and redirecting phone calls. Our Receptionist’s duties also include offering administrative support across the Facilities and EHS organization. To be successful as a Receptionist, you should have a pleasant personality, as this is also a customer service role. You should also be able to deal with difficult situations using your initiative in a timely and effective manner, while streamlining office operations. Multitasking and stress management are essential for this position. Roles & responsibilities: Receptionist’s duties and responsibilities: Ensure the front desk welcomes guests positively Executes all administrative tasks to the highest quality standards Greet and welcome guests as soon as they arrive at the office Direct visitors to the appropriate person and office Answer, screen and forward incoming phone calls Ensure reception area is tidy and presentable, with all necessary stationery and material (e.g. pens, forms and brochures) Provide basic and accurate information in-person and via phone/email Receive, sort and distribute daily mail/deliveries, ensuring that important/confidential documents are fast tracked and managed in a professional way Maintain office security by following safety procedures and controlling access via the reception desk (monitor logbook, issue visitor badges) Order front office supplies and keep inventory of stock Assign and monitor work tickets Update calendars and schedule meetings Keep updated records of office expenses and costs Perform other clerical receptionist duties such as filing, photocopying, transcribing and faxing Managing reception cover so that the reception is manned at all times Raising, following up and facilitating purchase orders along with the weekly catering order Supporting the facilities and EHS team in taking on some day to day administrative tasks Coordinating specific team activities for example organising health surveillance clinics About you: You will have proven work experience as a Receptionist, Front Office Representative or similar role. You will have knowledge of web-based intranet systems and how to update them with content and have Hands-on experience with office equipment (e.g. printers, scanners, fax machines) Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills with a professional attitude and customer service focus. You will have excellent organizational skills Multitasking and time-management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks. You will have the ability to be resourceful and proactive when issues arise. If this sounds like you and you’d like to be a part of a fast paced, growing business with the vision to become the most influential company and best-loved brand in life sciences please apply now! About Us: Ever since 1998, when our founder, Jonathan Milner, started selling antibodies from the back of his bike, Abcam has aimed to help scientific researchers make breakthroughs faster. We now have offices and labs in the UK, the US, China and Japan, and as we continue to grow, we remain ambitious, driven by our customers’ success and their research needs. It’s our goal to provide a world-standard in protein research tools, technical support and delivery. When you join Abcam, you’ll join a global business with the passion and the vision to become the most influential company, and, best-loved brand in life sciences.Our culture is our key differentiator. We believe in empowering individuals, with responsibility given at an early stage. The working environment is fun and fast-paced, collaborative and outcome focused, with a strong customer focus. In addition to competitive salaries, we offer an attractive and flexible benefits package (which includes shares for eligible employees), a culture focussed on wellbeing and opportunities for growth and development. If you have the required skills and experience , click on APPLY and forward your current CV and covering letter, with salary details, explaining why you are a good fit for this role.