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Northumberland County Council’s Staff Bank provides a pool of highly skilled temporary workers who are looking for a long-term placement, or who want to work flexibly within the council. If a team needs support due to sickness, common staff shortages, or general vacancies, they call upon registered bank members to fill available assignments. These can be filled via a long-term assignment for up to 12 months or on an ad hoc basis.  

We are looking for a Receptionist to provide an efficient and effective front-line service for all visitors to County Hall in Morpeth. 

You should have a good general education and sound working knowledge of the procedural and practical issues relating to customer services and experience of direct contact with the public. 

A GNVQ Level 2 in Customer Care would be desirable but not essential. 

For a more comprehensive list of duties applicable to this post, please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification. 

For further information about working for NCC, please visit our website here 

Benefits of joining NCC’s Staff Bank include:  

  • Flexible contract – work and earn alongside your current commitments  

  • Career opportunities - Build and increase your employability and professional network with the opportunity to gain fixed term and permanent contracts.  

  • Try different roles within the organisation to find your fit.   

  • Develop new skills and enhance current expertise to help supplement your career.  

Where we receive a high volume of applications for a post, we may bring the closing date forward. You are therefore advised to submit your completed application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.  

The Staff Bank is managed by the Temporary Staffing Team, who you can contact via You will be subject to Northumberland County Council's pre-employment checking process which includes a minimum of 2 references covering the past 3 years, health clearance and proof of right to work in the UK and depending on the assignment you may be required to undertake a DBS check.  

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme, please email or ring 01670 623930 with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored into the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format, please see the alternative methods below. This information will be treated as confidential and will only be used to check that you meet the essential requirements of the post.    

Although we advertise on North East Jobs, and other websites, your application process will be directed to our Tribepad system. Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered on Tribepad, including your invite to interview if you are shortlisted. Please check your emails regularly, including Spam/Junk, after the closing dates for notifications. 

For guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please see the attached guidance notes here

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For those with speech difficulties or hearing loss: Text relay service dial 018001 01670 623930 

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