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.

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 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.

Hours of work and 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. 

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Job Listings

  1. Receptionist

    Location: Inverclyde

    Salary: £8.50 p/h

    Category: Receptionist


    Stafffinders are currently recruiting for a Receptionist in the Inverclyde area. 
    Salary: £8.00 - £8.50 per hour
    Tuesday - Friday (18.5hrs per week)
    Part-time, temporary ongoing.
    Holiday cover may be required, successful candidate must be available to work full-time 8.15 - 5.15
     
    Duties include:

    Answering telephone calls
    Meet ...

  2. Data Entry Clerk

    Location: Glasgow

    Salary: £9 to £10

    Category: Data Entry Clerk

    Stafffinders is looking for experienced Data Entry Clerks for a variety of up and coming roles in the Glasgow area initially starting on a temporary basis.
    Ideal candidates must have good attention to detail and the ability to work in a fast paced work environment.
    Responsibilities:

    Compile, prepare and sort ...

  3. Legal Secretary

    Location: Glasgow City Centre

    Salary: £9.00 p/h

    Category: Secretary

    An exciting opportunity has come up for a Legal Secretary to join my client in the Glasgow area. £9p/h.
     
    This is an initial temporary position with the scope of permanent opportunity for the right person. Hours are Monday – Friday 9-5pm (flexible)
    An immediate start for the right candidate.
     
    Duties ...

  4. Temporary Administrator

    Location: Renfrewshire

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Admin / Secretarial / PA

    Stafffinders are currently recruiting for various temporary and relief Administration/Receptionists across the Renfrewshire area.
    Applicants looking for Part-time and Full-time hours are welcome to apply.
    Duties include:

    Answering telephone calls
    Meet and greet visitors
    Filing
    General ad hoc duties
    MS Office packages including Word, Outlook & Excel
    Dealing with petty ...

  5. Administrator / Receptionist

    Location: Renfrewshire

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Admin / Secretarial / PA

    Stafffinders are currently recruiting for various temporary and relief Administration/Receptionists across the Renfrewshire area.
    Applicants looking for Part-time and Full-time hours are welcome to apply.
    Duties include:

    Answering telephone calls
    Meet and greet visitors
    Filing
    General ad hoc duties
    MS Office packages including Word, Outlook & Excel
    Dealing with petty ...

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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.