Receptionist/Administrator

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  • Friendly team environment, located in the heart of Newtown
  • Part-time – Monday to Friday afternoons


The Heart Research Institute (HRI) is an internationally recognised Medical Research Institute that performs ground-breaking cardiovascular research from our state-of-the-art facilities located in Newtown.

For over 20 years, The HRI has been one of Australia's leading research organisations working to detect, prevent and treat heart disease. Through our research, The HRI has made significant findings that have changed the way we live with and treat cardiovascular disease

We are looking for an experienced Front Office Receptionist/Administrator to manage the Front Office Reception area of our Institute, in a job share arrangement with our existing Receptionist. The role will also assist with administration support for the Human Resources team and the Scientific Group Leaders from time to time.

As the face of our Institute, you will be meeting and greeting all visitors, answering phones, managing mail, couriers and deliveries, performing administrative tasks and interacting with all of our Scientists, Students and various other colleagues.

This job share role will have you working 4.5 hours per day/5 days a week from 12.30pm until 5pm. You may be required to work some additional/different hours from time to time (covering days off and holidays), so we are looking for someone with flexibility, however any changes to your schedule will always be organised in advance and in consultation with you wherever possible.

Essential Criteria:

  • Experience working in a front office reception and administration role
  • Excellent communication and relationship management skills
  • Professional and clear phone manner
  • Excellent personal presentation
  • A great eye for detail & accuracy
  • Intermediate to Advanced Microsoft Office experience (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint). SharePoint experience would be a bonus
  • Ability to multi-task with strong organisational and administrative skills
  • Motivated and organised but also flexible and adaptable
  • Capable of independent work, but also enjoy working as part of a small team
  • Ability to manage confidential information in a professional manner


We offer:

  • A friendly and flexible but focused and productive team environment.
  • Real work life balance
  • Convenient location in the heart of Newtown
  • A Competitive salary, plus generous not-for-profit salary packaging benefits


Eligibility: To apply for this position you must hold full Australian work rights.

Applications and enquiries:
careers@hri.org.au

Please apply as soon as possible, as this job ad will close once we have received a sufficient response of relevant applications.  Due to the volume of applications expected, only shortlisted candidates may be contacted.

The Heart Research Institute supports Equal Employment Opportunity. We value diversity and encourage applications from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people with disability, LGBTQI individuals and applicants of diverse cultures and ages.