Health & Wellbeing


Salary £13,986 per annum (FTE £23,000)
Location Bedford
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This is a Permanent, Part Time vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

Part Time - 21.25 hours per week


bpha are a forward-thinking housing association, on a mission to build thriving communities where people can live happily in a home they can afford.


We work right across the Oxford to Cambridge Arc, and own or manage over 19,000 homes. As one of the top 25 Housing Association developers in the country, we remain committed to delivering high-quality affordable housing to those who need it the most.


Our Residents, shared owners and leaseholders are at the core of everything we do at bpha. With every employee playing an important part in ensuring we continue to provide them with excellent customer service and maintaining our role as a responsible landlord.


We are currently looking for two Receptionists to be the first point of contact at our head office. This is a job share role with one position covering mornings (8.30am to 12.45pm) and one position covering afternoons (12.45pm to 5.00pm).



What you will be doing: 

  • Receiving and welcoming visitors, customers, and deliveries

  • Dealing with customer queries in a confidential and empathetic manner

  • Providing administrative support across various departments

  • Receiving hand delivered correspondence and logging delivery as appropriate

  • Arranging meetings, booking venues, training sessions and other similar tasks

  • Scanning and indexing invoices, matching them to purchase orders and submitting them for payment

  • Ensuring that outgoing correspondence is printed and collated and that it leaves the office at the end of the day

  • Assisting the Document and Records Management team with processing electronic data (scanning, indexing, redacting)

  • Providing high quality administrative support to our wellbeing programme


We’d love to meet someone with:  

  • Experience of working in a busy reception / administration based role in a customer facing environment

  • Strong interpersonal, communication and problem solving skills

  • The ability to multitask and prioritise own workload

  • The ability to work independently using initiative

  • An approachable manner

  • A flexible and adaptable approach with a “can do” attitude


Amongst what we offer you is: 

  • A competitive salary of £13,986 for 21.25 hours per week

  • 28 days holiday PLUS Bank Holidays

  • A generous contributory pension scheme

  • Private health care

  • Free life assurance

  • Access to an extensive suite of wellbeing services and tools including a digital gym

  • Opportunities for learning and development

  • Discounted gym membership

  • Retail discount scheme



Please note the successful candidate will need to complete a basic DBS application.


Closing date: Tuesday 18th January


We reserve the right to close this recruitment if it is deemed that we have received a suitable number of applications. On this basis we would advise that applications are submitted as soon as possible.


bpha is a Housing Association located in the Oxford to Cambridge arc, which is committed to providing its customers with high quality, value for money services whilst continuing to develop energy efficient, sustainable and affordable housing.

We are a leading provider and developer of affordable homes – for rent, sheltered, residential care and shared ownership.

We work together with communities – to improve opportunities, independence and quality of life for our residents, and to benefit the wider community. We bring people together, and run and support a wide range of community activities.

All the money we make is used to invest in existing homes, to enable us to build new homes, and to deliver new and improved services.

We own or manage over 19,000 homes and employ 400 staff.

To build communities where people can live happily in a home they can afford.

Our values underpin the work that we do and are ingrained in our culture at bpha. We are looking for people who can share these values and translate them into day-to-day practices for the benefit of our communities, customers and fellow colleagues. So that we can realise our vision, together.

We are ambitious

We are better together

We show empathy

We take responsibility

We believe that benefits should be more than just perks. For us, they aren’t simply little extras added on at the end, they’re fundamental parts of what we stand for, from the very beginning. As standard.

That’s why at bpha, we reward our employees by making sure we give them a supportive and caring environment, that empowers them to be happy, healthy and inspired, every day.

  • Holiday entitlement of 28-33 days a year, plus public holidays
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Competitive pay
  • Life assurance cover

  • Private healthcare
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Counselling service
  • Eye tests
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Free annual flu jabs
  • Wellbeing activities and events
  • Free fruit and refreshments

  • Long service award
  • Annual staff recognition awards
  • Discretionary reward scheme

  • Annual volunteering day
  • Social events, clubs and activities
  • Breakout areas
  • Onsite cafe/restaurant at headquarters

  • Opportunities for professional training and qualifications
  • Workshops and training sessions for new skills
  • A fresh and modern eLearning platform

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