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. Relief Operator

    Location: Paisley

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Switchboard Operator

    An exciting opportunity has emerged for a Relief Operator to join our well established client in the Paisley area.
    This is a permanent, full time position.
    Due to the nature of the business, there is a minimum of 48 hours per week (Some weekend work required) This role will operate ...

  4. Clerical Officer

    Location: Motherwell

    Salary: £10.65 p/h

    Category: Admin / Secretarial / PA

    aAn opportunity has arisen for an Administration Assistant to work with our client based in the North Lanarkshire area.
     
    This role will be for atleast 6 months. It is full-time, Mon-Fri, 9-5pm. To be considered for this role, you must have good Administration experience and preferably be from a housing ...

  5. QA Tester (German)

    Location: Glasgow City Centre

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Data Entry Clerk

    FLUENT GERMAN LINGUISTS REQUIRED IN THE HEART OF GLASGOW An exciting opportunity has arisen for bilingual applicants seeking immediate employment in Glasgow city centre! On behalf of our global client, Stafffinders are searching for the ideal candidates to work effectively within entry level QA Testing.  In essence, you will be ...

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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.