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Reception and Facilities Apprentice (AD1079)

Directorate | Fixed term, full-time, Support Officer

£15,796 per annum

Closing date: 2019-10-27

The UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre is a world leader in biodiversity knowledge. We work with scientists and policy makers globally to place biodiversity at the heart of environment and development decision-making, to promote enlightened choices for people and the planet. With so much emphasis and importance currently being placed on mitigating against biodiversity loss, and caring for our planet, there really is no better time to join an innovative, forward-thinking conservation organisation. 

We are currently looking for someone friendly, energetic and proactive to join our reception team - the hub of the centre. You will provide support to staff and visitors to make our workplace a great one! The main purpose of this full time role is to help us make our office a safe, efficient and happy place to work. We are seeking an outgoing, responsive and helpful person who will assist others to find things, set up meeting rooms and make sure people have the right equipment to do their jobs. If you enjoy engaging with others and have a welcoming personality and a high sense of responsibility, this role is ideal for you!

WCMC attaches great importance to addressing safeguarding and ethical considerations in all activities carried out by its staff, including where partner organisations or individuals are part of the delivery of our work. This includes children and vulnerable adults in the community who may be vulnerable to abuse. WCMC act with integrity, are transparent and expect applicants to share the same values.

You will be enthusiastic and compassionate, aspiring to deliver great service; a team player working in partnership with staff to ensure the business needs are met. Acting with integrity, taking time and care to resolve queries, you will provide reassurance through the services you deliver. Whether you’re assisting with queries at the reception desk, setting up our conferencing technology or filling and cleaning a coffee machine, you’ll make the most of your talent – dealing with people. 

The successful candidate will hold GCSE qualifications of English and Mathematics plus desirably two ‘A’ levels. We are totally committed to investing in you. Right from the start, we’ll give you excellent training and all the support you need. You also get the opportunity to gain a qualification alongside the job, working towards a Facilities Management Supervisor Apprenticeship.

In addition to training and development opportunities, we offer a generous salary and benefits package, including substantial pension contributions, personal development and a career that’s enriching and full of opportunity and challenge.  Join us and become part of our inclusive, fun and values-led culture, focused on making a real difference to global conservation.

We collaborate with the United Nations Environment within the UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC).


If you are looking for a rewarding post where you can impress us with your people support skills, we want to hear from you. Please complete our application form and send it together with your CV and a short covering letter through the link below by 27th October 2019.

WCMC is a UK charity that promotes for public benefit the conservation, protection, enhancement and support of nature and natural resources worldwide. We do this by collecting, storing, processing, analysing, interpreting and sharing data that increase our knowledge and understanding of biodiversity and the conservation of nature. Good data are the foundation of informed decision-making and we work with many partners to help them develop their knowledge and capacity to make good decisions.