Office 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.

Receptionist Jobs involve welcoming customers or other types of visitor. Sitting or standing behind a desk or counter, they greet people as they arrive, and deal with visitors' enquiries.

Receptionist Jobs - office experienced required

They will also take phone calls, sometimes operating a complex switchboard, and may need to pass on messages to members of staff.  They should enjoy dealing with people over the phone and help callers, whilst also provide 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.

Receptionist Jobs - expected salary

Many Receptionists 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 Receptionists may have a requirement for the 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 Receptionists are often available, making reception work very attractive for those who have commitments away from work. 

Salary ranges between £15,000 and £18,500 dependent on experience and location of hiring organisation.

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  1. Administrator

    Location: Ayr

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Office Administrator

     
    Stafffinders are currently looking for a part time Administrator to join our prestigious client based in South Ayrshire.
    This is an immediate start for the right person. This role will be approx.21 hours per week and a degree of flexibility will be required.
    Some duties include:

    Answering incoming telephone ...

  2. Typist

    Location: Glasgow

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Typist

    Stafffinders have an urgent requirement for a talented Administrator to join our prestigious client in the Paisley area. Accuracy and excellent typing ability it a must in this role. If you are immediately available, please get in touch today!  
     
    Salary is £15-18k per annum (doe) and the hours are 08 ...

  3. Administrator

    Location: Dundee

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Office Administrator

    Competitive Salary 
    Stafffinders are currently recruiting for an Administrator for one of our prestigious clients based in the Dundee area.
    How you’ll benefit

    Competitive salary
    Generous annual leave
    Company Pension Scheme
    Cycle to work scheme

    Your new company
    Our client pride themselves on their reputation within the sector and ...

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.