Temporary & Permanent 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 for members of staff.  They should enjoy dealing with people over the phone and helping callers, whilst also providing 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 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.

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Job Listings

  1. Accounts Assistant

    Location: Glasgow City Centre

    Salary: £8.50 p/h

    Category: Admin/Secretarial/PA

    My client is seeking a temporary Accounts Assistant for their offices based in Glasgow city centre. This is an on-going temporary position and previous experience is essential. Salary is dependant on experience.

  2. Auto Typist

    Location: Glasgow

    Salary: £8.00 p/h

    Category: Audio Typist

    My client is looking for an experienced auto typist to complete a temporary assignment. This role is based in the East End of Glasgow working Monday to Friday. 
    If you are interested please apply ASAP!
    Stafffinders are acting as an employment business in relation to this vacancy.

  3. Accounts Administrator

    Location: Bellshill

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Admin/Secretarial/PA

    Staffinders are currently recruiting for an experienced Accounts Administrator to join our client based in Bellshill.
    This is a full time temporary position.
    Duties Include:

    Sales Invoicing
    Purchase Invoicing
    Credit Control
    Processing Expenses
    General Admin Duties

    If you are interested in this position and match the above criteria, please apply ...

  4. Administrator

    Location: Glasgow

    Salary: £8.25 p/h

    Category: Admin / Secretarial / PA

    My client is a long standing and highly respected learning and development organisation seeking a temporary Administrator to start immediately.
    Key duties will be:

    General administration duties
    Answering telephone
    Matching up supplier invoices for payment.
    Updating website
    Assisting at events

    This is a busy, varied role so previous administration experience ...

  5. 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 ...

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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.