Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities


Office Admin Assistant/Receptionist

Full time, Permanent (37.5 hours per week)

£16,500 to £18,000 per annum

Closing date for applications is: 6pm 14th December 2018

Interviews taking place during week commencing: 17th December 2018

Newlyn School of Art is a leading provider of short art courses and year-long mentoring for artists from around the country. Based in the famous artistic colony of Newlyn in West Cornwall, the art school provides courses throughout the year.

About the role:

We are seeking an enthusiastic, reliable and organised Office Admin Assistant/Receptionist to help manage the day-to-day running of our busy office and school reception. You will have a passion for excellent customer service, be organised, responsible, proactive and be able to use your initiative. You will be reliable, an excellent time-keeper, have a flexible approach to work, and be able to respond to a range of situations when dealing with the public.

You will be the first point of contact for all visitors to the art school, prospective students, students and staff, either in person or on the phone and as front of house must always be friendly and welcoming.

You will welcome all course students to the school, registering them, providing teas and coffees and ensuring that they complete all necessary pre-course paperwork as requested.

As part of the wider team, you will provide comprehensive administrative support to help ensure the smooth day-to-day running of the office.

You’ll be responsible for a range of administrative duties, including answering telephone calls in a prompt and friendly manner, giving bespoke responses to individual enquiries via email or on the phone, processing telephone bookings, assisting in the management of transfers or refunds, as well as diarising meeting schedules, stock control, liaising with suppliers and order monitoring.

Some marketing to include updating information on our website and helping to compile monthly newsletters and preparing images for social media.

Essential Requirements:

We are looking for someone who has proven experience of offering successful administrative support and reception duties, who can learn quickly and is friendly and confident when dealing with the public in person and on the phone. You should be proactive, with a positive attitude and have strong IT skills including; Outlook, Word and Excel with excellent numeracy and written English. You must have strong organisational skills, attention to detail must be a strength and ultimately have a commitment to delivering excellent customer service.

Desirable but not essential skills include: an interest in Art and some experience writing newsletters. Access and Photoshop IT skills.


PLEASE NOTE APPLICATIONS ARE STRICTLY ONLY BEING ACCEPTED by sending your CV, for the attention of Sasha Garfit via Ineed with the following link https://www.indeed.co.uk/jobs?q=admin&l=penzance&vjk=fc078db82ba43902

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £16,500.00 to £18,000.00 /year


Office Administration: 1 year (Required)

Licence: UK Driver's (Preferred)



Life Models:

We are currently looking for a self-employed male/female life models for Wednesday evenings in 2019. If this is of interest to you then please enquire via the Contact Page

Registered Office: Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Cornwall TR18 5AW. Tel: 01736365557.
Company Number: 7621257. Registered in Cardiff in 2011.