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Emergency Planning College (EPC)

York, YO61 3EG

Part Time, Permanent (28 hours per week)

4/7 shifts to include either 0700 - 1430 or 1400 - 2130

£10.37 per hour plus weekend enhancement


Here at Serco, we are looking for a Receptionist to join our team at the Emergency Planning College. The EPC, also known as The Hawkhills Training, Conference and Events centre, is based in Easingwold across 280 beautiful acres of grounds and is the national centre for UK Resilience learning and development.


This role will provide a proactive, friendly, and courteous reception service to all employees and visitors to site. The Receptionist will ensure that the reception area is maintained to a high standard of customer care, cleanliness and always promoting a professional image.


Main responsibilities of this role include:

  • Greet all visitors on arrival at the site, responding to any queries and providing information as required.
  • Update information boards and visitor information, ensuring it is commensurate to training activity.
  • Operate the barrier and monitor the CCTV.
  • Operate the switchboard, responding to all external calls.
  • Coordination of visits, ensuring all delegates are booked in and collected from reception.
  • Organise and coordinate meetings, conferences, accommodation and make travel arrangements as required.
  • Provide administrative support to the Training Team as appropriate.
  • Order and maintain an appropriate stationery stock.
  • Overnight accommodation allocation and distribution of room keys.


What you'll need to do the role:

  • Excellent communication and customer service skills.
  • Ability to operate in a flexible, organised, consistent and committed manner.
  • Good interpersonal skills and a confident approach to personal communications.
  • Demonstrates initiative, enthusiasm, and commitment to high quality standards.
  • Computer literate with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Previous reception, administration and switchboard experience is preferable.


What we offer

  • Free onsite parking.
  • Free access to our onsite Gym.
  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme.
  • Serco discounts which include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping discounts, cycle to work scheme and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships.
  • The chance to make a positive difference to the wider public.
  • Interesting, varied, and enjoyable work.
  • A company that recognises your contribution.


Why Serco

Meaningful and Vital Work - Everyone in our Defence business has an important role to play in the smooth operation of the UK's Armed Forces. Whether you're joining us from the military or from a civilian background, you'll take great pride in supporting the military and the care we take of our defence customers.


A World of Opportunity - With over 70 military contracts here in the UK and a wide variety of roles, Serco can offer excellent opportunities for progression, whether that's in Defence or in another part of our multi-sector business. We also support our teams with a range of training and accreditations.


Great People - Within Serco you'll find diverse and inclusive people that are driven by the same can-do attitude and values of Care, Trust, Pride, and Innovation. We are proud of who we are as individuals - and of how we come together as one team.


About Serco

At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.  We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.


By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks - SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 


Are you interested in finding out more about a career in defence with Serco?

To discover more about the amazing careers at Serco, meet our team, what we offer and women in defence please follow this Link. We're also a signatory of the UK Governments Women in Defence Charter, to find out more please click here.



Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 


At Serco, we see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool. We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working. We are proudly Disability Confident Leader employers and holder of the Silver Inclusive Employer Standard. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview. 


At Serco we support fair access to employment for those with unspent criminal convictions through the 'Ban the Box' pledge (some may be exempt due to the nature of the role and the security clearance required). Please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000 to discuss.








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