German Historical Institute London

17 Bloomsbury Square
London WC1A 2NJ
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)20 - 7309 2050
Fax: +44 (0)20 - 7309 2055 / 7404 5573


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Receptionist / General Assistant (must be available for evening and weekend work)

Part-time (20 hours per week), initial 12 months contract with the possibility of becoming permanent. Based in WC1.

We are urgently seeking a bright and engaging Receptionist / General Assistant to start as soon as possible.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Meet and greet / act as first point of contact for visitors
  • Manage event registration, hand out event packs to participants in close cooperation with the event manager
  • Answer enquiries in person, by phone and email
  • Receive deliveries and distribute as appropriate
  • Liaise with the facilities manager to provide support as required
  • Assist with other administrative duties as necessary, including cleaning library books using specialist equipment

Skills and Ability


  • Outgoing, polite and friendly manner
  • Exceptional telephone and face-to-face communication skills
  • Flexible approach and enthusiasm for working with students, academics and the public
  • Team player as well as self-motivated
  • Prepared to work evenings and weekends when few other staff are present in the building
  • Availability for weekly evening duties (once or twice a week) until 8pm (occasionally later)
  • Availability for occasional Saturdays during conferences (about 7 times per year)
  • Flexibility to accommodate variable distribution of working hours per week
  • Integrity and the ability to build working relationships easily
  • Ability to work at heights
  • Physical fitness and agility


  • Basic German
  • Ability to prepare basic statistical material in Microsoft Excel

The annual salary will be 13,800 GBP for 20 hours per week. The closing date for applications is 30.06.2018 Interviews will be held in August 2018.

To apply, please send a full CV, a covering letter outlining your motivation and what makes you suitable for the role and any other documents that might support your application to bewerbungen(ghi)

Applicants must be able to demonstrate their legal right to work in the UK. If you hold German or another EU citizenship please contact the administration, verwaltung(ghi), for advice on the tax implications involved.

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Additional Information

The following information is available in German language only:

Hinweise für prospektive Bewerberinnen und Bewerber zu Fragen der Vereinbarkeit von Familie und Beruf in London