Receptionist – Henshaws Specialist College


Closing date: Thursday, 28th Mar 2019

Salary: £17,680/£8.50 per year
Band: B
Hours per Week: 40 hours per week
Working weeks: 52 weeks
Annual Leave: 25 days + 10 bank holidays to be taken during college holidays
Vacancy Ref 561
Henshaws reserves the right to close this position before the 'End Date'

Interview Date Friday 5th April 2019


Working with our students and service users
Competitive Salary
5 Weeks Annual leave + 10 paid bank holidays.
Option to buy one week extra holiday per year (52 week contracts)
DBS Paid by Henshaws
In House Training Full/comprehensive
Progression Opportunities
Access to all Henshaws Benefits
Company Pension Scheme
Employee Helpline
Death in Service Insurance
Free onsite parking at college
Long service awards every 5 years
Refer a Friend
Supportive working environment

Henshaws Specialist College in Harrogate is a transformational place. Through our personalised approach to education, learning and care we empower young people aged 16-25 living with a disability to progress and live life the way they want.

Due to internal progression we are now recruiting for a full time Receptionist to work on our busy College reception. The postholder will manage the College reception and telephone answering functions, acting as first point of contact for visitors and provide general administration support for College staff.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Management of switchboard, dealing with enquiries for the College and the wider Charity support services on campus.
  • Management of reception including receiving and booking in visitors for College and the wider Charity support services on campus and keeping reception the diary.
  • Executing high quality administrative work and demonstrating good working knowledge of Word, Excel, Outlook, email and databases. General typing of letters, other documents, spreadsheets, data inputting, photocopying, laminating, etc.

Significant experience of working in a responsible reception and administration role in a demanding office environment is essential, as well as  the ability to provide high quality administrative support. The post holder will need to have good literacy and numeracy skills, both verbally and in writing, with the ability to execute meticulous attention to detail and accuracy.

Knowledge of different learning disabilities is desirable but full training will be given.

If you are interested in this role, please refer to the job description and person specification for a full overview of the requirements.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 28th March 2019

For more information please view the job description and submit an application online

The post holder will be subject to a DBS check prior to the commencement of employment at Henshaws.  Please review the job description for further details. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Meet Andrew, his beaming smile and zest for life!
Andrew is a student at Henshaws Specialist College. He is one of just over 100 people in the world to have been diagnosed with PACS1 syndrome, a rare genetic disorder identified less than 10 years ago. PACS 1 awareness day on 7th February marks the anniversary of the first diagnosis of the syndrome in 2011.

Sorry, applications for this position are now closed