Legal Receptionist Jobs

Legal receptionist jobs deal with members of the public, who could be clients, visitors or VIP's.  Legal receptionists are responsible for greeting visitors when they arrive, take their details, answer queries and direct them to the person they have come to see or to the place they need to go. Legal receptionist jobs may need to take messages for other staff and partners and may be responsible for organising appointments and meetings. Legal receptionists may need to keep the reception area tidy, or organise reading material.
As well as performing general legal reception duties, they may have to undertake a wide range of other tasks, particularly in a smaller legal firms.   These include some basic clerical work, dealing with small amounts of cash and keeping records and issuing visitor/security passes.

Responsibilities of a Legal Receptionist

Although legal receptionist jobs usually work 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, some jobs may involve shift or weekend work.  For some firms legal receptionists may be able to job share and part-time work is often available. Legal receptionists spend most of their time in a comfortable reception area.

Legal receptionists need to be friendly, outgoing and confident, to have a warm welcoming personality, to enjoy dealing with the public, to have a smart appearance and good communication skills.

Legal receptionist jobs can progress in to a variety of organisations - offices, museums, hotels, schools, solicitors, health and beauty businesses, doctors, hospitals or Councils.

There are no minimum qualifications for legal receptionist jobs but having GCSEs/S grades (A-C/1-3), particularly in English, are useful. Clerical, secretarial, numeracy and IT skills may be required.

Training for legal receptionist jobs is usually provided on the job by the employer, and new entrants often work under the supervision of a more experienced legal receptionist. There are NVQs/SVQs in reception, and also in business and administration and customer service, which cover aspects of legal reception work.

Promotion prospects for legal receptionist jobs depend on the size and type of organisation. In some organisations promotion to a supervisory role may be possible.

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