Receptionist at National Research Foundation

Cape Town
Posted 2 weeks ago

Permanent Junior EE position Market Related salary

About the Position SARAO has an exciting opportunity for a Receptionist to join our team based in Cape Town, responsible for the front-office reception and administration duties.

Minimum education required:

  • Grade 12

Minimum work experience required:

  • Up to 1 years’ experience as a receptionist or office administrator

Responsibilities include and not limited to:

  • Answering phone calls.
  • Taking and delivering messages, or transferring calls to voicemail when appropriate personnel are unavailable.
  • Welcoming visitors to the SARAO office.
  • Directing visitors to appropriate staff.
  • Maintaining employee and department directories.
  • Booking meeting venues at SARAO office.
  • Keeping the reception area tidy.
  • Supporting administrative requirements, as assigned.
  • Other reasonable and appropriate duties, as assigned.

The ideal candidate will have the following competencies: Ability

  • Communicate with internal and external stakeholders, at all levels
  • Email and use calendar software systems
  • Be well presented
  • Communicate clearly and in a professional manner


  • Ordering stationery and office supplies
  • Answering and appropriately directing calls
  • Welcoming Visors at SARAO
  • Receiving and processing incoming and outgoing mail
  • Booking boardrooms


  • Completing purchase order requests


About The Employer The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) spearheads South Africa’s activities in the Square Kilometre Array Radio Telescope, commonly known as the SKA, in engineering, science and construction. SARAO is a National Facility managed by the National Research Foundation and incorporates radio astronomy instruments and programmes such as the MeerKAT and KAT-7 telescopes in the Karoo, the Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory (HartRAO) in Gauteng, the African Very Long Baseline Interferometry (AVN) programme in nine African countries as well as the associated human capital development and commercialisation endeavours. As a business unit of the NRF, SARAO is committed to employment equity and redress. Type of employment: Permanent
SARAO reserves the right to amend and/or withdraw adverts at any time without notification.

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