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Part-time Receptionist At The British High Commission

Date Posted: 20/Dec/2013
Deadline: Not Specified

The British High Commission (BHC) Abuja has the following part-time vacancy in its Chancery Section.

Position: A1(L) Part-time Receptionist


The British High Commission requires a Receptionist to work in its busy Chancery building. This will be a part-time position and the successful candidate will be required to work a minimum of 16 hours per week.  Duties will include:

• Receiving, transferring and making local and international calls for members of staff
• Receiving incoming visitors
• Administering incoming mail
• Ensuring the High Commission entrance area is well presented
• Other administrative tasks on request
• Providing leave cover for other receptionists in the High Commission

Qualities needed

We are looking for a reliable, courteous person with excellent inter-personal and communication skills.  The ability to speak clear, concise English is very important.  Previous receptionist experience is desirable and occasional late working may be required. 

The successful candidate will need to be computer literate, with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Outlook.

This is a part-time position working in conjunction with an already established receptionist, ensuring cover is provided for a busy reception area, from 0745hrs to 1630hrs daily.  A shift system operates alternating between morning and afternoons.  The job will be graded A1 (L) part-time receptionist with a monthly starting salary of N72, 339.00 including pro-rata leave and allowances.  Successful candidates who are not liable to pay Nigerian tax will be subject to a 10% notional tax deduction on the basic salary.  The salary will be paid in Naira.  There will be occasional additional hours to work (such as cover for leave or sickness of the other receptionist), which will attract additional salary.  This is a challenging position, and flexibility is therefore critical.  

Applications should be sent to:

Anyone interested in applying should send a CV (which should include a contact telephone number and e-mail address) and a type written covering letter detailing relevant experience and abilities to the following address:

Applications should be sent to:
Human Resources Assistant
British High Commission Abuja
19 Torrens Close

Or by e-mail to: [email protected]

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