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: Glasgow

    Salary: £8.50 p/h

    Category: Receptionist

    We are looking for a talented receptionist to work within the city centre area of Glasgow for our reputable client
    This is a full-time, temporary position. Hours are 9-5pm, Monday to Friday.
    Salary is dependent on experience.
    Duties include;

    Meeting and greeting clients
    Booking meetings
    Arranging couriers
    Keeping the reception ...

  2. Office Support

    Location: Glasgow

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Office Administrator

    Stafffinders are looking for an office support candidate on an on-going temporary basis for our clients business in Glasgow (G40)
    £9.00p/h
    Hours are approx 9-5pm, however there may be some flexibility to suit the successful candidate.
    Duties include;

    A methodological, accurate and organised approach to their work
    Answering ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Helpdesk Advisor

    Location: Glasgow

    Salary: £8.50 p/h

    Category: Switchboard Operator

    An opportunity has arisen for x2 Helpdesk Advisors to work within our clients business on a temporary basis for 2-3 months initially.
    This is a key role within the business ensuring all queries and problems are resolved and excellent customer service is delivered. Representing the brand in a positive way ...

  5. Helpdesk Advisor

    Location: Glasgow

    Salary: £8.50 p/h

    Category: Switchboard Operator

    An opportunity has arisen for x2 Helpdesk Advisors to work within our clients business on a temporary basis for 2-3 months initially.
    This is a key role within the business ensuring all queries and problems are resolved and excellent customer service is delivered. Representing the brand in a positive way ...

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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.