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. 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. Typist

    Location: Paisley

    Salary: £9.00 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 ...

  3. Typist

    Location: Paisley

    Salary: £8.50 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Administrator

    Location: Carluke

    Salary: £8.75 p/h

    Category: Admin / Secretarial / PA

    We are looking for an administrator to join one of their clients during a busy period.
    This is an immediate start and those with access to their own transport are preferable for this role. The hours are Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm this is an ongoing role approximately 4 weeks initially ...

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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.