Residence Assistant

  • Location
    London, Greater London
  • Salary
    £10.55/Hour
  • Category
    Education & Childcare - Education Administration
  • Job type
    Temporary
  • Industry
    Education and Childcare
  • External Reference
    JN-062019-71809

Job Summary: The residence assistant is responsible for the effective operation of all reception functions and to assist with other basic administration duties as necessary.


Headings Key Tasks:  To provide an efficient, professional and friendly service for term time and vacation residents and visitors.  To ensure that all aspects of reception run smoothly.  To play an active role in the maintaining of log books/spreadsheets.  To have a full working knowledge of relevant computer packages.  To liaise with other departments in the residence and within School.  To be aware of and help enforce the rules and regulations within the residence. Knowledge and Experience  To have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.  Front of House software system (training provided as needed). Communication  To provide an efficient, professional & friendly reception service for both term time & vacation periods, in a busy customer service environment.  To ensure that all aspects of reception run smoothly including dealing with enquiries, answering phones, dealing with mail.  To be aware of all safety and communication systems within the residence.  To refer more complex queries to colleagues as appropriate. Liaison and Networking  To liaise with all staff, and departments both within the Residence, Division and School. Service Delivery  To demonstrate good customer service skills, and establish strong working relationships with colleagues with the ability to demonstrate a friendly and welcoming manner to guests.

To be able to take fees/payments, receipting and basic reconciling of own transactions as per procedure.  To keep all log books/spreadsheets up to-date including issuing of keys to residents, contractors, etc.  To be able to sort and distribute mail as necessary.  To handle general office correspondence.  To be able to print set reports as and when required related to hall activities.  To work to agreed standards and organise work in an efficient way. Teamwork and motivation  To assist the Division with any promotional events/requirements, for example formatting posters based on a pro forma template.  To be able to contribute to the team as a whole.  To make a positive contribution to the social environment of the residence and attend meetings and training courses as required.  To act on supervisors instructions, referring issues to them where appropriate and actively contributing to the team. Initiative and problem  Assist in checking room inventories when guests arrive or leave and to inform others of any discrepancies.  To support local energy saving initiatives and the end of year re-use scheme  To ensure compliance with health and safety policies in respect of fire safety and evacuation, serious accident, external threat or any other security alert. Work environment  To ensure that reception is a welcoming and safe environment for staff and visitors.  To report any problems those make it difficult for you to carry out your work effectively.  Work in a revolving shift pattern (Monday to Sunday). Flexibility  To deliver services effectively, a degree of flexibility is needed, and the post holder may be required to

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Please apply with your CV to: Louise corke