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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  1. Typist

    Location: Paisley

    Salary: £7.83 p/h

    Category: Typist

    Stafffinders are looking for a Typist for our well-established client based in Renfrewshire. This is a short term, temporary contract.
     
    The hourly rate is dependent on the candidate’s experience.
     
    Hours will vary day-to-day.
     
    Other areas of responsibility

    Typing letters/emails
    Secretarial duties including, photocopying, scanning and ensuring they remain ...

  2. Customer Relations

    Location: Paisley

    Salary: £7.50 p/h

    Category: Office Administrator

    Stafffinders are looking to recruit a Customer Service Administrator to join our client in Renfrewshire. This position is on-going temporary.
    £7.83 per hour. Monday to Friday, 9-5pm
    Duties Include:

    Providing telephone support for customer queries
    Have great Microsoft skills and use company in-house system effectively (training provided)
    Keeping files ...

  3. Receptionist

    Location: Paisley

    Salary: £8.00 p/h

    Category: Office Sales Administrator

    We are looking for an experienced Receptionist to cover short term holiday cover for out client in the Paisley area.
     
    This is a full-time position, Monday to Friday on a temporary basis for 2 weeks.
     
    Hourly rate £8.00 p/h
     
    Duties include;
     

    Meeting and greeting clients
    Booking meetings
    Arranging ...

  4. Receptionist

    Location: Glasgow

    Salary: £9.00 p/h

    Category: Receptionist

    An exciting opportunity has arisen in Glasgow for an Administration Assistant/Receptionist to join my client’s team and work on a temporary basis ad-hoc basis to cover staff shortage.
     
    The shift patterns will vary and could range from 8-16 hours per shift.
    £9.00 p.h
     
     
    Ideal Candidate:

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  5. Administration Assistant

    Location: Glasgow

    Salary: £8.25 p/h

    Category: Admin / Secretarial / PA

    Calling all part time Administrators. Stafffinders are looking to recruit an Administrator to work to join our prestigious client based in Renfrewshire.
    This is an ongoing temporary position (Office hours, Monday to Friday) Salary is DOE
    Good attention to detail and excellent PC literacy is key within this role. 
    Duties ...

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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.