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. Administrator

    Location: Glasgow

    Salary: £8.77 p/h

    Category: Office Administrator

        

  2. Service Administrator

    Location: Glasgow

    Salary: £8.50 p/h

    Category: Office Administrator

    My client is looking for a part time administrator for an on going temporary position commencing in January. You will be working Monday to Friday 25 hours per week. This position is based in Glasgow.
    This role will involve:

    Carrying out administrative processes and processes
    Inputting data accurately
    Possessing excellent ...

  3. Administrator

    Location: Renfrewshire

    Salary: £9.00 p/h

    Category: Office Administrator

    Stafffinders are looking to recruit an Administration Assistant to join our client based near Paisley. This position is a short term temporary cover for approx 2 months and would require the successful candidate to start immediately.
    21 hours per week.
    Duties Include:

    Drafting documents and correspondence
    Proofreading
    Scheduling
    Providing telephone ...

  4. Receptionist

    Location: Lanarkshire South

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Receptionist

    Receptionist required for dental practice based in South Lanarkshire 
    This is a temporary position for approximately 2 - 4 weeks. Immediate start available.
    Rate of pay: £8.50ph
    Main duties:
    - Answering all calls
    - Responding to e-mails
    - Making appointments
    - Taking payments
    The ideal candidate will have experience reception experience, be well spoken ...

  5. Mailroom Assistant

    Location: Inverclyde

    Salary: £8.00 p/h

    Category: Admin / Secretarial / PA

    An excellent opportunity has arisen for an Administrator to join our client based in Inverclyde. This is an on-going temporary positon

    Monday & Friday (approx 10 hours p/w)
     
    Duties Include:
     
    -Dealing with incoming mail
    -General Clerical duties- filing, photocopying, scanning
    -Assisting relevant depts.
    -Attention to detail
    -Checking stationary levels
    -All ...

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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.