Wednesday afternoon receptionist –Dundas Street Bureau  (1pm-4.30pm)

We require a receptionist for our drop in session on Wednesday afternoons. Dundas Street is a busy city centre bureau and our drop in session are well used. Many of our clients attend drop in sessions because they face an emergency or are vulnerable . Our receptionist works with a team of advisers to ensure that clients are seen speedily and to manage expectations around waiting times.  Full training will be given.


Specific tasks:

·         Welcoming clients attending bureau

·         Obtaining client details prior to interview

·         Managing clients’  waiting time and expectations

·         Making appointments

·         Managing interview room use and availability in conjunction with advisers

·         Other administrative duties


Skills required:

·         Good customer facing communication skills

·         Attention to detail and organisational skills

·         Ability to work under pressure in a very busy environment, remaining calm

·         Ability to work independently as well as part of a team

Please apply via the online application form here.

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As well as advising clients, volunteers support many other areas of our charity. We also recruit from time to time for Board members (trustees). 

All volunteers must be willing to:

  • Undergo training to familiarise yourself with the administrative systems of the Bureau
  • Train to use the Bureau’s computer and software systems
  • Work within CAE’s Equality and Diversity Policy
  • Adhere to CAE’s principle of client confidentiality
  • Work as a team member.

There is no obligation as to the number of volunteer hours you offer but in a volunteer administrative role we hope you will be able to offer the Bureau a minimum of 4 hours of your time each week.

If you take on a role as a volunteer with CAE a Volunteer Task Description will be drawn up for you. 

The selection process may take a couple of weeks.  If you have any questions, please fill out an application form.