Programme/ Department: Facilities and Hospitality

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: £22,528 – £28,419 per annum

Location: Overseas Development Institute

Hours: 35 hours per week

Closing Date: 23 April 2019

Interview: 30 April 2019

Assessment: 30 April 2019


Contract: Permanent contract

Salary: £22,528 – £28,419 per annum

Ref: FAC/01/19


An independent, global think tank, working for a sustainable and peaceful world in which every person thrives.

ODI is an independent, global think tank, working for a sustainable and peaceful world in which every person thrives. We harness the power of evidence and ideas through research and partnership to confront challenges, develop solutions and create change. (

We are recruiting a Receptionist to provide a professional and seamless visitor experience, support the Facilities administrative function and oversee front-of-house services.

This role will include:

  • Reception: Providing an exemplary meeting/greeting visitor experience and maintaining a sufficiently high-level knowledge of the front–of-house systems and procedures to provide a smooth-running and professional service. You will also ensure that security and other front–of-house/building-related procedures are adhered to.
  • Events Catering: Assisting with event catering and supplies as necessary, ordering and checking catering deliveries, and reconciling supplier and catering invoices.
  • Administration: Providing administrative support as necessary to the Facilities, Hospitality and Directorate teams. To include: assisting with the ordering and distribution of stationery, consumables and supplies, assisting the Facilities Assistant with incoming and outgoing post, assisting with the Facilities Help Desk and meeting room booking functions.

You will have previous experience of reception work and be confident in regularly dealing with visitors and employees. You will be service orientated, have excellent organizational skills, strong attention to detail, be a confident verbal and written communicator with the ability to priorities and juggle a variety of tasks. Familiarity with IT packages, word processing and email in particular, is essential.

Closing date: 23rd April 2019

Interview date: 30th April 2019


For more information, please download an application pack from here. If you are experiencing difficulties downloading, please telephone 020 7922 8248 or email



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