• Location: Swansea, SA1 5LF
  • Subject:
  • Hours: Full time
  • Contract: Temporary
  • Salary Type: Annual
  • Salary Range: £20,000.00 - £25,000.00
  • Language: English
  • Closing Date: 10 December, 2023 12:00 AM

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Administrator / Receptionist (Maternity Cover)

Administrator / Receptionist (Maternity Cover)

Gower College Swansea
About us:

Gower College Swansea is one of the largest colleges in Wales with a strong reputation for high quality teaching and learning. We have six campuses across the city with over 4,500 full time learners and 10,000 part time learners. We currently have a turnover of over £50 million making us a major employer in the region with approximately 1,000 staff.

At Gower College Swansea we are passionate about investing in our staff and looking after their wellbeing to ensure they feel supported in work and also at home.

The role:

The college's Employability department supports a diverse range of unemployed, economically inactive and underemployed clients of all ages and backgrounds from across the local community. As a member of the Employability department, you will provide general administrative support across the Employability department and be the first point of contact for employability clients and visitors to the Kingsway premises.
  • 37 hours per week
  • Fixed Term Contract until 31 st December 2024 (Maternity Cover)
  • £23,404 - £23,903 per annum
  • Kingsway Centre, Swansea
Key Responsibilities:
  • To staff the Kingsway reception area and to deal efficiently, effectively and amiably with queries from clients, visitors and the general public, signposting accordingly where appropriate.

  • To deliver a warm welcome to staff, clients, learners and visitors to the Kingsway, to act as the first point of contact for general queries received at the premises and to allocate appropriately to the relevant department/colleague.

  • To undertake telephonist duties for the building, answering incoming calls and transferring or taking messages as required.

  • To undertake routine administrative duties for the Employability department as required, such as filing, photocopying, minute-taking, preparing documents and arranging meetings

About you:
  • Level 2 (Grade A-C) or equivalent Maths and English qualification.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and MIS systems
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise workload effectively
  • Reliable and able to work well as part of a team
Benefits for you:
  • 28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, and the college is closed for two weeks over the Christmas period
  • A Local Government Pension Scheme with an average employer contribution of 21% (2023)
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme which provides a 24/7 counselling service
  • Discounted study opportunities on College programmes
  • View more benefits here:

We welcome applications from individuals regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our organisation.

If you wish to continue your application journey using Welsh Language, please visit our Cymraeg site. We encourage Welsh Language applications as we recognise the importance of delivering services in Welsh, and the need to grow our bilingual workforce.

Gower College Swansea is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check and require registration with the Education Workforce Council for Wales.

Please note that we are expecting a high volume of applicants for this vacancy. If we do, we may close the post before the specified date, therefore an early application is recommended.

Appointments will normally be made to the bottom of the salary scale with annual increments on 1st August each year (subject to a start date before 1st February).