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Reference: 59947

Date Added: 17 March 2017
Closing Date: 24 March 2017

Job Title: Receptionist

Working For: Embassy of Ethiopia, London

Location: London

Salary: As per Embassy Scale

Job Details

The Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia is looking for an experienced Receptionist to join our small and friendly front of house team.


  • Receive all incoming calls and handle them courteously and efficiently; Redirect calls to appropriate staff and take any messages accurately
  • Assist with any questions or queries customers may have
  • Act as first point of contact for all visitors to the Embassy
  • Ensure all incoming post and deliveries are sorted and distributed to appropriate staff members
  • Tidy and maintain the reception area
  • Perform other administrative and clerical tasks as and when required, such as assisting with events
  • Activities may be subject to amendment over time as the role develops and/or priorities and requirements evolve


  • Fluency in both English and Amharic (written and spoken) is essential
  • Excellent telephone manner and customer service
  • Proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • You will need to be a self-starter and be able to multi-task, think on your feet and have excellent attention to detail
  • Must have previous reception experience
  • High School Diploma and above

Closing Date: 24 March 2017

Interview/Start Dates

The Embassy will notify you of the date of the written exam.

Interviews will be held on 30th and 31st March, 2017

Start date: ASAP

Application Details

Interested candidates for this vacancy must submit the following for consideration of their application

  • Covering letter, no more than one side of A4 outlining how you meet the above requirements
  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Ref: Reception-Ethiopia

Please submit your application by email to hr@ethioembassy.org.uk and ensure documents are either in Microsoft Word and/or Adobe Acrobat PD format.

Applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK.

Website: http://www.ethioembassy.org.uk

Additional Notes