Temporary & Permanent Receptionist Jobs

The core function of a Receptionist’s role is to greet, direct and assist visitors, members of the public or potential and existing customers and clients and direct deliveries.

Working as a Receptionist

Receptionists will greet visitors when they arrive at the office, take their details, answer any questions or queries and direct them to whomever they have come to see.  They will also take phone calls, sometimes operating a complex switchboard, and may need to pass on messages for members of staff.  They should enjoy dealing with people over the phone and helping callers, whilst also providing a gatekeeping service to protect senior staff from unnecessary interruptions.   Receptionists also need to keep the reception area tidy and professional.  The receptionist is often the first point of contact, representing the image of the company and setting a good first impression. 

Other tasks may include clerical work; organising appointments or travel; taking bookings; dealing with petty cash; keeping records and diaries up-to-date and issuing visitor / security passes.

To work as a Receptionist, you need to be friendly, outgoing and confident and have a warm and welcoming personality.  Possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal and be of professional appearance.

Hours of work and salary

Many Receptionist jobs fall between traditional business hours of 9am-5.30pm Monday to Friday, although this largely depends on the sector and individual organisation. Whilst these are the most common hours, some Receptionist jobs may have a requirement for weekend and/or evening work.

For instance, in the hospitality sector a receptionist may work shifts, such as 7am-3pm or 3pm-11pm and in the medical or dental environment, there are often early starts and late finishes.

Part-time or job share Receptionist jobs are often available, making reception work very attractive for those who have commitments away from work. 

Receptionists’ salaries range from minimum wage for trainees up to around £20,500 for more experienced Receptionists holding more seniority and management responsibility.

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  1. Data Input

    Location: Glasgow

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Data Entry Clerk

    Data Input Administrator 
    Temp contract for a 4-6 week periodImmediate start You will have strong admin/input experience and be able to start immediately.
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    This vacancy is being advertised on behalf of Stafffinders which is operating as an employment business.

  2. Receptionist

    Location: Renfrewshire

    Salary: £7.50 p/h

    Category: Receptionist

    We are looking for a Receptionist for a short term temporary cover based in Renfrewshire.
     
    Candidate must be available immediately
     
    Hours are Monday to Friday 9-5pm.
     
    Duties Include:
     

    High level of organisation
    Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Packages
    Bring the first point of contact to visitors and assisting with any ...

  3. Administrator

    Location: Paisley

    Salary: £7.50 p/h

    Category: Admin / Secretarial / PA

    Stafffinders are looking to recruit an Administration Assistant to join our client based near Paisley. This position is temporary and would require the successful candidate to start immediately.
    £8.00 per hour. Monday to Friday 37.5 hours per week.
    Duties Include:

    Drafting documents and correspondence
    Proofreading
    Scheduling
    Providing telephone ...

  4. Administrator

    Location: Glasgow

    Salary: £8.50 p/h

    Category: Admin / Secretarial / PA

    We are looking for a Receptionist to work near the Renfrewshire area for a reputable organisation.
     
    This is an on-going temporary position with an immediate start for the right candidate
     
    Hours are 9-5pm , Monday – Friday
     
    Please only apply if you are PVG Registered or hold a current disclosure certificate.
     
    £8 ...

  5. R&D Project Admin

    Location: Aberdeen

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Admin / Secretarial / PA

    Assist R&D department in a project administrative role.

    Principal Duties & Responsibilities:
    • Work with engineers from all disciplines to maintain project management system. This includes ensuring that monthly project updates are available on time, companywide timesheets are collated, and access rights are correct
    • Support the R&D department as new ...

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Many Receptionist jobs fall between traditional business hours of 9am-5.30pm Monday to Friday, although this largely depends on the sector and individual organisation. Whilst these are the most common hours, some Receptionist jobs may have a requirement for weekend and/or evening work.

For instance, in the hospitality sector a receptionist may work shifts, such as 7am-3pm or 3pm-11pm and in the medical or dental environment, there are often early starts and late finishes.

 

Part-time or job share Receptionist jobs are often available, making reception work very attractive for those who have commitments away from work. 

 

Receptionists’ salaries range from minimum wage for trainees up to around £20,500 for more experienced Receptionists holding more seniority and management responsibility.