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. Office Administrator

    Location: Fife

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Admin / Secretarial / PA

    Staffinders are seeking an experienced Office Administrator based in Fife. This role is initially temporary however has potential for a longer-term opportunity.

    Day-to-day responsibilities

    Daily contact with clients both over the phone and in person.
    Proficient in Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
    Maintain a structured filing system.
    Data input.
    Responding to ...

  2. 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 - the successful candidate must be available to work full-time 8.15 - 5.15.
     
    The role

    Answering telephone calls ...

  3. 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 an initial 2-3 month period.
    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 ...

  4. Accounts Administrator

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: £10.00 to £10.50 p/h

    Category: Admin / Secretarial / PA

    Stafffinders are looking for a part-time Accounts Administrator to join the team of our client based in Scottish Borders.
    Working hours: Mon, Wednesday and Thursday 09:00-15:00.

    Day-to-day responsibilities

    Processing of invoices.
    Verifying accounting information in the accounting system.
    Reconciling vendor accounts to supplier statements.
    Processing Purchase Ledgers
    Preparing ...

  5. Receptionist

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Receptionist

    Staffinders are seeking a receptionist based in Edinburgh. Due to the nature of the role, telephone experience is essential as the main point of contact. Excellent levels of customer service are essential for this role as you will be directly dealing with customers on a face to face basis. 
     
    The ...

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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.